Second season of Angie Tribeca went out later the same year as the first one. In terms of the story it acquires an arch, with mysterious conspiracy and all, so pretty much every episode is subject to developing that line, although the vertical stories are also in place.
Like before, the show features a lot of high-profile personalities as secondary characters and cameos. The literal representation of metaphors is often used, but not as much as before – the accent shifted more towards the genre parody.
Steve Carell didn’t write anything for the season, which is probably the reason why it gradually becomes less and less fascinating. Some of the really cool points were let go (the screaming, for one thing), but the fact that the writers rely more on crude mockery than on fresh ideas is much worse and serves to no development. It is still quite amusing, but rarely funny.
All in all, it seems like an unnecessary change of the quality; I would still watch the next season when it comes out, but my attitude will be suspicious.
Created by: Steve Carell and Nancy Carell
Directed by: Ira Ungerleider, Rachel Lee Goldenberg, Brennan Shroff, Steve Pink, Dan Beers, Matt Sohn
Written by: Ira Ungerleider, Mathew Harawitz, Shepard Boucher, Marisa Pinson, Juliet Seniff, Nathaniel Stein, Sean Lavery, Scott Hanscom
Performed by: Rashida Jones, Hayes MacArthur, Jere Burns, Deon Cole, Andrée Vermeulen, Jagger, Alfred Molina, Caitlin Kimball, Vicki Lewis, James Franco, Jon Hamm, Busy Phillips, Rhys Darby, David Walton, Matthew Glave, Kevin Pollak, Heather Graham, Josh Meyers, Danny Pudi, Mary McCormack, Maya Rudolph, Eriq La Salle, Noah Wyle, Todd Luiso, Melanie Hutsell, Joey McIntyre, Saul Rubinek, Chris Kirkpatrick, Aaron Carter, Colton Dunn, Joe Jonas, Jonathan Frakes, Daniel Stern, Michaela Watkins, John Magaro, Craig Gellis, Josh McDermitt, Wayne Wilderson, Blake Lee, Nancy Carell, Peggy Lipton, Ed Begley Jr.
Time: 10 * 19-21m
Entertaining quality: 4- out of 5
Art quality: 4 out of 5
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