RAGNAROK Season 2 is out on Netflix and if you enjoyed season 1, you’re in for quite a treat. And yes, it does get darker. Especially as everyone must accept that this fight is about life or death. There is no in-between. Read our full Ragnarok season 2 review here and watch on Netflix!
RAGNAROK Season 2 is out on Netflix with all six episodes. Because the season is so short – as was the first season – it is a very quick watch. Again, the episodes also tend to end on a cliffhanger or with a new twist. Basically, get ready to binge-watch this series again.
I really enjoyed season 1 of this Norwegian Netflix series about Nordic mythology set in a modern world. If you were a fan of the first season, then I cannot imagine why you wouldn’t like this second season.
Continue reading our Ragnarok season 2 review below. We watched all six episodes for this review (and because we wanted to). As always, there will be no spoilers in our review.
A fight to the death
If you liked the more brutal and sinister elements of the story in season 1, you’re in luck. Ragnarok season 2 does get quite dark and includes several deaths. Of course, Isolde also died at the beginning of season 1, so it’s not like death is new to the series.
Especially Magne (the new Thor-in-the-making) struggles a lot with realizing that this is truly about life or death. There is no yielding or compromise. You either kill or be killed. Just like in season 1, Magne (David Stakston) is the gentle giant who just wants to do good. Okay, he isn’t an actual giant, but he certainly has bulked up for season 2.
There’s a whole scene about him realizing this.
Also, we get to see a lot more of his little brother Lauritz (played with perfect sass by Jonas Strand Gravli). He plays with both gender and sexuality, and their mother, Turid, consistently reacts wonderfully. Well, there are comments about Lauritz eating a lot (which he does) and she isn’t crazy about the pet he gets. Still, she listens to his reasons and they accept and love one another.
Turid is portrayed with perfect comedic timing by Henriette Steenstrup (Lilyhammer) who is the beating heart of this Netflix series.
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We already covered the creators of Ragnarok in our season 1 review, so I won’t get into that again. Instead, I want to truly convey that this series continues to be extremely entertaining and full of both humor and heartbreak. As well as faith and fate, of course. What do you believe in and can you even make your own choices anymore if you’ve been “chosen” for something?
Throughout this second season, there are some major reveals. Plot twists, of course, but mostly they’re grounded in weaving in the Gods (and other “characters”) from Nordic Mythology. It’s pretty damn awesome!
After binge-watching this second season of the Norwegian Netflix series, I am just extremely excited to see what happens next. There better be a season three because this story is so far from being over. Season 2 is all about the evolution of most characters, so I suspect season 3 will be the epic battle between Gods and Giants.
And hey, a trilogy is always good. It worked for Dark and it could work for this series. However, I honestly wouldn’t mind even more seasons, since these short seasons are only enough to get you really invested before leaving you to wait for more yet again.
Season 2 of Ragnarok is out on Netflix globally from May 27, 2021.
Ragnarok is a coming-of-age drama building on, and contributing to, a new and surprising angle on Norse mythology. The second season will pick up where the first season left: What do you do when you’re a 17 year-old high schooler who has just learned that you’re up against an ancient and extremely powerful enemy that is holding an entire town, perhaps even an entire country, in an iron grip?
Magne has to accept that now that he’s ready for battle, his enemies are too many and too strong. Is there anyone else who, like him, has supernatural powers? And will he be able to find these people in time? And what happens when it turns out that his little brother, Laurits, is also quite exceptional, but that he views the world very differently from Magne? In the second season of Ragnarok, the conflict gets tougher, evil gets more focused, and the choices even more desperate. In the midst of all this, Magne is faced with the fundamental question: How far are you willing to go in order to save your family?