Hello and welcome to Conner’s Critiques. My name is Conner Sharp and I’m very excited to return again to do another review for this website and share it all with you. My reviews/critiques will be based on three categories: Story, Acting, and Overall. So lets begin.
I hope that you guys read our review of Season 1 last month, but if you have not, check it out here. That being said, if you haven’t seen season 1, please watch it now, since we will be covering some spoilers from season 1. You’ve been warned!
How has the story changed/evolved from the prior season? Well to be honest it feels a little more flat and bland. It still beats the average because of the quality of the writing and dialog. That being said season one was a trek through time, and locations. From the past, to the a different past, to the present, to the future. Season two through the first half of the season is just the future. I personally did not feel that the jumping around took anything from the first season, but felt that it added to the ridiculousness of the show. Now that the show is stuck in one time, it feels slow. At one point one of the characters references how much time has passed in the season, and a character says “Three Days”, but I could have sworn a month or even a year must have passed.
However the penis jokes return from the prior season. Additionally, they did not leave you hanging for long with regards to the questions on if Tiger is a Biotic. But what information they do give is limited. Its enough to keep you interested, but I need more information, or at the very least a belief that more information is coming along the way.
Josh Hutcherson is back and amazing yet again, getting to show off a little more range, some might say 26 times the range that he got to do last season. Derek Wilson is amazing and hilarious, raising the question of “What can’t Wolf/Torque do?” I will say the only disappointment is that Eliza Coupe’s Tiger seems to have dropped a little in quality. The show doesn’t seem to know what to do with her. The story for Wolf, and “Future Man” are strong, and portrayed amazingly. Tiger’s story feels odd and out of character for the great and powerful arch that she had in the prior season.
That being said it still pulls you in, and makes you enjoy the show.
Lets be honest, it isn’t doing as amazingly in it’s design, as the prior season. What shows truly and completely live up the the amazing design and style of the prior seasons? That being said, the show tries to evolve and find a reason or plot to keep existing, and the show does find a reason. It’s an interesting take to the fact that the sacrifices that the characters made didn’t resolve the problem, just make it better/worse in a way to how it was before.
It still makes me laugh, and it still has that raunchy and ridiculous comedy that brought me to it, and if it’s just a small bump in the quality, I’ll definitely keep watching, and so should you.
Conner’s Final Thought(s):
Yeah, still do not watch this show with your children or parents. The show starts off pretty early with a straight meat sock shot. So be careful about the audience you watch this with. Otherwise drink it in my nerdy raunchy friends.