May 22, 2020 at 3:35 pm #1203496045
Couldn’t find a thread for Season 2…
I’m On episode 4 out of 7 and and Hong Chau is basically the lead. Stephen James didn’t appear till episode 3.
who ever decided that if you play the Score nonstop and loud would make it more dramatic needs to be fired. Loud music won’t make a show dramatic And scary.May 22, 2020 at 3:46 pm #1203496053
I plan to start it this weekend. I really enjoyed season 1. I thought it was a slow burn that worked. Plus I love Janelle Monae and interested to see where they take season 2. From what you posted, it seems like it the jumping off point is that credits scene from season 1.May 23, 2020 at 12:40 am #1203496527
I have been seeing reviews and I knew that this was coming out around now, but this is out already?May 23, 2020 at 1:10 am #1203496588
It caught me by surprise too. I’ll be watching it at a later date because I’m not as excited as I was for season one. I also heard it’s basically a reboot with the same story, but different cast.May 23, 2020 at 1:12 pm #1203497343
starts with Janelle on boat , then episode 2-6 is flashback how she got there. Episode 7 picks up where 1 left off.
Hong Chau and Janelle are co-lead.
Joan Cusack was in 3 episodes. Maybe 4.
Bobby Cannavale is in 1 episode
Stephan James is in 5 or 6.
chris Cooper is in all.
They set it up for another season but at same time it’s fine if that’s it.
Sam Esmail touch was missing.May 23, 2020 at 5:11 pm #1203497583
To those who have seen the second season.. would you recommend it?May 23, 2020 at 6:09 pm #1203497627
I’m 4 episodes in and quite liking the season so far, but coming back to a s1 plot may not be the best choice for the show.May 26, 2020 at 8:18 am #1203501566
As a big fan of Season 1 (I was thought it was Julia Roberts’ career best work), I wasn’t sure what to expect with Season 2.
The first six episodes were excellent! I loved putting the pieces together to this story. Janelle Monae was excellent, but Hong Chau is on another level. She’s sensational.
I absolutely hated how the story ended, and most of the events in the finale didn’t work for me. I left watching the finale pretty ‘bad taste in my mouth’ (pun intended). Also didn’t care for Chris Cooper’s character, and surprisingly (as much I love her) didn’t feel Joan Cusack’s character fit well with the show. I agree with a reviewer who said it felt like she was transported from another show. And I absolutely love Joan Cusack!
I also didn’t realize Season 2 was only 7 episodes, so realizing Episode 7 was the finale didn’t sit well.May 26, 2020 at 9:18 am #1203501643
Joan Cusack quirkinesses just didn’t fit with her character. Just wasn’t believable that she had that position . The only time that I found that she clicked with character was her last scene.May 26, 2020 at 9:40 am #1203501701
I’ve only seen episode 1. I liked it a lot. It definitely felt like the first season, so if it continues like that, I think Esmail’s essence will remain.
I was sad that Roberts decided not to come back. On one hand I love it because it’s a cool move for a show to have one of the biggest movie stars of all time be the driving force of the story and then continue without her. But now I’m sad to find out Cannavale is only in one episode. I assumed he and Chou would be co-leads. Anyway, I really enjoyed it and excited to see where it goes.May 26, 2020 at 11:17 am #1203502012
It was a fun season but kinda clunky. Not all non-linear choices were very wise, but the cast was great (maybe apart from Cusack?) and just flew by.
However, it could end right now and I wouldn’t be sad.May 30, 2020 at 12:32 pm #1203509202
I just finished it. I like that it was different than season 1 because it was a different story. Monae did a good solid job anchoring the story, but James and Chau were the standouts. I think Monae’s role had a lot of reactionary moments, but when she was driving the action, she was stellar. I loved the bits of Chris Cooper in there as well. The directorial choices weren’t as bold and singular as Esmail’s but I think it worked because things weren’t as conspiratorial as season 1. Yes, Joan Cusack may have seemed out of place but I think it helped set her character apart. Overall, solid season.
I also like that they kept the episodes short again. I watched it in a short amount of time which is great. It didn’t feel padded, it didn’t feel drawn out, there weren’t unnecessary scenes or flourishes. I think too many shows these days try to stuff as much in as possible to the detriment of the show as a whole (aka farmhouse in Run).Not now
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