Another Life Season 2, starring Katee Sackhoff, Samuel Anderson, Blu Hunt, Elizabeth Ludlow, Tongayi Chirisa, Shannon Chan-Kent, Justin Chatwin, and Kurt Yaeger, is now out on Netflix. Created by Aaron Martin, the latest season has 10 episodes of 35-40 minutes each.
The synopsis for season 2 reads – The stakes couldn’t get higher as Niko and her crew witness the annihilation of a planet. How do you negotiate with aliens capable of such brutality?
Netflix’s Another Life Season 2 Contains No Spoilers
Another Life Season 2 starts with Niko (Katee Sackhoff) and her remaining crew watching the destruction of planet Zakir. If you remember, the Achaians were responsible for the massacre. Everyone who’s alive on the Salvare ship somehow protects themselves from the debris of Zakir. However, they are still not safe as the aliens of Achaia are looking out for them.
The first death happens in the first 10 minutes of the episode. Niko assigns different tasks to the remaining crew members to help the spaceship function and protect them from the debris. They intend to at least not die and somehow find a way back home. Unfortunately, not everyone goes as planned, and they’re stuck in the space for yet another season.
To be honest, for a story that’s set in space, there are hardly any space scenes but more about humans talking and arguing. The first season turned out to be a disappointment because of messy writing, with several loopholes. I thought that wouldn’t happen much in the latest season, but well, it’s another meaningless season. The writing was already weak for the space-alien, and the makers have explored more of the Earth drama this time. It only adds disappointment.
For a show that has life in its title, the script seems lifeless. Any attempt Nico and her team makes mostly fails. I still don’t understand the logic of “following protocols” after witnessing so much damage and literally ruining the entire mission. I’m all in for the deep space-physics conversation; they happen in many Marvel movies too. But here, the conversations are also lame and makes no sense. It’s usually an argument instead of a theory. Without solving several queries, new plots are added that leaves you frustrated at times.
Another Life Season 2 Review: Final Thoughts
Overall, the latest season repeats the same mistake it did in the first season. The episodes are dragged and dragged with an ending that’s okay. The story keeps circling back to the same plot, similar troubles and offers nothing incredible. Also, never send people on space missions who have no clue what their job is!
Another Life Season 2 is now streaming on Netflix.
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