Yeah episode 2 is among the all-time best for the series, in my opinion. And I hate everything.
I'd echo everyone else so far. It's excellent. Kind of shockingly so. Like, I expected to enjoy it - but more so just as another riffing project, or out of nostalgia - but I genuinely think it's living up to the series history.
I've only watched the first 3 episodes (silly life getting in the way of binge watching). The first episode is the roughest, but still very enjoyable. I think this 'roughness' is mostly because it's our first exposure to the newish look, and the new voices, and crew and so on. Part of it is structural as well - feels weirdly rushed and a little disjointed. Not bad by any means, but it was about what I was expecting going into the show.
Episode 2 and 3 though? Holy cow - really nailed it. 2 was much better than 1, and 3 is probably going to go down as a classic for me honestly. I was in *tears* at one point I was laughing so hard.
I really think people who dug the original series will equally dig this. And I hope it finds a new audience as well. It really deserves it.
I'm only through episode 4 but I'm very surprised by how good this is. I mean this show has always been inconsistent (easy to miss if you've only been watching the 20 Best Episodes Ever for the last few years) so there are still dry spells when the movie doesn't give them much to work with. But I think this proves the show can be an institution that lasts as long as they want it to.