I am a huge fan of apocalyptic stories. And it always excites me when I watch something that talks about the end of the world or humanity as we know it. I’m sure many of you are fans of this genre too. It is just so exciting and thrilling to envision what the world might be like if humanity was wiped out, and life ceased to exist. The implications of such a thing, and the aftermath, are nothing short of interesting. Into The Night is a show that plays into that sort of premise. The first season of the show was nothing sort of amazing, with a lot of thrill and a looming fear of death. It is one that plays on the premise of a killer sun that is out to get everyone that comes under its light. And that is what makes it so interesting. And now, we have Into The Night Season 2 which just came out, and it is already making the news.
Into The Night Season 2: Plot So Far
Into The Night Season 1 played on the premise of a killer sun. Now while that might sound like quite an absurd concept, it makes for a very interesting one. Almost as if the humans were turned into zombies. At least, they live the life that zombies do. Into The Night is a Belgian show that came out just last year in the wake of the coronavirus. So the timing of it was very apt. It accurately reflected the state of the world at that time and played wonderfully on that. The show follows the story of a bunch of people who are forced to travel the globe around just to escape the grasp of the sun, and to escape death. It sets up an apocalyptic scenario that is thrilling and gripping, to say the least. The people try to escape the sun and eventually find their shelter in an underground bunker in Bulgaria, and finally breathe a sigh of relief. And that is where season 1 of the show left off.
Season 2 of the show continues shortly after that, as our little group of survivors meets up with the people inside the bunker, who are NATO soldiers residing there to survive themselves, and maybe eventually begin their own life down below the earth. The second season of the show focuses more on the ramifications of all that happened in the first, and talks about life under the new sun. Things are tough, and survival is not a given. The sun has destroyed everything above the surface, and the night is when our inhabitants are active above the surface, only to find a vast wasteland. It is shown that a solution to the problem is being researched upon in many areas of the world, and people are trying to do something or the other about it. But we don’t really get to know what exactly is being done about it.
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Into The Night Season 2: The Review
The second season of Into The Night is quite different from the first one. It is hardly the sort of urgent thriller that the first season was. It takes you on a different that is much more mellow and more focused around the aftermath of the sun situation. It doesn’t have the same sort of urgency and pace that the first season had. Season 1 saw our team fighting against the clock for their lives, eventually finding an embrace in the bunker. But Into The Night Season 2 takes away that driving force behind the show that made it so amazing. You don’t feel the same sort of dread and fear that you did before, and the pacing falls off quite dramatically. It is a big departure from the roots of the show.
That is not to say that there still aren’t problems, but the problem with them is that they don’t seem important in the context of the show. It seems like a small roadblock in the big scheme of things and in terms of how far everyone has come. The roadblocks seem merely generated to add a sense of pace to the show and to keep the people engaged, but they lack the urgency and gravity of the first season, and that is just what it is. There are no two ways about it.
The second season also explores a bit of politics throughout its run, and it is something I really liked about it. It is obviously a huge catalyst for collision when NATO soldiers and civilians come together, and there is bound to be a lot of friction between the groups and their ways of life. And the show does explore them in a stellar fashion. It shows all the friction in a very organic way and it also shows the impact that it has on everyone. It shows dichotomies that one would appreciate if they are particularly interested in character development and group dynamics.
But all that being said, it is simply not in the spirit of the show. It is quite different than what the show started off as. It was a proper apocalyptic survival show, and now it is more of a mellow story with group dynamics and non sensational conflict. Now that is not essentially a bad thing, but it doesn’t really have a place here, and is going to turn off fans of the show who came from season 1.
The show is still interesting, with a good plot and a lot of interesting happenings throughout the season, and again leads up to a finale that will leave you quite satisfied, despite the change in pace. But it is definitely different. And it will lead you to expect different things from the show in season 3. And I’m quite sure that there is going to be another shock in season 3 as the showrunners yet again switch the pace and plot of the show. So that is going to be really interesting to watch.
As was the case in the first season, the show is still shot amazingly, and the cast has done an amazing job here. There is nothing spectacular to talk about when it comes to the direction and production of the show, but there is certainly nothing to complain about. And that is something that goes in favor of Into The Night.
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Into The Night Season 2: The Verdict
Coming to the verdict for the show, I have to say that I was kind of shocked with the way that the second season of the show turned out. Now that is not to say that it is bad, but it is certainly nothing I was looking forward to. Rather, it is something that takes the show places I never thought it would. But maybe that is for the best. And I still believe that fans of the first season should watch Into The Night Season 2, purely from a plot perspective. And in general, while I’m definitely not wowed by the second season, it is still going to be a lukewarm recommendation from my side.
Into The Night Season 2 is currently streaming on Netflix. You may watch it at the following link:
Into The Night currently holds a rating of 7.1 out of 10 on IMDb, based on multiple user reviews. IMDb is our preferred platform for all movies and TV shows.
You may watch the trailer for Into The Night Season 2 down below:
What do you think about Into The Night Season 2? Does it cater to your liking? How did you feel about the change in pace? Let me know in the comments down below.
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