Liz Feldman was asked about tackling bigger issues like alcoholism, verbal abuse and family trauma in Season 2. "I think I always just try to write the show as true to life as possible, and though some of the events that are happening around these ladies are a bit heightened, ultimately the feelings that they're experiencing are very authentic and grounded," she tells The Hollywood Reporter. "For any of us day-to-day, you can have some really crazy shit happen but then end up having like a hilarious time with your best friend, or you can start off thinking that it's going to be a great day and get terrible news. Life is more than one genre at a time and that's how I balance it, which is to say that I just try to make it feel a little bit like life, but a little bit heightened, because it's a TV show. But I say that I am the arbiter of the tone, so sometimes we might write a version of a scene that does feel a little bit dark when we put it on its feet and we're there with Christina and Linda, sometimes we'll have them improvise a lighter exchange, we'll put that in and it feels like it balances out a little bit. So it's an organic process as we are shooting the show in terms of surfing that tonal wave."