Everything’s Gonna Be Okay is Back for Season 2
If 2020 and 2021 can be all about fighting and surviving a pandemic, then why can’t an entire series and its seasons be dedicated to the same? The fantastic Freeform series Everything’s Gonna Be Okay unravels the story of four main characters who are making their way and building their life around the pandemic. The antics-filled comedy made its return to the screens on April 8th. Season 1 ended with Matilda accepting her fate that moving to New York to attend Juilliard wasn’t going to be possible for the autistic teen and Genevieve trying her hand, rather successfully, at stand-up comedy.
And since the show ended up setting the scene of a pandemic, on the eve of lockdown with a finale set in a bustling, stress-inducing New York, it continues to take off from there. However, when asked about the time period of the events happening in season 2, creator Josh said, “I try and always be really vague about time. It’s however much time you feel like has elapsed.”
Over the first three episodes of Season 2 of “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay,” strife can be observed between Nicholas and his mother when Nicholas is talking to his mother, and he puts her on mute to talk to someone else. The first time it’s played for a tiny grace note laugh, but by the time it happens again, it’s more a quick shorthand for a complicated intercontinental relationship of the duo.
It’s worth mentioning here that it is not easy to direct and manage a show in such a restricted set, but the show seems to handle it gracefully. The added focus on the main group gives each of them their own tiny evolutions as they’re forced to confront what they don’t like about each other and themselves. As much as they each like to project the idea that everything really is fine, not having the distraction of school or a job or being able to go beyond the driveway only forces them to be more transparent about how being a good guardian or girlfriend or sister or son is more complicated than ever.
The kind of family portrayed in the series consists of members belonging to one end of the spectrum to those belonging to the other, enabling them to endure hardships that life throws at them. It is because they are so different that they can offer each other what’s needed at any given moment.
Want to watch a perfectly balanced act of comfort, introspection, and affection? Then Everything’s Gonna Be Okay Season 2 might be a perfect match for you. The show airs new episodes every Thursday night at 10 p.m. on Freeform.
Here the trailer, if you haven’t watched it yet!