Killing It Season 2 Review: The Must-Watch Sitcom That's Literally 'Killing It' on Peacock Streaming Review

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Killing It is a must watch show that showcases the best of the thirty minute sitcom is meant to be.

Killing It Season 2 Review: The Must-Watch Sitcom That's Literally 'Killing It' on Peacock Streaming Review

When one thinks of the term, "killing it", there are generally a few thoughts that instantly come to mind.  First, there is the literal meaning where someone or something is killing someone/thing else.  Then there is the slang that has a similar meaning to the term "slay", which is basically saying you look amazing/fashionable or you are doing an incredible job.  Finally, there is the third possibility that one is referring to the sitcom. Killing It" that streams on Peacock.  The show introduced the audience to a cast of characters last year and has just followed up with Season two this past August.  While different from Season One, Killing It Season Two is literally...Killing It.

Craig (Craig Robinson; Hot Tub Time Machine) lives and works in Florida but loses his job as a bank security officer after failing to stop a robbery, which happens to have been perpetrated by his brother.  Craig, however, had recently been trying to secure a business loan to open his own Saw Palmetto berry farm.  Unfortunately, he hadn't been successful in acquiring the funds and realizes his "get rich" plan may never become obtainable...that is until he meets UBER driver and python hunting Jillian (Claudia O'Doherty; Extra Ordinary) who tells him how he can make money by hunting Python snakes in the Everglades.

When Season Two begins, Craig and Jillian realize Craig's dream of owning a Saw Palmetto Berry farm. Everything is going great, well sort of, and there is even a company interested in buying all of Craig's crop. Just when things seem to finally going right for Craig, it once again falls apart and Craig has to make a very difficult decision.  But, did he make the right choice? I guess we will have to wait for season three to find out.

As someone who has lived in South Florida for over fifteen years, I got the concept of Season One and python hunting (no I have never done it myself) but, even though Season Two takes things in a different direction, it is clear the show still delivers where it most counts...the overall idea Killing It wants to highlight. What idea is that you may ask?  It is the idea of the "haves" and "have nots".  The spoiled, unsympathetic rich people look down their noses at the working class.  The one percenters versus the little guy.

Often with movies and television shows it takes some time for the story to really get going and Killing It is no exception.  The first episode of Season One was somewhat hit or miss but the other episodes made the show worth watching.  The same can be said on a broader scale for Seasons One and Two.  If Season One took time to hit its stride, then Season Two is the payoff.  Every episode in Season Two is worth watching over and over again as there are certainly things that will be missed the first time around.

The cast, led by Robinson, takes the dialogue and brings it to life and I don't think the show would be as good with other actors.  They have a chemistry that can't be faked, even if they portray adversaries on the show.  There is also a momentum that has been built throughout both seasons and it pays off by the time Season Two ends.

Killing It is a must-watch show that showcases the best of the thirty-minute sitcom is meant to be.  Creators Dan Goor and Luke Del Tredici (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) make no apologies for political incorrectness nor should they.  Check Killing It out on Peacock and see if you disagree.

Grade: A-


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Allison Rose, a Senior Correspondent and Critic at FlickDirect, is a dynamic presence in the entertainment industry with a communications degree from Hofstra University. She brings her film expertise to KRMS News/Talk 97.5 FM and broadcast television, and is recognized as a Tomatometer-Approved Critic. Her role as an adept event moderator in various entertainment industry forums underscores her versatility. Her affiliations with SEFCA, the Florida Film Critics Circle, and the Online Film Critics Society highlight her as an influential figure in film criticism and media.




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