“Vicious” returns with its second season. It’s more of the same, as our star couple comes closer to making things traditional. The tale giantess from the later Harry Potter films tries to keep putting the moves on the young neighbor. Still, it’s more of the same jokes. I could see the series getting a third season, but the material is starting to run thin. What is it with Ian McKellan getting stuck on shows running out of steam?
The guest stars were fun this year, but it started to take away from the main story by the end. That being said, it’s a fun sitcom that bends British expectations and plays too mainstream for PBS. I’d like to see far more material like this on Public TV. Still, I wonder about the whole gatekeeping issue. The DVD comes with a featurette and interviews as the special features.
Release Date: 9/8/15