INTO THE NIGHT Season 2 on Netflix is the anticipated follow-up season. This season is much less engaging which is a real let-down. Everything that worked really well in the first season, is now on the backburner. Read our full Into the Night season 2 review here!
INTO THE NIGHT Season 2 is finally out on Netflix and we have really been looking forward to this one. We loved season 1, where everyone discovered that the sun had suddenly become toxic in a very fatal way. This in itself is a pretty good premise and following a diverse group of people on an international flight worked well.
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For the record, there is a recap of season 1 at the beginning of this second season. Since a lot happened in season 1, they only cover the bare minimum. In other words, you’ll need to dig deep into your memories of that first season. You might even need to pause and look up certain events or characters.
Continue reading our Into the Night season 2 review below.
A very disappointing development
At the end of season 1, the survivors arrived at a bunker and found safety. But, of course, it’s never as simple as that. Into the Night season 2 is much less engaging which is a real let-down. Everything that worked really well in the first season, is now on the backburner.
The characters are generally pretty annoying and we’re getting nowhere really slowly. Season 1 was full steam ahead with death looming behind them whenever the sunrise approached. This… is very different. In a very disappointing way!
We watched the first three out of six episodes (so half the season) for this review. Hopefully, the final half of the season will have more to offer. You just have to sit through some very slow and irritating plot developments first.
From sci-fi thriller to stereotypical drama
With season 2 of Into the Night, we’re in that Murphy’s Law territory where anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. And fine, accidents happen and desperate people do desperate things. Still, it’s too much and not necessarily relevant to the core story.
Also, I loved those flashback moments where we saw what kind of life the characters had prior to the apocalyptic events of season 1. We do still get a few flashback moments, but on a much smaller scale, which is a shame. Especially since we’re dealing with a lot more characters that are new to us.
One of the worst realizations for me was the fact that I didn’t care much about any of the characters. Or rather, even the characters I did like, started doing stupid things really quickly. It felt like a soap opera and not in any fun or kitsch way. Just in the extremely tropey and stereotypical way.
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Most of the cast is back for this second season. Well, those playing characters who survived, obviously. And the creator is still Jason George. On paper, this second season should work because it had so much more to delve into and a post-apocalyptic world as its backdrop. Instead, so many bad choices are made. So much so, that this feels like a different show all together.
For one, all those relationships and possible romantic entanglements that seemed possible during season 2, have now been brought to the forefront. Sure, the world is ending and few people remain to try and save it, but that clearly isn’t interesting enough for a series.
Look, I get that relationships draw us in as viewers. But the opposite is also the case when things feel forced. And there is a lot that feels forced in this second season. Overall, I’m just sad that a series I really enjoyed during the first season, has lost 90 percent of its mojo with this follow-up season.
Into the Night season 2 is out on Netflix with all six episodes from September 8, 2021.
Creator: Jason George
Stars: Mehmet Kurtulus, Pauline Etienne, Laurent Capelluto, Alba Gaïa Bellugi, Jan Bijvoet, Laura Djalo, Regina Bikkinina, Vincent Londez, Babetida Sadjo, Nabil Mallat, Ksawery Szlenkier
While we leave our Flight 21 passengers at the end of Season 1 having finally found refuge from the sun in an old Soviet military bunker in Bulgaria, unfortunately their respite is cut short when an accident ruins part of their food supply. Suddenly chased back out above ground, they must travel to the Global Seed Vault in Norway as a desperate attempt to secure their survival. But they are not the only ones with that idea… In the name of the greater good, our group will have to split up, play nice with the hosting military crew, and make sacrifices in a race against time.