Review: Biohackers, season 2

Luna Wedler in in Biohackers

Biohackers, season 2, moves away from the science explored in season 1 and heads for suspense and thrills. This German series remains excellent and is fascinating to watch. It’s steaming on Netflix.

Biohackers begins the new season with a big problem. Mia (Luna Wedler) wakes up in class staring at a hamster. She has no idea where she is or what she’s doing. She goes to her apartment and finds it empty. It’s been empty since October. It’s now January. Mia remembers none of the past 3 months.

Sebastian Jakob Doppelbauer in Biohackers
Ole’s experiments with neural interfaces with be important, even if this particular version of it isn’t

Eventually she finds her roommates in a new place. They greet her warmly and become concerned when she says she doesn’t remember the last 3 months. She has been living with them in the new place all that time. Her roommates are Ole (Sebastian Jakob Doppelbauer), who is experimenting with neural interfaces, Chen-Lu (Jing Xiang) who is working on plants, and Lotta (Caro Cult).

Lotta is more significant this season. It turns out her father secretly finances all sorts of scientific research, such as Homo Deus we learned about in season 1. Some of the research is questionable if not illegal.

Jessica Schwarz in Biohackers
Lorenz and Mia become strange bedfellows

Last season Mia brought down Tanja Lorenz (Jessica Schwarz). Dr. Lorenz has been discredited and is facing jail because of Mia’s efforts. But Mia is losing her memory and the super-duper immune system that Dr. Lorenz bioengineered in her is not stopping the process.

Mia and Lorenz form an uneasy alliance in this season’s action packed adventures. They mutually agree that Lotta’s father must be exposed as a more important goal.

Adrian Julius Tillmann and Luna Wedler in Biohackers
We are together? What?

Mia is surprised to learn that she and Jasper (Adrian Julius Tillman) have been an item for a while. He joins her, her roommates, and her iffy partnership with Lorenz and is helpful.

The people around Mia are not entirely to be trusted. Everyone has their own agenda and many scientific types have been financed by Lotta’s dad. Each person works through the questions of morality, money, and science in their own way. Everyone she meets in the course of the season is suspect – don’t trust anyone.

Biohackers is well-written, well-directed, and well-acted. It’s an excellent thriller. I thought the music was good, too. Here’s one example. Fil Eisler composed the music in the score.

Luna Wedler in in Biohackers
Mia has questions

The way the season ends, there is the potential for another exciting season with Mia on the hunt for answers.

Poster for Biohackers

The trailer is excellent, just like the series.

Are you a fan of this series? I’d love to know your thoughts about it.

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