To some people it was the surprise announcement, but for others the news that Netflix’s Friends From College was renewed for an eight-episode Season 2 was good news.
It was a surprise to some due to the fact that the series was not received well by the critics. Entertainment Weekly was among the many that were not impressed saying that the series waste the talents of its cast members. The Guardian had a similar review:
“Each character may be unpleasant in his or her own right, but the sheer charmlessness of the group is hard to overstate. If they were sitting at a table near you, you’d leave the restaurant.”
However, our review of the first season was positive. While it started out slow, the series turned on the excitement toward the end of the season. But again, fans would have had to stick around until the end to truly enjoy the season-long build up of intensity.
Friends From College follows a group of friends who all graduated from Harvard University and are now trying to navigate their personal lives in their forties. However, matters are further complicated when certain friendships start to turn into more.
It will certainly be interesting to see what the writers have in store for Season 2, given the uncertain matters things were left in when the freshmen season ended. At the end of Season 1, Lisa Turner (Cobie Smulders) asked her husband, Ethan, for some time apart after she had an affair with their friends, Nick (Nat Faxon), and before Ethan could come clean about his longtime affair with Samantha (Annie Parisse). Their other friend, Max, was still trying to deal with his boyfriend breaking up with him and Marianne (Jae Suh Park) broke up with her man after he brought up marriage. Needless to say, Season 2 has some great stories to be told and even more about the characters themselves.
The comedy stars Keegan-Michael Key (Playing House), Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother), Annie Parisse (Person of Interest), Nat Faxon (Married), Fred Savage (The Grinder) and Jae Suh Park (Adam Ruins Everything).
There is no word on when Season 2 will be released, but we are looking forward to that announcement being made.
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This story was written by Samantha D’Amico. If you want to follow her on Twitter, you can do so at @SAM_iamXO.