” Season 2 opens with an “It’s a Wonderful Life” parody.
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Dice” Season 2. Proceed at your own behest, but IndieWire believes “Dice” is not a show that can be spoiled by sharing genre plot details.]
Titled “It’s a Miserable Life,” the premiere shoots into an alternate reality — fitting, given it airs with “Twin Peaks
” in Showtime’s Sunday night lineup — after Dice
, the character inspired and played by Andrew Dice Clay
, is told the world would be a better place without him in it. Specifically, a rabbi screams at him, “The world would be a better place if Andrew Dice Clay
had never been born!”
Be it the fervor with which the words are conveyed or the religious status of the rabbi screaming them, Dice
is profoundly affected. The next thing you know, he’s waking up in a hotel room, alone, with a whole new life. He’s not a washed-up comedian anymore. He never was one.
Instead, he’s a bespectacled salesman on a trip to Las Vegas to make a