After an intriguing first season, Netflix has now dropped Sky Rojo Season 2. Creator by Money Heist’s Álex Pina, the Spanish thriller stars Verónica Sánchez, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Asier Etxeandia, Lali Espósito, Yany Prado, and Enric Auquer. The are 8 episodes of 35-40 minutes each.
The plot reads, ‘The hunters become the hunted. Desperate for freedom but tempted by vengeance, Coral, Wendy and Gina continue to face off against their pursuers, who begin to turn on each other.”
– Sky Rojo Season 2 Review contains mild spoilers –
The first episode of Sky Rojo Season 2 on Netflix picks off where the first season left off. In the bar, Coral (Verónica Sánchez) fights Romeo (Asier Etxeandia) and frees the other girls who have been forced to work as strippers, hookers, and prostitutes. Moisés (Miguel ngel Silvestre) is dealt with by Wendy and Gina (Lali Espósito and Yany Prado), but they are attacked by his brother Christian (Enric Auquer). The season ends with leaving you worried for Coral and what will next happen to Wendy and Gina.
After such an outstanding first season, the next season’s expectations were sky-high. Unfortunately, the plot continues to revolve around the same nasty villains, chases, and drama. Coral, for example, gets high and causes chaos in the bar when she confronts Romeo and assists other girls in escaping the club. You want to shout in Coral’s ears and remind her of the plan she made with Wendy and Gina. But no, the same horrible club is where she wants to stay!
Wendy and Gina, on the other side, are chased by Christian and Moisés. The cat and mouse chase were witnessed in the first season and it worked because the girls had just escaped. But that is something in the current season too, so seeing the plot go nowhere is frustrating. There are flashbacks, just like in season 1, of how terribly the guys treated these girls, particularly Christian. The brief flashback scenes are preferable to the current storyline’s direction. Sometimes the narrative gets better, but that’s not enough to ignore the dull chase.
Another issue I have is something I stated in my Sky Rojo Season 1 review. Once again, the writers attempt to portray these men’s ‘tragic’ plight/past. Why do they think a sexual offender, abuser, rapist, and vulture will elicit even a sliver of pity from the audience? It makes no sense and detracts even more from the Netflix Sky Rojo Season 2 viewing experience. There are some sexual abuse scenes and nudity in Sky Rojo Season 2 episodes.
Sky Rojo Season 2 cast has played their parts well. However, the plot is poor and sluggish, and none of the characters grows. In fact, it appears that they have all regressed five steps from how far the characters had progressed previously, particularly the three leading women.
Sky Rojo Season 2 Review: Is it worth watching?
Overall, the recent season has been a letdown. You watch a few episodes expecting a great twist, but it isn’t really memorable even if it happens. The first season gave us the creeps as we saw how horrific these women’s lives had been. Season 2 is missing that gut-punch sensation.
Sky Rojo Season 2 is now streaming on Netflix.