TOY BOY Season 2 on Netflix is the continuation of the Spanish thriller series. The plot still focuses on both male exotic dancers and all the people in their lives. This second season picks up where season 1 left off. Read our Toy Boy season 2 review here!
TOY BOY Season 2 is out on Netflix after having premiered on TV in Spain during the Fall of 2021. This is a Spanish thriller series (or crime-thriller hybrid) and after a lukewarm debut on Spanish television, it became an international hit on Netflix.
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That’s why we’re now getting a season 2 of this series that focuses on male exotic dancers and all the people in their lives. There are 8 episodes in this second season and they now have a runtime of around 45 minutes. Season 1 had a whopping 13 episodes that were all over one hour in runtime.
Continue reading our Toy Boy season 2 review below.
More of the same!
During our season 1 review, I dubbed Toy Boy a “Magic Mike meets murder”-story. It wasn’t wrong, but this Netflix release is actually much darker than this label might indicate. Where the Mexican Netflix series Dark Desire has a telenovela feel, Toy Boy is much more sinister and quite brutal at times.
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You should also be aware that there is no season 1 recap when this second season opens up. In other words, you do need to remember the details of that first season. There are a few subtle reminders of where we left off, but that’s it.
All of the characters you loved (or loathed) are still part of this second season. Well, if they made it through season 1 unscathed, obviously. It is essentially more of the same. But hey, that’s often a good thing, when a series has become a hit.
Tampongate or “Prince Charles and the Tampax”?
You know when something is mentioned in dialogue, and you wonder “Is this a real thing or did they just make it up”. When a story regarding “Prince Charles and the Tampax” is mentioned in episode 1 of Toy Boy season 2, they are actually talking about a real thing.
It was actually called “Tampongate”. Probably because everything since “Watergate” just has to have the word gate in it. Sometimes, we really are desperately unimaginative us humans, huh?!
In any case, it actually has been mentioned again in media within recent years. Why? Because it wasn’t mentioned in the Netflix series The Crown which focuses on the British royal family. As in the one, Prince Charles is part of.
Tampongate was a “bloody scandal” (yes, that’s a pun) that took place in January of 1993. It has to do with a phone call between Prince Charles and Camilla from 1989, which was transcribed and printed. You can find the “juicy” details over at Esquire, who covered it as part of their The Crown coverage. If you dare, of course?!
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There is no denying the production quality of Toy Boy, so it’s more a question of whether you like this kind of series. I do enjoy a good thriller series, but I can’t help but feel that this is more about personal drama (and relationships) first and the actual thriller element second.
This second season is coming out almost two years after season 1 premiered. Obviously, the world has been preoccupied with (and challenged by) other things since February of 2020, so I get why. And I imagine it means many will also rewatch parts of (if not all of) season 1 to catch up. Without a recap, I would recommend this.
Like with season 1, I am not crazy about this series. However, I fully recognize and appreciate that others will have fun watching this. More power to them. I’ll just be over here finishing other series I enjoy more.
Season 2 of Toy Boy is out on Netflix from February 11, 2022.
Creators: César Benítez, Juan Carlos Cueto, Rocío Martínez Llano
Cast: Jesús Mosquera, Cristina Castaño, María Pedraza
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