Difficult to mess with a series as charming and sparkling asOnly murders in the building from Disney+. The ten episodes devour like an Agatha Christie novel peppered with effective gags and refreshing self-mockery.
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The second season, online this Tuesday in French and English on Disney +, does not disappoint, far from it. It adds the great Shirley MacLaine to her five-star cast, which includes two of the biggest names in humor: Steve Martin and Martin Short.
Boo! Great boomer show, trolls will be mocked on Twitter. No way. What hacksan excellent comedy available on Crave, Only murders in the building build a bridge between generations by adding singer/actress Selena Gomez to the lead trio.
And nothing about the intergenerational plotlines of this savory comedy seems forced or clichéd. Young, old, thirty or seventy, they learn from each other, get on each other’s nerves (of course), and strike up a sincere friendship without seeming like an episode of the life gamefrom 1991.
It’s funny and witty. Big thumbs up from my side. It is seen at once.
For those who don’t know anything aboutOnly murders in the buildingscandal, sir! a quick summary. Reclusive artist Mabel (Selena Gomez), fallen actor Charles (Steve Martin), and declining theater director Oliver (Martin Short) all live in the same heritage building on New York’s Upper West Side. The three residents of the famous Arconia, as the building is called, do not see each other, but they share an all-consuming passion for “true crime” podcasts.
When one of their neighbors is shot in the head, the three amateur sleuths team up and put together their own crime podcast. true crimethat he will find out to the police about the identity of the killer of his (luxury, obviously) apartment building.
The tenth and final episode of the first season ended with an icy slam. On her living room floor, poor Mabel (Selena Gomez) was cradling the bloodied body of Bunny, the obnoxious president of the Arconia residents committee. A long knitting needle pierced the trunk of the victim, who had several “enemies” in the immediate vicinity.
The second season ofOnly murders in the building it comes down to exactly this moment: who then liquidated Bunny, a lonely and bitter woman? The police suspect our three popular and endearing Sunday investigators, the first to approach the victim’s bed. But due to lack of evidence, the police release Mabel, Charles and Oliver, who then attack the second season of their podcast, dedicated to the search for Bunny’s killer.
The first three 35-minute episodes (out of a total of ten) take detours that take us (too far) away from the central investigation. In the fourth episode the usual rhythm is recovered and the series catches us in its intriguing nets. Clues blur, clues abound, and the hunt for the killer becomes obsessive.
In parallel, Only murders in the building it never loses its original and eccentric tone. Each episode of the series takes the form of a podcast episode, delving into the rich past of many characters, more complex than they show.
Among the new faces ofOnly murders in the buildingyou will discover the hilarious Amy Schumer in her own role, who moves to the penthouse where the singer Sting lived in the previous season. Model and comedian Cara Delevingne plays an art gallery owner who takes an interest in Mabel’s work and whose intentions are confused.
The brilliant Tina Fey reprises her mini-role as Cinda Canning, a star podcaster who starts a podcast: Only killers in the building – about our three friends Mabel, Charles and Oliver.
As for Shirley MacLaine, she plays Bunny’s mother and her rich personal story will lead our detectives down winding paths.
Throughout the episodes, the viewer juggles assorted puzzle pieces like a million dollar erotic painting, hidden elevators, racy secrets from the past, and rivalries dating back to the 1970s. Once again, Martin Short inherit the most powerful responses. He is hilarious.
Ah yes, as in the first chapter, Selena Gomez always speaks with clenched teeth and locked jaws. What do you want, this series with multiple qualities can’t be perfect either.
People at Mass!
Télé-Québec broke its own audience record last Thursday for a National Day program. Between 9:30 p.m. and midnight, the National Day broadcast on the Plains of Abraham was watched by 812,000 people, while the Saturday night replay drew 197,000 music lovers.
On Friday night, the simultaneous broadcast of the Montreal show on TVA and Radio-Canada drew 728,000 viewers. In short, Quebec beat Montreal and Marc Labrèche beat Pierre-Yves Lord.
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