The Sex Lives of College Girls season 2 review – equally as fun if not better

November 12, 2022
Ricky Valero 0
HBO Max, Streaming Service, TV Reviews
4.5

Summary

The Sex Lives of College Girls continues to be one of the best-written shows on all of TV. We see even more growth that makes you want more.

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4.5

Summary

The Sex Lives of College Girls continues to be one of the best-written shows on all of TV. We see even more growth that makes you want more.

We review the HBO Max series The Sex Lives of College Girls season 2, which does not contain spoilers.

After a widely successful first season, The Sex Lives of College Girls is back, and I couldn’t be more excited. I binged the entire series in one day and have been waiting for its return. So does season two live up to season one? Let’s dive in.

The end of season 1 saw massive implications for each of the ladies on the show. First, Kimberly (Pauline Chalamet) did not lose her place at Essex but lost her scholarship. Next, Leighton (Reneé Rapp) was heartbroken but came out to Kimberly. Then, Whitney (Alyah Chanelle Scott) revealed to her mom that she was the person that had an affair with the coach. Last, Bela (Amrit Kaur) quits The Catullan after all the drama with the guys treating girls like objects.

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One thing I love about this show is the writing of each of our main characters. You never feel like one is overshadowing the other. Each of them has its own storyline, and they play out throughout the entire season. Each of them thrives on their own, too, but when they come together, they shine the brightest. My MVP of the season had to be Reneé Rapp, who truly came to her own in the role of Leighton Murray.

Of course, throughout season one, we saw Leighton struggle with her sexuality and keep it behind closed doors until she revealed to Kimberly that she was a lesbian at the end of season one. Once we see Leighton come out to the world, Rapp finds herself more within Leighton. She’s funnier, quirkier, and even more open, leading to some funny yet serious moments where Rapp steals the show.

Speaking of the writing, I love the healthy balance of the series in that it is very funny, but it also handles these women’s journies with grace. None of them are perfect, all make mistakes, and they don’t shy away from certain things women deal with while finding themselves. They write each of these characters to make them relatable AND likable. You don’t always have to agree with their choices, but you UNDERSTAND why they do because of the writing.

Another thing I don’t think gets enough credit is the color palette and the music on the show. Both are so enticing in the overall product that it makes the show stand out from other shows of this nature. You don’t always have the best technical work behind the scenes with sitcoms or comedy series, but you can tell they take it seriously on this show.

Overall, The Sex Lives of College Girls Season 2 brings everything we loved from season 1 and levels it up. We have so many fun storylines that keep us connected from episode one to episode ten. The entire cast delivers, making it one of the best ensembles on TV. If you loved season 1, you will jump for joy during season 2.

What did you think of The Sex Life of College Girls season 2? Comment below.

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