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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Outs: Season 2 (Web Series)

I was so so so happy when I got to see the season 2 of this web series. I can’t believe I did not even know that it was under production. Having loved the season one, you can’t even imagine the excitement I had to watch the season 2, because I expected nothing but the best. This season may not be as good as season 1, but still this is a pretty darn good sequel where it returns from where the characters were left. And yes, I will continue to want more seasons and sequels to this web series.

Season 1 ended with Oona’s blog picking up, Jack & Mitchell were finally starting to work on their friendship and Paul was getting into a grad school. Time has passed and the stories continue. Paul and Jack are string to make their long distance relationship work by opening it up. Jack has been meeting few people here and there and as always is quite unsure about what’s happening between him and Paul (Scruffy from season one and we find out his name in this season). Mitchell has a new boyfriend, a British chef, whom he loves and adores but he relationship is still at a very early stages. Oona is now hugely successful mean and bitchy blogger and has written a few books. She is screwing her publisher and maybe the is the guy who would finally help her also realise that she is also capable of loving. Her friendship with Mitchell is still as strong as ever. We witness the growth of the characters but the series ends with Mitchell having broken up with his chef boyfriend, Paul and Jack still evaluating because Jack can’t “do this” anymore and Oona kicks her flourishing career because she won’t let people take her for granted. Also she has now met a man who likes her for who she is.

As I mentioned above, all my expectations were pretty much met by this whole season. It was a perfect season with the stories being moved in exactly the right direction. The cast is perfect and as actors they are still amazing and natural to the core. They can all be your next door neighbours and you could be watching them in real life. Jack is still the best and I really liked his chemistry with Paul. Interestingly this time, its the director/actor Mitchell who fell a bit short of expectations. He was too good in season one but maybe one mark less as an actor in the sequel. Doesn’t take away the credit from him on how excellent writer/director he is. As expected, i missed my New York city very much after watching the show and I can’t wait to return back. The show made me really nostalgic having shot at some of my fav places (including Taim restaurant, which is round the corner from where I lived). A few more characters are introduced on the side but the core of the story remains focussing on topics of friendship, happiness, and feeling lost when things just aren’t working anymore. Its the situations that viewers can definitely relate to. I , for once, can definitely relate to every single character.

Thank you so much for bring back the show with the new season. I have not been excited about watching anything in a while now. I still love this show. Highly recommend it. (8/10)

6 comments:

Luigi C said...

Sorry for bothering with something out of matter: have You never seen the Finnish Soap ( english subs) with Lari and Elias called Salatut Elamaat ( secret lives)? The boys are amazing....

Golu said...

No I haven't actually. Haven't even heard of it. Would you recommend watching it?

Luigi C said...

Yes , definitely : Lary , one of the boys is .....A MAN!

Golu said...

hahahahhaa.. good
but a quick search online tells me that it is like 150 episodes and 10 plus seasons. It is going to take me forever to catch up on a daily soap :(

fia said...

This dates back to 2010, but I only discovered the documentary "Three" on youtube a few days ago. Unfortunately the dialog is overlaid with a Russian (I think) commentary that makes understanding the boys impossible.

I read your 2010 review and your 2011 reference to torrents, but I'm wondering if a better video (with an understandable audio or subtitles) has emerged since then. I've searched google, Amazon and Ebay, but they only refer to the Roffman book (or the Russian youtube video).

Hoping you can shed some light....

Golu said...

To be honest, I am not really sure. I follow a specific website and watch films via them. Sorry I can't be of much help.