Chicago Party Aunt Season 2 Review – time to hang up the party shoes

By Romey Norton
Published: December 30, 2022
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We review the Netflix series Chicago Party Aunt Season 2, which does not contain spoilers.

The growth of adult animation series continues and isn’t stopping, with Chicago Party Aunt getting a second season. Although the “part one, part two” thing a lot of series are doing recently just makes me think that they know the series aren’t strong enough to have sixteen episodes in one season so they break it up. Each season has eight episodes, and each lasts between twenty and twenty-five minutes, so it’s a quick watch.

Chicago Party Aunt Season 2 Review and Plot Summary

This animated adult sitcom is inspired by creator Chris Witaske’s Twitter account. Season 1, which aired in September 2021, had mixed reviews from audiences, saying it had comedic moments, but the plot, art style, and characters lacked substance. Let’s see what season 2 has to offer. 

Chicago Party Aunt is the story of Diane Dunbrowski, who is known to be the life of any party in Chicago. Diane is wild, but also kind, compassionate, and willing to help others. This is why her nephew Daniel, who has taken a break from high school, comes to live with her, and through the seasons we see their lighthearted journey and adventures the two get involved in. In season two we start with a brand new year in beautiful Chicago, and we’re thrown straight into Diane’s partying, drinking lifestyle.

Chicago Party Aunt characters are voiced by famous television personalities such as Lauren Ash, and Rory O’Malley, drag queen and TV presenter RuPaul voices Gideon, and the show’s creator Chris Witaske plays Kurt. The voice acting is very good, there is clear diction and distinction between the characters, which I really appreciate. Shouting, screaming, swearing, cackling laughs, and dramatic orchestral background music, there’s a lot going on in each episode. However, It’s not laugh-out-loud funny, but there are sections that can make you giggle and smirk. 

Diane has clearly been a party girl and now her personal and professional life is in turmoil. As she tries to hang on to past parties and lifestyle, it’s interrupted when she has to wear a breathalyzer and has court-ordered sobriety tests, not allowing her to drink (for four days) This party-aunt storyline does run thin and get predictable and boring. The character really doesn’t have any type of arc, and after 3 to 4 episodes it all feels very samey. In other episodes we see Diane use dating apps, Daniel her nephew hides his relationship, mammograms, and starting a business. 

Is Chicago Party Aunt Season 2 good?

Not really — if you were a fan of the first season, I am sure you will enjoy this, and even if you weren’t, it’s worth watching to slate it. For audiences new to this series, there are better and funnier adult animations out there to watch. For me, Diane is a character that’s like Marmite (you’ll either love her or hate her). She’s that crazy, unpredictable person in your life that you love but you’re also scared of. The character isn’t strong or diverse enough to make this series have longevity. I feel that this series tried to ride the wave of adult animation, as they’re so popular right now, but I’ll be surprised if it gets a part 3 or 4.

What did you think of Chicago Party Aunt Season 2? Comment below.

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