'Space Force' Season 2 Review: Unfunny writing drags down show despite stellar cast
Even though the cast has veteran comic actors, there are not too many laughs to be had. The saving grace is the interpersonal bonds between the team members
Spoilers for 'Space Force' Season 2
Fridays are here and Netflix just dropped another comedy for us to binge watch this weekend. It's none other than a brand new season of the space comedy 'Space Force'! Season 2 continues the saga of the eccentric team as they have to prove themselves once more.
Starring Steve Carell, Lisa Kudrow, and others, the story picks up after General Mark R Naird's s 'treasonous' actions. Although the first season didn't receive great reactions from fans and critics alike, does Season 2 hold out any hope? Read on to know what we thought of the latest adventure of Space Force and what happened in the new season!
Season 2 opens with General Naird (Steve Carell) facing a trial at the Pentagon which will decide the fate of his team and his own future. They are quite close to being replaced after the events of Season 1. Although this is a worrying notion, they manage to hold on to their posts but it comes with major budget cuts and limits on their power and responsibilities. General Naird has 4 months to prove the worth of their team or he faces the possibility of being replaced.
Season 2 is shorter than Season 1 and only has 7 episodes — not 10 — but sadly not one of them will really make you laugh. The second season puts together a collection of unfunny scenarios that try too hard to be humorous. Since the show qualifies as a parody, we realize what the show's creators were going for. But the jokes fall flat.
Almost all of the episodes waste time and revolve around insignificant matters. But what makes them watchable are the developing relationships in the span of 4 months. Ben Schwartsz' F Tony and Jimmy O Yang's Dr Chan have a great budding bromance that was wholesome to watch. Add to it the exploration of Dr Chan and Captain Angela's growing relationship and the show can almost be forgiven for its lack of actual comedy.
A very funny cast that consists of talented names like Steve Carell, Lisa Kudrow, Ben Schwartz, and more fail to shine due to the writing. The shows' lighter moments like a prank war, father-daughter time, friendship, and love are the reasons the show is watchable. For fans of the actors who come looking for a comedy showcase of their talents, this isn't the show for you. While Season 2 is a step up from the mess that was Season 1, it is mainly down to character developments and the likeability of the actors in these roles. If you want an inoffensive show that can run in the background while you scroll through your phone, tune into 'Space Force'.
'Space Force' Season 2 is now streaming on Netflix