The Rain is back on Netflix with Season 2 and the story picks up right where we left off. If you were a fan of season 1, then you should be happy with the 6 new episodes of the Danish series. Read more in our review here – and watch it on Netflix now!
The Rain is out with Season 2 on Netflix which should please all fans of the Danish sci-fi series. Especially since it manages to pick up the style and tone – and storyline.
I was relatively positive after watching the first three episodes of The Rain season 1, but I have to admit I did not enjoy the rest of the season too much.
You might also want to read: Our Season 1 review of the Danish Netflix series The Rain here >
Fortunately, season 2 of The Rain does actually have more elements, I enjoyed. Read more in our review below.
The Rain continues its storyline effortlessly
Since I wasn’t too crazy about the storyline in Season 1 of The Rain, I wasn’t thrilled to see Season 2 pick up where it left off. However, I have to say, I started enjoying how the story evolved when we got to episode 3 and episode 4.
For me, the story in Season 1 was too weak and the characters too one-dimensional. The actors do what they can but the lines they have to say are not very good. To me, it sounds like the script was written in English and then translated (rather clumsily) into Danish. And with no regard for whether the lines actually make sense.
However, it seems like this irks Danish viewers more than the international audience, who loved the show rather intensely. Also, I must admit that it has gotten better in Season 2 of The Rain. Furthermore, we get more actual involvement with this new world, our characters are living with.
I still think there is way too much focus on (constantly!) having romantic storylines evolve. Maybe that’s just me being too dark and negative, but I want to focus on the world, they live in. That’s why I like watching these post-apocalyptic sci-fi shows.
Not to watch people (regardless of age) acting like teenagers. Or rather, teenagers acting as if they’re trapped in a Big Brother house with no regard for the rest of the people still living in this world as well.
New characters make for interesting twists
While the overall story is still suffering from a grotesque form of oversimplification, new characters are introduced to build on the story and world of The Rain. Of course, they’re now fighting to find a cure after realizing they’re dealing with something manmade rather than the actual rain having suddenly turned deadly.
As our little band of merry survivors is arriving at a new destination, they also meet people, who don’t try to kill them right away.
Of course, the group is now without the character I found most interesting, Beatrice (Angela Bundalovic). She didn’t make it out of The Rain Season 1 alive. It wasn’t that her character was the most likable, but I did enjoy her edge. Somehow, Beatrice seemed more realistic since these people are supposed to have survived in a post-apocalyptic world for six years.
Also, while watching Season 2, I just kept thinking that someone should help Lea get her braces off. It’s been more than six years of wearing braces with no dentist in sight. Someone get those off of her teeth already!
Speaking of Lea, she is still played perfectly by Jessica Dinnage who also gave a stellar off-screen, but co-starring, performance in The Guilty (2018).
New characters make for interesting twists
However, we get two new interesting characters who are played by wonderful actors. First, there’s the scientist, Fie, who is played by Natalie Madueño. She is known mostly from other Danish productions but could easily end up having an International career.
Second, we have Sarah who’s portrayed by Clara Rosager. She’s definitely someone you’ll get to know better soon since she just got cast in the Marvel movie Morbius (2020) which stars Jared Leto in the title role.
Also, she has some awesome lines in The Rain which were much needed. Sarah is definitely keeping it all real and calling other people out on their bullsh*t.
Finally, the main cast from Season 1 of The Rain is still going strong; Alba August, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen and Mikkel Boe Følsgaard all continue to deliver solid performances. Even when the script is less than strong.
Watch The Rain season 2 on Netflix
Season 2 of The Rain consists of 6 episodes which is two less than Season 1. If you’re a fan of the Danish Netflix series then be sure to watch this new season fast. Yes, go ahead and binge-watch it. This certainly seems to be one of the best ways to get it renewed if you want a season 3 of The Rain.
The storyline in The Rain has plenty of potential to continue for more seasons. Also, we continue to get more characters that are Swedish speaking so it’s becoming a bit of a Scandinavian project. Of course, the Swedes have their own Netflix series as well with Quicksand.
Non-Scandinavians may not even notice that the characters are actually speaking both Danish and Swedish since we understand each other. Also, it does open up for an even bigger story – and not just on a Scandinavian level.
While I may not be the biggest fan of The Rain, I do hope we’ll get to see a Season 3 of it. And not just because I’m Danish and feel proud that we have a popular Netflix series. Personally, I’m more excited about watching Season 2 of the German Netflix sci-fi series Dark, which will be out in June.
Anyway, go ahead and binge-watch this new season of The Rain as soon as possible, so we can get word of season 3 being greenlit.
Season 2 of The Rain is out on Netflix worldwide from May 17, 2019.
Creators: Jannik Tai Mosholt, Christian Potalivo, Esben Toft Jacobsen
Stars: Alba August, Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Jessica Dinnage, Sonny Lindberg