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The Outlaws season 2 review

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The second season of The outlaws is a mildly entertaining caper at its best when Stephen Merchant and Jessica Gunning are on screen.

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The outlaws is a flawed series that hits on most viewers’ favorite clichés for caper shows, but is accepted because of its talented cast. The other reason is the writing from Stephen Merchant, one of the showrunners. Here we find the series again for a second season in which Rani (Rhianne Barreto), Ben (Gamba Cole) and Christian (Charles Babalola) are taken over by The Dean (Claes Bang). Why exactly? Because even though they got through the first season unscathed, Ben still hasn’t repaid the hundreds of thousands of pounds he stole. If you remember, when Ben hid the money, three of his community service colleagues took it and spent it. Frank (Christopher Walken) paid off his daughter’s mortgage, John (Darren Boyd) put the money into his father’s ailing company and Myrna (Clare Perkins) donated the money to the Bristol Justice Campaign, a foundation she founded.

Just as the Dean is about to kill Ben, Rani screams that she can get the money back in eight weeks. how do you ask She tells him she is brilliant and has a scholarship to Oxford. (One might think that a drug lord might rely on street savvy and more drug dealing experience or even references). They bring everyone together because they will kill everyone’s family if they don’t pay the money. John has the business experience and Gregory (businessman) has the legal know-how to launder the money. He also uses his access to Gabby’s (Eleanor Tomlinson), Myrna can use her charity as Bart and Frank is the accomplished criminal with experience in challenging situations.

Merchant and Elgin James created The outlaws, both writing all 12 episodes. While Merchant (along with John Butler) directs most of the first season, Alicia McDonald directs the last four episodes. This marks a noticeable shift in tone and is pleasant. In the fourth episode of the season, the series finds its sweet spot. In a hilarious episode starring Gregory from Merchant at a “practice date” with Diane – the show’s funniest star, Jessica Gunning. The show is never more amusing when it focuses on these two comedic actors. The writing here combines comedy and a high stakes cheating game. As we know, there is a fine line between fear and exhilaration.

My main problem with The outlaws Very little thought is given to the “thriller” aspect of the series. For a character that often sells the series as the smartest person not only in the room but in Bristol, Rani often makes ill-advised decisions that border on the stupid. It could be argued that walking a fine line is in character. Usually for the thrill, but it goes way beyond that. For a show that prompts viewers to believe that plot points should work due to Rani’s intellect, this is used as a beard to forgo an explanation of deeper details of the operation. Everyone else hatches a plan to save their growing empire. It’s an obvious mistake that Rani and Ben are by far the least interesting characters on the show.

The outlaws is at its best when it treats its large cast equally and when Merchant and Gunning are involved. For that reason, and with the series finally gaining momentum for most of mid-season, this Merchant and Elgin series is an easily entertaining comic book caper with a deep bank.

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