John Oliver's new HBO show was viewed by some as a gamble, especially considering the comic hadn't anchored a show of this sort before. Yet, thankfully, he's completely run away with and turn the show into required viewing. Oliver's incisive analysis of the issues of the day is mixed with his spot-on comedic timing, making for an enjoyable and rewarding watch. With tonight's episode kicking off the second season, we can only hope it's as good as the first.