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      Season 2 – Casual

      2016 Comedy Drama List
      87% 15 Reviews Tomatometer 80% 50+ Ratings Audience Score You can go home again -- sort of. Bachelor Alex Cole finds himself living with his newly divorced sister in this Hulu original series. This time around, though, he and his sister are adults and they find themselves navigating the waters of the dating pool again -- all the while trying to raise Valerie's teenage daughter, who's also dipping her toes into the dating pool. Each one seems to have only casual relationships (hence the show's title): Valerie because she's newly divorced and trying to have fun; Alex because he's sort of a stereotypical bachelor who has yet to really grow up; and Laura, because she's a teenager. But the new living arrangement turns out to be a learning experience for everyone, punctuated, of course, by typical show devices (blind dates, one-night stands, parental visits, etc.) that lead to moments of hilarity, in between which nuggets of truth can be found. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Sep 27 Buy Now

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      Casual — Season 2

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      Critics Consensus

      Well-written and solidly acted, Casual offers a profane -- yet profound -- take on life's many challenges.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Jun 7, 2016 Phase 3 Alex's troubling new obsession leads to Valerie taking action; Laura looks into changing high schools. Details Episode 2 Aired Jun 7, 2016 Trivial Pursuit Alex embraces his role as Laura's teacher, but employs questionable methods; Valerie contacts a longtime friend. Details Episode 3 Aired Jun 14, 2016 Such Good Friends Valerie tries to advance her friendship with Jennifer; to keep Snooger afloat, Alex considers an offer from a venture capitalist; Laura thinks about joining a study group. Details Episode 4 Aired Jun 21, 2016 Big Green Egg Alex hosts a dinner for his new business partner, and is confronted by a person from his past; Valerie attends a game night with Jennifer and her friends; Laura gets acquainted with a member of her home-school group. Details Episode 5 Aired Jun 28, 2016 Bicycle Thieves Valerie considers her fertility options; Alex re-evaluates a relationship with an ex-girlfriend; Aubrey and Laura bond over a secret. Details Episode 6 Aired Jul 5, 2016 100 Cows Valerie agrees to a date with Jennifer's friend Harry, but is distracted by thoughts of someone else; Alex tries to impress Sarah; Laura and Aubrey's friendship intensifies. Details Episode 7 Aired Jul 12, 2016 Threesomes Valerie must choose between two very different men; Alex's relationship with a young co-worker draws attention; Laura and Aubrey present an irresistible offer to Spencer. Details Episode 8 Aired Jul 19, 2016 The Magpie After Sarah and Jordan's engagement party, Alex's personal and professional lives collide; Valerie reconsiders her decision; Laura's interest in Spencer results in complications. Details Episode 9 Aired Jul 26, 2016 The Lake Alex and Jordan battle over the future of Snooger; drama at home overshadows Valerie's trip with Jack; Laura wants to visit Spencer in the hospital, but encounters a problem. Details Episode 10 Aired Aug 2, 2016 Reunion Jack and Valerie explore their fantasies at a hotel; Alex gets accustomed to his new life; Spencer and Laura watch a series of teen romance films. Details Episode 11 Aired Aug 9, 2016 Death and Taxes Valerie must spend time with Drew and their accountant; Alex turns to therapy; Laura helps Spencer with tough decisions. Details Episode 12 Aired Aug 16, 2016 40 Alex makes plans for Valerie's 40th birthday; Drew and Valerie revisit a place that is special to them; Laura makes a decision regarding Spencer. Details Episode 13 Aired Aug 23, 2016 The Great Unknown A family crisis brings Valerie, Alex and Laura together. Details Next
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      Previous Emily St. James Vox Privilege isolates and devastates people in both directions, and somewhere in its bones, Casual knows this. Jun 16, 2016 Full Review Ben Travers indieWire In this deeper connection with characters, Casual feels all the more real. Jun 8, 2016 Full Review Inkoo Kang MTV A self-satisfied smirk stretched out into 30-minute installments, the Hulu series hides its lack of profundity and originality behind a faux-edginess. Jun 8, 2016 Full Review Allyson Johnson The Young Folks The laughs (albeit small chuckles mostly) remain and Watkins and Dewey continue to be impress. 8/10 Jun 12, 2016 Full Review Ken Tucker Yahoo! TV Casual -- the let's-call-it-a-sitcom starring Michaela Watkins as a single-mom therapist -- proceeds from a place of diffidence, of setting up the mildest of jokes and seeing how softly the show can make them land. Jun 7, 2016 Full Review Kevin Yeoman Screen Rant Where Casual excels is in making the steps toward personal growth feel as real and meaningful as the setbacks, even though they unfold within the heightened world of a television dramedy. Jun 7, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous Audience Member Starts to get a little redundant but we still can't get enough of these great characters. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member There's so much casual sex that there were times when was there a point. But the characters evolve from dysfunctional codependent family members to caring individuals struggling to understand why they r the way they are & work to correct and become better human beings. Sub plots r powerful Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review dj l While this season wasn't enjoyable as the other season it's still very watchable. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/04/17 Full Review Audience Member While Season 1 was great it missed the mark a couple times because of it's shorter length of episodes and many storylines randomly ending towards the end. Season 2 however gives us a much more focused look at the 3 leads and reminds us how they and feel and puts them into situations that turn casual relationships into genuine commitments as well as having the characters have to go through change and how that process is for all of them. It also gives us a much more interesting story and gives all 3 of the characters a lot more to do and is significantly darker than last season while still having some light laughs throughout and ends in a very hopeful positive direction for the show that makes us think that these characters might finally find happiness and might be ready to finally face reality and make a change to there repetitive lifestyle. Grade for the Season: A+ Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member I had such high hopes for this series. Sadly, its been disappointing. The first season was smart, well written and had more depth, even though the chatacters were barely getting introduced. Season 2 has left me with a sour taste, to say the least. I keep watching because I keep waiting for some miracle but, its not happening. Looks like the writers and actors to a hiatus and they called it season 2. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Loved Season 1, looking forward to more. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      Lynn Shelton, Marielle Heller, Jason Reitman, Karyn Kusama, Michael Weaver, Iain B. MacDonald, Fred Savage
      Executive Producer
      Jason Reitman, Helen Estabrook, Liz Tigelaar, Zander Lehmann
      Screenwriter
      Zander Lehmann, Liz Tigelaar, Harris Danow, Rosa Handelman, Marguerite MacIntyre, Molly Smith Metzler
      Network
      Hulu
      Rating
      TV-MA
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Jun 7, 2016
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