Are you sticking with “Only Murders in the Building?” You should be…

Just a friendly reminder that Hulu’s amusing “true crime” podcast fans turned sleuths comedy “Only Murders in the Building” is wrapping up its first season, and it’s a hoot and you should be watching.

There is more to streaming TeeVee than “Ted Lasso,” after all.

I reviewed the show prior to its premiere, and as I said then Hulu provided eight of the ten episodes for review and I still had no idea “whodunit.”

Just saw the final two installments, and the creators/writers (Steve Martin among them) and stars Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez played fair with the plotting and clues (it makes sense) and find a lot of laugh out loud moments in reaching the climax and setting up the already-announced next season.

The appearance of Jane Lynch, playing a certain faded star’s stunt person, is a delight. Because Jane Lynch makes everything more delightful.

The threat of eviction from this “Murder, She Wrote” trio raises the stakes. Along with the fact that the killer might off one, two or three of them.

Short’s Broadway bust of a stage director is hilarious, right to the end.

And Martin does some physical shtick that rivals the best pratfalls of his youth.

It struck me that the somewhat gratuitous profanity was scripted in to ensure that they’d stand a little apart from the more geriatric, not-as-funny or edgy “Grace and Frankie” on Netflix. But I dare say it won’t scare off older viewers, even though it adds nothing to the show.

Fun stuff. Check it out if you’ve missed it.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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