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Brokaw: ‘Only Murders in the Building’ continues to enchant viewers

By Francine Brokaw - Special to the Daily Herald | Jul 30, 2022

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"Only Murders In The Building" is streaming now on Hulu.

The second season of the dramedy “Only Murders in the Building” on Hulu is just as enthralling as the first. And yes, a third season will be coming next year. That information alone is reason enough for fans to celebrate. Season two brings back the trio of crime-solving podcasters — Charles (Steve Martin), Oliver (Martin Short), and Mabel (Selena Gomez) — as they take on the task of solving a new murder.

Season one ended with the revelation that Bunny (Jayne Houdyshell) who basically ran the Arconia, the building in which all the drama (and comedy) and mystery unfolds, has been murdered and our main trio are suspects.

Guest stars in season two include Shirley MacLaine, Amy Schumer and Nathan Lane, who returns as Teddy Dimas. There are other characters introduced in this season, namely that of Charles’ “daughter” Lucy (Zoe Margaret Colletti) who finds her pseudo-father’s new calling in life absolutely fascinating. But Charles also returns to his former TV show “Brazos” as an older Brazos, which infuriates him to no end. But being back on TV is something he has wanted and, although he spends most of the time solving the murder, his return to the small screen is a welcome one.

While they are trying to solve Bunny’s murder this season, the trio finds themselves being set up to take the fall. But their cunning and ingenuity overtakes the evil plot. Some interesting developments unfold within the walls of the Arconia. Forget for a second about the murders, the building itself is a mystery.

Season two has started streaming on Hulu with new episodes dropping each Tuesday. While fans of the show eagerly await each new episode, many others certainly prefer to wait until the entire season is available to binge at once.

This is really a fun show and the cast is phenomenal. While it is a show revolving around murders, it is still a comedy. How can it not be with this cast of characters? The intricacies of the relationships as well as the farcical events make the series a hit.

The creative team behind the show is top notch and the stories keep viewers interested even between seasons anxiously waiting for what new development, or murder, will occur at the Arconia.

Bravo to season two of “Only Murders in the Building.”

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