Redditor u/Prax150 had many issues with Season 2, Episode 7, “La Amara Vita.” With Maggie Brener’s (Marcia Gay Harden) tell-all book about the “The Morning Show” scandal about to be released, a frantic Alex heads to Italy, which is in the throes of the pandemic. Her goal is to get Mitch to write a statement denying they ever had sex. “The premise itself strains credulity (Alex travelling into the heart of a pandemic for something that could be a phone conversation, even if in reality she wants to confront Mitch about everything, but it falls apart because I think even the performers don’t believe what’s going on here,” U/Prax150 wrote.
They also disapproved of the plot twist of Mitch taking his life once he realizes redemption is entirely out of reach. “And to top it off, the whole time you’re like, they’re gonna kill one of them off by the end of the episode, aren’t they? Sure enough, Mitch drives off a cliff like this is a literal soap opera?” U/Prax150 asked.
Many viewers feel Season 2 is disappointing in general. “I thought season one was amazing when it was about a total cut-throat race to fill a power vacuum with Game of Thrones-esque betrayals for power, but all in a corporate setting,” wrote u/TomNookGestapo. However, they felt that the antics of all the on-air talent, particularly Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon), and Alex who melts down at every turn, should have resulted in their firings.