Warning: Spoilers ahead for The morning show season 2!
The morning show is currently awaiting an official announcement for season 3, but is following up season 2 finale, it might be better if the show does not continue anymore. The morning show debuted in 2019 as AppleTV +’s premiere show with an A-list including Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell and Reese Witherspoon along with a plot that focused on a massive issue. Season 1 put the streamer on the map, won a Primetime Emmy – and was nominated for 7 more Emmys – but season 2 unfortunately could not be compared.
The morning show season 1 dug into the #MeToo movement, with Steve Carell’s Mitch Kessler as the news show’s male co-thinker becoming social pariah after accusations surfaced of his sexual misconduct. Everyone is struggling to survive and is hiding any connection to Mitch or any awareness they had about his behavior when the network, UBA, comes under intense investigation. After the tragic suicide of the woman Mitch assaulted, Alex Levy (played by beloved Friends actress Jennifer Aniston) reveals everything to the world in the middle of their news program.
The morning show season 2, however, failed to compare. While season 1 was focused and gripping, The morning show season 2 fell apart in gossip on the news department and outrageous fights. What’s more, The morning show season 2 created major problems for a potential season 3 that would no doubt pull the show further from its spectacular origins. Here are the reasons The morning show season 3 should never happen.
The morning show’s most compelling stories have been appropriately concluded
One of the most compelling, if not that most compelling story in The morning show follows Steve Carell’s Mitch Kessler. His character and story deal with the issue of sexual assault and show the life behind the sensational news stories. During Season 1, viewers see how charismatic he is before learning that Mitch Kessler is a dangerous predator. In season 2, Mitch is in exile in Italy, but his “what comes after?” the story is still the most important in the series. Mitch seems like a changed man, and the show explores the validity of a person’s redemption and return to society after rehabilitation. His journey is thought-provoking and socially significant, giving the series meaning and purpose, so in Season 2 Episode 7, as Mitch runs off a cliff and dies, it ends effectively. The morning show main story.
Season 2, however, not only ended Mitch’s story, but brought several story lines to an end The morning shows’ other grades. Jennifer Aniston’s Alex Levy was fascinating to watch through season 1 as she struggled with the loss of her best friend and fellow anchor for 15 years and worked to keep her own career afloat despite the fallout. But Alex’s biggest story in season 2 plays like a scratched record, where she spent the entire season hiding her sexual story with Mitch, just like in season 1. When Maggie Brener’s book finally debuts and reveals Alex’s previous relationship to Carell’s now infamous character, the result hardly the climactic moment the season was built towards. The season ends with Alex’s secret being revealed and her giving a long, overwhelming monologue from Covid quarantine after being canceled.
Season 2 also nicely ties together the secondary storylines like Bradley Jackson finally embracing his sexuality and the chaos in his family, despite the threat of public sentencing, as well as Cory Ellison (Billy Crudup) finally confessing his love for Bradley. Chip is brought back to the show as Alex’s producer only to expose himself to Covid for quarantining Alex – a plot twist that did not shock anyone – and Paola finally brings Mitch’s interview to light. The morning show the season 2 finale was a beautifully crafted one series finals, but if the goal was to get another season, it was a direct disaster that did not leave much to draw viewers back for The morning show season 3.
The Morning Show Season 3 will be released in 2021
When asked when The morning show season 3 would begin, said showrunner Kerry Ehrin (via Deadline) “I do not know at this time. My instinct is that there will be a time jump“Ehrin did not specify at what point during the pandemic season 3 plot would resume, but which The morning show season 2 ended in March 2020, when the WHO declared a pandemic, it does not matter much when the story starts in season 3 as Ehrin and the other authors of The morning show is now dealing with a time in history most people probably do not want to relive.
A CDC report from June 2020 (via National Institute of Mental Health) reports it “31% of respondents reported symptoms of anxiety or depression, 13% reported having started or increased drug use, 26% reported stress-related symptoms, and 11% reported having had serious suicidal thoughts within the past 30 days. These numbers are almost double the rates we would have expected before the pandemic. ” Despite mediocre reviews for The morning show season 1, audience reviews for the season (via Rotten tomatoes) was outstanding 92%. Meanwhile, viewership fell to 72% in the second season, which took place just before the pandemic. As the show moves further into the pandemic, they enter a time in history that most people would rather forget.
The Morning Show season 3 sounds like a soap opera
Whose The morning show season 3 should get the green light, it sounds like the main story will be more of Alex Levy’s self-reflection and who Reese Witherspoon’s Bradley Jackson kisses. When asked about the future plot, Ehrin said:Well, I’ll definitely see more of Bradley and Laura. I feel like Alex has come to a place for the first time since the pilot accepting who she is and meeting her worst fears, and I want to see how the phoenix rises from the ashes for her, and learn to have a full life and be present and loving. ” Considering that Cory just confessed his love for Bradley at the end of season 2 and almost the whole The morning show Seasons 1 and 2 were dedicated to Alex’s personal growth, the proposal for a love triangle and Alex’s continued self-discovery hardly seems enough to bring viewers back.
Alex Levy went from complicated but relatable in season 1 to completely invalid in season 2. After seeing Alex’s sentimental farewell to Mitch before his death, The morning show season 2 ended with an episode that revolved around a messy mess where she apologized to herself while defending herself while broadcasting her fight for survival against Covid. While she was presented as if she was doing something dignified and selfless of the broadcast, her character continues to be someone who would do anything to maintain public approval. The promise of more of her vain self-involvement in The morning show season 3 would only pull the show further from the socially relevant issues of the first season and closer to a dull soap opera.
Moreover, the idea of more time spent on Bradley’s constant struggle with whether she should grow into an adult is just as unattractive. While her statement that she is “sexually fluid” raises a socially relevant issue, the issue of sexual preference has been and is being made better on other shows. The idea of Bradley and Cory is interesting, but given Ehrin’s hint that there would be more of Bradley and Laura in The morning show season 3, it’s unclear what role Cory will play with Bradley on the way forward. The result leaves only a self-engaged star and a love triangle to draw viewers back to what was previously an award-winning, groundbreaking show.
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