At least coming from last year, Deadbeat was a standout among other Hulu originals from 2014, and it certainly earned some favor both critically and commercially, earning it a second season on the streaming service only a few short weeks after the series premiere.
The best part about Deadbeat, among many of its qualities, is that it knows exactly what it is, a stoner comedy with a unique spin on the genre. Deadbeat doesn’t rely simply on jokes about getting high along the lines of a Franco/Rogan production, but also never tries to take itself too seriously. Instead, Deadbeat creatively weaves a clever story into the series, making it a fun viewing from start to finish. Each episode breaks itself off of the main story line a bit, with a ghost that Pacalioglu finds himself assisting.
If you haven’t watched any of the show yet, I do recommend starting from the beginning to get a feel for the series. The show worked out a few kinks throughout its first season as almost all pilots do, which I bet leads into a strong second season showing as confidence among the cast and crew has likely grown with the early success.
No word on a third season yet, guessing this information reveals within the next few weeks depending on viewership.
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