'Sweet Magnolias' Season 2 Review: Netflix show returns with charming, intense edition
Season 1 of ‘Sweet Magnolias’ was amazing and gave fans some really amazing moments. The cliffhanger ending made everyone curious about who was in the car with Kyle (Logan Allen). So, Season 2 was necessary and Netflix didn’t disappoint. The second edition of the Netflix series has finally dropped on the streaming service and fans would be happy to know that it is a knockout.
However, the series is much more intense than its predecessor. First things first, the makers don’t waste any time in telling us who was with Kyle in that car. It is revealed that Nellie (Simone Lockhart) was in the car with Kyle when the accident took place and they ended up in the hospital. What happens after that is really what the season focuses on. This time, everyone is going through something really upsetting.
Maddie (Joanna Garcia Swisher) gets to know a sad truth about Bill (Chris Klein), Helen (Heather Headley) is torn after the return of Ryan (Michael Shenefelt) and Dana Sue (Brooke Elliott) is also struggling in her relationship with Ronnie (Brandon Quinn). The best thing about the latest season is that explores every character so well that there are no loose ends. Every character is given ample screen time that viewers get to know why is this happening? And why is the character behaving this way?
Another aspect that makes Season 2 better than the first one is the writing. The writers have done an exceptional job and viewers won’t feel that the show is being stretched. No, every situation that characters faced is completely understandable and you don’t have to ask yourself as to why and how this happened.
Joanna Garcia Swisher has once again given a killer performance as Maddie while Brooke Elliot is phenomenal as Dana Sue. On the other hand, Heather Headley is flawless as Helen. The trio is the soul of the show and whenever they arrive on the screen, something magical happens. Their friendship is really heart-touching and I genuinely feel that if you have such friends, your life is a bit easier.
Brandon Quinn’s Ronnie is a great addition to the show and he has shown why he’s such a great actor. He doesn’t shy away from showing his emotions and this is one character that I really interested to see in the future.
All the young cast, including Anneliese Judge, Carson Rowland, Simone Lockhart, Logan Allen, and Sam Ashby are the soul of this show. They are supremely talented. The innocence they have in them will surely take your heart away. Their love stories are at an interesting juncture and we might see a few surprises in the future.
As a whole, ‘Sweet Magnolias’ Season 2 is a worthy addition and is better than the first one in many ways. Despite its tendency to lecture about life and its puritanical look on the adult world, ‘Sweet Magnolias’ Season 2 still has that undeniable charm and a binge-able quality.
‘Sweet Magnolias’ Season 2 is currently streaming on Netflix.