Family Business Season 2 Netflix Series Review: A delightful, slapstick comedy
Aparnna Hajirnis -What is the story about?
A year later from season 1, Hazans are running a thriving business. But Joseph (Jonathan Cohen) wants to quit because Aida (Lina El Arabi) refuses to let him meet their triplets and the threat of Jaures (Tamar Baruch) continues to loom large. The problem is that nobody else wants to quit as everyone is used to the lavish lifestyle. The scale of the Hazans’ operation increases and so does the difficulty of laundering money and finding space to grow the weed.
In season 2, the Hazans have a lot on their plate as their personal lives cross with their professional lives. Every family member — except perhaps Clem, who plays a likable role, has understandable motivations and relatable problems, be they personal or romantic or criminal. The dynamics between the cast are really strong and the show is hilarious, not just onscreen but also in the writing which is packed with a lot of gags. For those unfamiliar with the show, it’s a mix between How to Sell Drugs Online, with a family drama/comedy like Dynasty and The Middle but also has elements of Breaking Bad to it as well. It also shares some resemblance to the now-cancelled comedy Disjointed.Performances
The performances are the best part about this show as every character is written with a lot of finesse. The actors, too have done their part very well. They bring out quirks and spunk in the script and alive on the screen. It is a pleasure to watch this eclectic bunch of actors on the screen.
Even though it is on the lines of Disjointed, it has a lot more comedy to offer than the cancelled show. Some of the gags are hilarious and will have you rolling on the floor with laughter.Drawbacks
The 30-minute episodes seem to short and since there are just 6 episodes, it leaves you wanting for more.
Did I enjoy it?
Yes, it is a skillful blend of family drama and slapstick comedy.Do I recommend it?
Yes, although you may have to rely on subtitles to get the gist of the show.