[Season 3 Coming Soon] It's summer '86 and life hasn't gotten any easier for the misfit staffers and clueless members of Red Oaks Country Club. David is caught in the crossfire between girlfriend Skye and her father Getty. Ex-spouses Sam and Judy brave the Jersey singles scene. Nash sets his romantic sights on a rich widow. And resident stoner Wheeler tries to break out of the "friend zone" with lifelong crush Misty.
After revealing their feelings for each other at the end of last summer, David and Skye finally reunite in Paris to ring in New Year’s 1986. But surprise guests threaten to ruin their romantic week in the City of Lights.
As Red Oaks Country Club kicks off the summer season, David faces an uncertain future at school, while Wheeler tries to become something more than "just friends" with longtime crush Misty. Meanwhile, club president Getty faces a challenge to his status at the club, and Sam and Judy adjust to single life.
Skye talks David into joining an uncomfortable Father's Day brunch with a less than thrilled Getty. Sam wants to celebrate with some father and son time of his own. Nash sets his romantic sights on a wealthy widowed club member, and Wheeler launches a new moneymaking scheme.
With the pressure of his trial weighing on him, Getty turns to an unusual confidante for moral support. One of Wheeler's students gets a little too close for comfort. And while Skye struggles to find her place on the New York art scene, David and Karen reconnect.
Tension bubbles as the Getty's celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary at the club. Meanwhile, Sam tracks down a lost love, Skye finds out about David’s secret power lunches with her father, and Wheeler goes to increasing lengths to avoid a romantic blunder with Misty.
Getty feels the heat as the jury verdict-and the club recall election-loom. With the summer winding down, Wheeler and Misty confront tough questions about what fall brings. David must define his own independence and make a decision about Getty’s lucrative job offer.
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Welcome back to another summer at Red Oaks - where everyone is making fresh starts, leaving behind the security of old lifestyles, breaking apart established relationships and exploring new ones. Meanwhile David, who is stuck at a crossroads in his life, questions whether he can make the right decision regarding his future.
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Reviewed in the United States on November 12, 2016
I am enjoying this series so much. Especially in this second season as it seems to have matured. I loved season 1 but sometimes felt like it was in a panic to get in as much "80's" reference as possible. I am invested in these Characters now and am hoping Amazon keeps making these. I also think the seasons should be every 6 months with at least 10 episodes. Paul Reiser has taken a character that could have easily been one dimensional and given him humanity. Richard Kind is always believable and a pleasure to watch as he works his craft. Gina Gershon and Jennifer Grey are not only so so easy to watch but bringing their excellent acting to this series. I really like the newer actors that others probably heard of but I did not. This is well casted, well written, and getting better as it goes.
Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2016
Let me join in with the people who agree that this season was great leap forward!
Season one was a kinda cute "American Pie" lite type coming of age story that I watched simply because Paul Reiser was in it. Enjoyable enough, but nothing to write home about.
But season two...wow, the writers got a real handle on their characters and told a compelling tale about the people we had met last year, but put real meat on the bones they only penciled previous. It's a year later, but a world away.
Hurry with season three!
PS. My recommendation is to go ahead and start with season one so you are familiar with with the people and situations that lead into the second year. Don't get discouraged, the second year more than makes wait worth it.
Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2016
I think this show really found its stride in this second season as all the characters came into their own. There isn't a lot of manufactured drama here and all of the characters and scenarios are pretty realistic. The first season started a bit slow but once you become invested in the characters, it's hard to stop watching and I ended up marathoning both seasons pretty quickly.
The day to day struggles around loneliness, finding meaning in your life and relationships are represented well here. This isn't a laugh out loud comedy but there are funny moments here and there but I was surprised with how well written the show ended up being. I found myself caring for all the characters and even the flawed, annoying stereotypes you come to expect from a show like this all turned out to be deeper characters with flaws and strengths. It's equal parts charming, funny, depressing and relatable wrapped up in a great package.
I hope Amazon makes more as I'd like to see these characters grow through a few seasons.
Season 2 really does a great job of picking up right where the final episode of the first season left off (which was the episode that got me totally hooked). The show has an outstanding cast. So many talented veterans and relatively unheard of newcomers who hold their own with them. I can only imagine what a wonderful experience it is on that set. Alexandra Socha's performance is enchanting. The story and chemistry between her 'Skye' and David works really well and brings back all of those feelings you get when falling in love. Your inner 19 year old can't help but fall in love with Skye. Nassir is a great character that gives a new perspective from all of the standard players we are used to seeing in the 80's genre. Somehow creepy and lovable at the same time, Nassir provides plenty of comedy and holds several of the story lines together. He's a great asset to this series. I think if you were unsure after watching Season 1, you have to give Season 2 a try. It's definitely binge-able. I just finished watching these two seasons and am so disappointed to hear that there will be only one more season. The last season will take place in 1987 and I was really hoping for at least a 1988. That was a good year. I'm hoping for a change of heart from the decision makers at Amazon.
Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2016
I watched this, and found it so appealing that I made my husband watch it. If you like the movie Caddyshack, you should enjoy this - except there's no cute gopher. There are strong characters, subtle side stories, and a nice balance of humor and seriousness in the problems faced by young adults trying to ease into the adult world. I'm not a big Paul Reiser fan, although I consider Mad About You one of the best of the 80's comedy series. Mr. Reiser shines in this show as the arrogant yet surprisingly human president of the country club, but he never steals the scenes when acting with his younger, less experienced cohorts. That's class and confidence! The series is well worth your time.