CAPITANI Season 2 is out on Netflix now. The new season revolves around an entirely new case, but ties into season 1. Also, while there are still 12 episodes to the season, they are still around the 30-minute mark. Read our full Capitani Season 2 review here!
CAPITANI Season 2 is now on Netflix. The continuation of the crime-thriller series from Luxembourg is definitely something you’ll want to check out if you liked the first season. Then again, it’s been a while since Capitani season 1 – both in real-time and the timeline of the series – so quite a few things have changed.
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Not many crime or thriller series have episodes with a runtime of around half an hour and that does make this one different. For one, you can easily watch an extra episode when they’re only around 30 minutes long. Still, with 12 episodes, you’ll still need around six hours to watch the whole thing. Is it worth it?! Not really. Not to me, anyway!
Continue reading our Capitani Season 2 review below. All 12 episodes are on Netflix from July 8, 2022.
The brooding hero working alone
When I started watching Capitani season 2, I was very quickly irritated by how dated it felt. This brooding main character who works alone and is kinda rude to everyone?! Yeah, been there, and watched that. In fact, this kind of main character has been around for decades. Hell, we’re approaching a full century by now.
I feel like I’ve watched this kind of character so many times that it’s just boring.
Sure, there’s much more to Capitani than just the title character working to help solve the murder of a sex worker. Well, sort of. It’s a bit more complicated based on how season 1 ended.
However, I will say this: The only thing as dated and un-original as the brooding hero, is the fact that this is set in the underworld of drugs, trafficking (of all kinds) and sex workers. Especially because everyone is portrayed exactly as you would expect. With the sex workers being meek little women needing men to help them.
For a different take on this, check out the Spanish series (based on a Harlan Coben novel) titled The Innocent.
That one at least had a take were things weren’t quite as black and white. Or to be blunt: Grossly stereotypical. By the end of episode 1, I felt like everything could be guessed ahead of time because everyone acted exactly as a stereotype would have them act.
Not a great way to start a new season.
You can watch season 2 of Capitani on Netflix now
If you’ve gotten this far, I’m sure you can feel my lack of love for this season. The issues I had with the title character in season 1, have only gotten worse here in the second season.
Like I stated in our season 1 review; If you want the “wounded” brooding type who works alone, then the Belgian Netflix series The Break delivers on that. Featuring a detective who has issues with both drugs, authorities, family, and everything in between. But he is very clearly portrayed as being problematic.
Capitani isn’t really and therein lies the problem.
But hey, maybe I’m just not in the right target demographic for this Netflix series from Luxembourg. I should be, but the level of this storyline (and the lack of portraying the weakness of the title character) is just too far off. The production quality is fine, though, and the actors do what they can with what they’re given.
Capitani season 2 is out on Netflix from July 8, 2022.
After a young woman hires Capitani to look into her friend’s disappearance, his investigation leads to a disturbing discovery.