Wolf Like Me Season 2 is the elevated version of an already great Season 1 in all the ways that truly matter. In fact, the second season proves that Wolf Like Me has taken all that worked and improved on it in the best possible way.
Werewolves were in a decade or so ago, but they were way more emo than this. What can we say, we like this version a lot more than we did the previous one.
The fact that the secret is out is, perhaps, the best thing about the second season. The mystery worked for the first season, but there’s a lot more depth to the fact that the viewers are on the inside with the family this time. Especially because this allows us to bond with the characters and invest not just in the relationship between Mary and Gary – and we’ll never truly be over that rhyme – but also, more than anything else this season, between Mary and Emma.
Abe Forsythe’s humor is perfectly displayed in a second season that’s way funnier than the first one – but that never forgets that it can be poignant and that it needs to be for the show to work. Isla Fisher, in particular, gets to showcase the fear for her unborn baby’s wellbeing in a way that shouldn’t feel so relatable considering we’re talking about a possible werewolf baby.
Then there’s Gad, who is a really engaging actor for someone who is also able to enchant us as the voice of Olaf. He doesn’t get nearly enough credit for his acting abilities, and hopefully, this season of Wolf Like Me will move the needle a little bit in people’s minds.
Edgar Ramirez is the other standout, and not in the Edgar Ramirez way of looking, you know …like he does. Ramirez always seems to fit perfectly in a dramedy. Few actors can straddle the line between comedy and drama as well as he does. He is perfectly believable in whichever of the two he’s doing, or if he’s somehow in the middle, and that lends itself perfectly to what the second season of Wolf Like Me is trying to do.
The great acting is just a compliment to a well-thought-out story that I’d be remiss to spoil because it just gets funnier, deeper, and more interesting as the season goes along. The show doesn’t just surprise you; it draws you in and it does so while making you feel for characters whose lives you could never truly inhabit.
Dramedy is, perhaps, the hardest genre to nail, but Peacock has now delivered two outstanding sophomore seasons for both Killing It and Wolf Like Me, two shows that fall squarely into this category, and that hopefully, will continue making audiences laugh and feel for seasons to come. Because that’s the thing with Wolf Like Me. Season 1 felt a little bit like a complete story. Season 2, meanwhile, leaves us begging for more.
But that’s okay. That’s the mark of a good show. It always leaves you wanting more.
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All seven episodes of Wolf Like Me Season 2 will premiere on Peacock on October 19th.