Catastrophe Season 2 Review: A terribly hilarious time

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Our review of the hilarious Amazon original comedy series Catastrophe Season 2 starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney! 

Possible mild spoilers ahead. Don’t read unless you have finished Catastrophe Season 2! 

Catastrophe Season 2 premiered on Amazon Prime Video on April 7 with a huge surprise for viewers. Time jump!

After the first season set us up for the birth of Rob and Sharon’s first child, Catastrophe jumped three years into the future to the birth of their second child. At first, I was a bit skeptical of the time jump, but it ended up working out better than I could have imagined. There was so much more drama, angst, and tension injected into the series with the time jump. It was exactly what the series needed to move forward with the plot.

From there, Catastrophe is all terrible and hilarious at the same time.

Catasrophe is like the typical disastrous romantic comedy, but there’s nothing typical or normal about the series. In fact, Catastrophe is unique in a genre that has already seen every way to present a romantic couple, and the second season pulled off a fresh, new spin on the rom-com. That’s difficult to do.

Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, the duo who created and star in the series, are two of the funniest people on TV. Their characters, Rob Norris and Sharon Morris, have an incredible knack achieving hilarity in every situation. The witty banter plus the infinite unfortunate situations creates the perfect formula for the comedy to shine.

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If I had to pick my favorite Amazon original series, it would be hard not to pick Catastrophe after an outstanding second season.

While technically Catastrophe is an Amazon original series, it’s basically just a series that Amazon has the exclusive streaming rights to. The series airs on Channel 4 in the U.K. months before the rest of the world gets to see Catastrophe anyway. Amazon “original” series or not, Catastrophe has been one of my favorite shows of the last few years. I can’t get enough of this series!

Honestly, the only bad part about Catastrophe is that it’s not long enough. Each season only consists of six, 30-minute episodes, which can be easily binge-watched in one day if you want to.

I took a few days to watch the series because I think it’s better to watch the series over a few days rather than a complete binge-watch. I like to let the episode percolate for a little bit before diving into the next one. It just makes everything feel fresh, and the episodes don’t begin to blend together.

Related: When will Catastrophe Season 3 be on Amazon Prime Video? 

Some people won’t like Catastrophe for one reason or another. To me, Catastrophe is one of the best shows you can watch on Amazon. Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan are an incredible team. Their non-stop, stream of jokes kill me every time.

You know you’re watching top-notch comedy when you have to pause the scene because you’re laughing so hard. Catastrophe did that to me a few times in the second season.

I can’t wait for Catastrophe Season 3 to finally be released, although it could be a year away!

Based on that ending, if you know what I mean, I don’t know how long I can wait to find out what happens. Other shows should take notes from the Catastrophe Season 2 ending. That’s how you do season finale and pull off a cliff-hanger ending!

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