After what felt like 5eva, w8 is finally over for the first look at season two of Girls5evaPeacock’s rebellious comedy series about a girl group from the ’90s reunites decades later.
“Girls5eva is hoping to become a two-hit wonder,” claims intro video, fell on Tuesday. Starring Sara Bareilles, Philipps is busyPaula Pell, and Renée Elise Goldsberry as iconic band, Girls5eva season two saw the women try to capitalize on their 15 minutes of fame from the first season into a full-blown career comeback. Goldsberry’s Beyoncé-esque character kicks off spectacularly, announcing, “We’re officially in album mode.”
The show’s second season seems to be based on the same simple formula that worked so well the first time around. The jokes mostly revolve around the sassyness of these women in their 40s trying to navigate pop stardom in an age of social media dominating Generation Z and balancing their musical ambitions. them with motherhood and day-to-day work. They do a chaotic live stream on Instagram for no viewers. Summer, Philipps’ beautiful blonde, notes that she “likes” because her daughter, Stevia (!!), never talks to her.
And then there are the songs, with music by Jeff Richmond, husband of Tina Fey, and lyrics by series author Meredith Scardino (Kimmy Schmidt Unbreakable). The original songs are arguably the best part of the show, while also satirizing and paying homage to bubblegum pop’s not-so-subtle sexist hits of the late ’90s and early ’90s. 2000.
Take, for example, the masterpiece “Dream Girlfriends”. “We were the dream girlfriends because our dad was dead so you never had to see them, and be asked why you dropped out of school,” the group sings. “Likes standing, but doesn’t like women. Runnin ‘in pumps, never constrained’, and my feet are that of a four-year-old. Then there’s a hilarious line from Paula Pell when she, an openly gay dentist in her fifties, begs that she doesn’t want to have to sing “Daddy’s Hot Friend” anymore. Upcoming offers only brief glimpses at the new music, but there’s an excerpt of a response song that has obvious typos: “We don’t want to have no ordinary Joe, so you better better be.” read a few Dougs.”
Girls5eva run by Fey, Richmond and Scardino, and it’s full of classic Fey-isms. Basically, Bareilles is impressing Liz Lemon as the righteous character of the group.
In addition to the four core characters, season one’s cast of Ashley Park and Andrew Rannells appear throughout the trailer. Meanwhile, Heidi Gardner, Tim Meadows, Amber Ruffin, Gray Henson and Mario Cantone are among the new faces appearing in this new series of episodes.
Part two of Girls5eva premieres on Peacock on May 5.