Wash your legs, everyone! Season 2 of Hulu’s ‘Woke’ is the hero we need but don’t deserve, and not just because of an episode-long lesson on hygiene.
Our reluctant everyman Keef Knight (Lamorne Morris) is a full-on internet sensation, an ‘artivist’ who stands against injustice with his work, and also by going live a LOT. Morris is impossibly charming in a role it feels like he was born to play. His chops have never been in question, but watching his character go in surprising, at times pretty dark directions showed a new side of his artistry. Wait till you see it!
The emotional arcs of the season are so satisfying and natural that it feels like you yourself are part of the crew; a fully invested fly on the wall.
Sasheer Zamata’s ‘Ayana’ moves in with the boys, a thrilling development if ever there was one. This cast has chemistry, y’all, and putting them in the same room more often is entertaining as all get.
Zamata has proven herself a versatile and brilliant comic before, but truly turns the dial up to 11 this season with a soul-searching turn through the ups and downs of giving activism your all. One Ayana-focused episode near the end of the season is so inventive and emotional it stays with you long after the credits roll.
T Murph’s ‘Clovis’ in particular upends his narratives about himself. A character that’s as quick-witted as he is confident, this season we see him start to question his self-imposed limitations and broaden his horizons. Murph plays it with a warmth that really draws you in; aye this brotha is seasoned!
Then of course there’s Blake Anderson, who brings so much charm to ‘Gunther,’ the archetypal ‘clueless white guy’ that you can’t help but wanna offer him a plate. He makes a frenetic character relatable, which ain’t easy.
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