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Season two of ‘Ugly Americans’ has so far been a more than worthy successor to the first season, with a planned total of 17 episodes. Just this past week, on March 14, the second half of season two began airing, with episodes to follow every Wednesday on Comedy Central at 10:30PM EST. For the premiere of Episode 11 “Journey to the Center of Twayne,” 1.05 Million people tuned in to watch the return of ‘Ugly Americans.’
Changes to the format of the show has allowed the characters to flourish by giving the writers more versatility in how they plan out the action and pacing of an episode. Mark Lilly and his friends have many varied experiences within the world of Ugly Americans, but the main overriding feeling that carries over from the first season is that the characters, though eccentric and horribly twisted, are still 100% relatable.
In a season of growing change, the top 3 episode moments include; Callie fighting a newly found family member to save Mark and Twayne’s lives in episode two, “Callie and her sister,” written by Mick Kelly; episode five “The Ring of Power,” where Doug the Koala Man saves Mark’s life by killing Leonard’s cryogenically frozen girlfriend written by Greg White; and lastly episode nine titled “Lilly and the Beast,” where Grimes hunts down Mark’s ex-girlfriend turned troll monster, written by Bill Krebs. A complete and separate article with a more thorough and in depth look at these top 3 episodes is also available.
The newest episode, the eleventh, “Journey to the Center of Twayne,” brings back innocent memories of a small magical school bus going inside the body of a friend to explain how the body works.
Ugly Americans ratchets up the chaos as Leonard, Grimes and Mark must shrink themselves to catch a criminal that has fled custody and taken refuge in Twayne’s body. In between being causing Twayne grievous amounts of pain and fighting off an attack from his antibodies, the trio hunt for pint-size Jerry the Arsonist.
With such notable moments so far for season two, it’s no wonder that these characters grow more memorable with each passing episode. Episodes two and five are just some of the highlights from the second season in a long line from the producers, writers and directors of ‘Ugly Americans’. The plot may be somewhat farfetched at times but then again, real life can sometimes be stranger than fiction.
The life of Mark Lilly is both convoluted and frustrating, but viewers sympathize with him because his life often mirrors ours. He has friends that do crazy things that he frequently has to deal with, but in a way he becomes our hero through his good deeds, when we would otherwise pity him in real life. Hilarious to the end, Season two of Ugly Americans is so far shaping up to be an excellent set of episodes in the staple collection of any comedy horror fan.
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