Season Review-Raising Hope Season 2

Overall: 7.5-good
Raising Hope is definitely a colorful show-colorful characters, plots, and environments. The characters are all weird (which I like), as are many of the storylines. I think Season 2 utilized all this much better than Season 1 overall. This season definitely had its ups and downs, but it seemed like the writers had a better direction for the show. The grades I gave were very consistent-however, there were no episodes where I thought "This is great" except for "Jimmy's Fake Girlfriend". That was definitely one of the best episodes of the year on TV. Garrett Dillahunt, Martha Plimpton, and Lucas Neff were all great to watch throughout, and while it did fizzle out at the end of the season, I liked i better than the first.
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Raising Hope (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Prodigy (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Watching his 13-year-old self play the piano and singly beautifully, on home video, Jimmy sees through the claim that it was just a pianola... (22 mins.)
“ 8-great ” - whifferrack
 
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Raising Hope (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Sabrina Has Money (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Burt accidentally discovers that Sabrina's father Cap is really rich and tells the home front. They... (22 mins.)
“ 7.5-good ” - whifferrack
 
3.
Raising Hope (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Kidnapped (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Jimmy is envious of Sabrina's smart-phone, yet anxious to sabotage a message on it from 'rival' Wayne... (22 mins.)
“ 5-bad ” - whifferrack
 
4.
Raising Hope (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Virginia's nemesis, spoiled cousin Delilah, invites the whole family to Las Vegas for her high-profile wedding with an air force hero... (22 mins.)
“ 8-great ” - whifferrack
 
5.
Raising Hope (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Killer Hope (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Virginia, Burt, Jimmy, Sabrina, Maw Maw and Hope camp out on the front lawn after their house becomes tented for termites... (22 mins.)
“ 7-good ” - whifferrack
 
6.
Raising Hope (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Jimmy and the Kid (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Supermarket manager Barney's wicked ex Gloria is in town and gets him to employ her cute teenage son... (22 mins.)
“ 8-great ” - whifferrack
 
7.
Raising Hope (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Burt's Parents (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Jimmy, Virginia, Burt, Sabrina, Maw Maw and Hope borrow a house to impress Burt's wealthy parents who... (22 mins.)
“ 8.5-great ” - whifferrack
 
8.
Raising Hope (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Bro-gurt (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The Chances dream of winning riches and fame at the National Invention Convention Extravaganza, whose... (22 mins.)
“ 8-great ” - whifferrack
 
9.
Raising Hope (2010 TV Series)
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Jimmy's close relationship with daughter Hope has him sewing dresses, baking cookies, and wearing fancy... (22 mins.)
“ 8.5-great ” - whifferrack
 
10.
Raising Hope (2010 TV Series)
Episode: It's a Hopeful Life (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A remarkably recognizable movie forces the Chances to have a look at their own family life. For Jimmy... (22 mins.)
“ 8-great ” - whifferrack
 
11.
Raising Hope (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Mrs. Smartypants (2012)
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Based on a bocks assembly toy, Jimmy and parents proudly presume Hope inherited his serial ma's IQ.... (22 mins.)
“ 9.5-amazing ” - whifferrack
 
12.
Raising Hope (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Gambling Again (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Tired of losing family possession to the pawn shop, Burt is tempted to resume gambling. Unlike his officially addicted period... (22 mins.)
“ 8-great ” - whifferrack
 
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Raising Hope (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Tarot Cards (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Burt's annual tax return frenzy leads to a sneer about 'mere' cleaners making Virginia meanly blow all... (22 mins.)
“ 7-good ” - whifferrack
 
14.
Raising Hope (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Jimmy's Fake Girlfriend (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
Bored and increasingly desperate for a distraction even they can afford, Burt and Virginia try out various hobbies... (22 mins.)
“ 10-masterpiece ” - whifferrack
 
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Raising Hope (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Sheer Madness (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
As Jimmy and Sabrina's relationship continues to grow, they both begin to realize that they've been hiding some of their habits from each other... (22 mins.)
“ 8.5-great ” - whifferrack
 
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Raising Hope (2010 TV Series)
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In a revolutionary mood, Sabrina starts a wide protest, but once the police arrives her followers invoke excuses one by one... (22 mins.)
“ 6.5-ok ” - whifferrack
 
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Raising Hope (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Spanks Butt, No Spanks (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When a raccoon decides to take residency under the Chance's porch, Virginia and Sabrina work together to try and lure the critter out... (22 mins.)
“ 6.5-ok ” - whifferrack
 
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Raising Hope (2010 TV Series)
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Virginia finds a way to earn some fast cash. Jimmy and Sabrina worry about the safety of Hope's toys and crib. (22 mins.)
“ 7.5-good ” - whifferrack
 
19.
Raising Hope (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Hogging All the Glory (2012)
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Natesville parish's charitable group's insufferable chairperson Sara Louise expected another term by acclamation... (22 mins.)
“ 6.5-ok ” - whifferrack
 
20.
Raising Hope (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Sabrina's New Jimmy (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Sabrina's new study buddy Philip is a gorgeous hunk, so Virginia convinces Jimmy he must be considered a likely rival... (22 mins.)
“ 8-great ” - whifferrack
 
21.
Raising Hope (2010 TV Series)
Episode: Inside Probe (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Geraldo's stand-in Nancy Grace interviewed the Chance family and friends for a documentary on the Natesville crime cloud since Lucy arrived... (22 mins.)
“ 8-great ” - whifferrack
 
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Raising Hope (2010 TV Series)
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The Chances and Lucy go to war in the court room when Lucy wants to have custody of Hope. (22 mins.)
“ 7-good ” - whifferrack