Review: Altered Carbon, season 2

Altered Carbon, season 2, puts Takeshi Kovacs 300 years in the future on a planet run by a money grubbing President. As in season 1, it’s a complex sci-fi drama with many characters’ stories interwoven.

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Review: Shrill, season 2

Shrill, season 2, takes the main character Annie (Aidy Bryant) on a journey of discovery about herself and the people around her. Aidy Bryant developed the series with Alexandra Rushfield and Lindy West. Bryant wrote for every episode, and also directed in season 2.

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Review: Sex Education, season 2

Sex Education season 2 is so tightly written that not a beat is wasted. In 8 episodes this outstanding series tells many, many stories about the sexual escapades, hangups, failures, and successes of a large group of people connected to an English school. There are a few spoilers ahead, if you haven’t seen season 2 yet.

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Review: Impulse, season 2

Impulse, season 2, is packed with high emotion and action. Henry (Maddie Hasson) struggles to figure out what to do about her suddenly discovered power to teleport. All around her, the situation goes from bad to worse.

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Review: Lost in Space, season 2

Lost in Space, season 2, returns with the Robinson family and their always perilous efforts to reach Alpha Centauri and safety. There are nonstop thrills and excitement for the younger fans, and themes about love, family, loyalty, and immigration for the older fans.

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Review: Ultraviolet, season 2

Season 2 of the Polish series Ultraviolet is now streaming on Netflix. Ultraviolet is a police procedural with a twist: a group of private citizens who are adept with digital media help the police solve crimes. The group calls itself Ultraviolet.

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Review: High Seas (Alta Mar), season 2

Season 2 of High Seas (Alta mar), a Spanish language TV series, was stronger in terms of plotting than season 1. The scenes of the ship sailing on the ocean looked a little better as well. I think Netflix decided to invest more money in this series when they saw it was a hit, and it shows. The series has been renewed for at least 4 seasons.

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Review: Keeping Faith, season 2

Keeping Faith season 2 continues to be densely written with a lot going on in a short time. It threatens to overwhelm the heroine Faith Howells (Eve Myles). Too much, too fast, and all of it serious. There’s a powerful sense of desperation in this suspenseful tale.

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Review: Mindhunter, season 2

Mindhunter, season 2, continues the real-life story of how the FBI worked to perfect the idea of suspect profiles in serial murder cases. Several famous cases were mentioned in season 2 including Son of Sam, Charles Manson, and 27 murdered black children in Atlanta. Almost all of the second half of the season was devoted to the child murder cases in Atlanta.

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Review: Derry Girls, season 2

Derry Girls continues with over the top foolishness from the Catholic schoolgirls and their parents in season 2. This half hour comedy set in Ireland goes by too quickly with only 6 episodes.

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