ImMature (Season 2)
Thank God It Is Friday and there are many new releases to cover but before that just an update. The third season of Criminal Justice is a weekly show with 2 episodes being released every Friday. So I will be covering that only once all of its episodes are out. Which brings me to the other new release of the weekend. And with that I finished watching the second season of Immature coming from one of my favourite production houses TVF. Now, TVF has successfully made a name for itself with different shows which have a relatable content by virtue of which they have bern lapped up by the masses.
However, there have been a few shows of TVF which have not quite delivered and one of them was the first season of Immature. The show was well received by many but for me it was just about a one-time watch filled with frivolous humour which didn’t quite land. So when I got to know about its second season being out and that too amidst zero promotions(from both Amazon Prime and TVF), I was very skeptical. With that skepticism, I finished watching the second season of Immature on Amazon Prime, is it worth your time…stay tuned.
Story & Screenplay
The second season of Immature follows the story of a long distance relationship of our protagonist before undergoing a breakup. Will he find love again? The story here is not really the best here but there was some scope to add depth to the characters. But the screenplay is far too frivolous for my liking. Standing at 5 episodes of roughly 20 to 30 odd minutes each means that it is a brisk watch but if the show still drags then you know you are in a soup!
The drama unfolds on a wobbly note with the entire separation angle leading up to a long distance relationship. The main thing which got me disconnected was the humour which seemed to be forced and rather flat. Maybe a little more time could have been invested in rebuilding the world rather than just treating the drama in a frivolous manner.
One of the strongest points of a TVF drama is the core of emotions and the devil in the detail. These two combine to often make the drama relatable where you find yourself smiling and laughing and also shedding a tear or two. But the lack of an emotional plot here made me disconnected. There might be an argument that this is a teen show but there have been teen shows like College Romance coming from TVF which are also very well executed. So in that regard this season falls short.
But all is not lost here – there are still some typical TVF trademark moments which will make you feel like home. These moments are few and far between and I really would have liked more if these moments. Humour in a few instances does work as well but when there is a lack of structure to the screenplay, it aggrevates the issues even more. Overall, the screenplay is frivolous which may resonate with a few viewers but it was pretty flat for me. But I still love TVF and willing to look past the show.
Dialogues, Music & Direction
The dialogues are loud and at times cringy which is unlike the ones in a TVF show. The music is good and one of the strong points of the show. The BGM is good as well. Director Anant Singh ‘Bhatu’ misses the mark here. It is okay to even have a frivolous show provided its core emotions are intact. But here there is a sense of disconnect right throughout unfortunately.
The performances are a mixed bag here. The TVF regulars Khushbu Baid, Akanksha Thakur and Shivankit Parihar have their moments to shine. Deepak Mishra(who had also directed the Panchayat franchise) as Lucky Bhaiyya is in terrific form with his humour on point even when his lines provided to him are slightly off. Himika Bose as Nandini is pretty good. Kanikka Kapur as Chhaya looks pretty and does a good job. Rashmi Agdekar as Chhavi is really good too. But the issue lies with the 3 protagonists. Naman Jain as Susu(yes that is his name, not funny) overcompensates in many scenes. Chinmay Chandraunshuh who was really good in Toolsidas Junior, as Kabir is really loud here and tries to force his way to tickle your funny bone. Omkar Kulkarni as Dhruv is a little inconsistent in his role. Good in some places but uneventful and found wanting in others.
The second season of Immature is one of those rare shows of TVF that fails to deliver. Available on Amazon Prime.