Having watched Season 1 when it came out on Netflix, I was excited when I heard that there was going to be a season 2 and when it came out last month. The second season didn’t disappoint, but it didn’t wow me either. I’d still recommend streaming the second season if you’re looking for a Fantasy Drama Series!
Going back to the basics for a minute, The Order is a horror-drama-fantasy television series following the story of a college student who is a part of two secret societies (one with a club that performed magic and another a club of werewolves. The second season continues alone with where the first ended, the werewolves with their memories wiped, in a new life at the college, with other members of the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose watching over them.
We see our standard set of the original cast with a few additions including Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Matt Frewer, Louriza Tronco, Adam DiMarco, Thomas Elms, Devery Jacobs, and Katharine Isabelle in the more prominent roles alongside several more of the cast.
It is clear that the writers took the time to understand what worked for them in the first season when we continue to see these in the second season as well. Humor, innovative twists, a great storyline, and more working in its favor. Cinematography by Mark Chow and Ryan Purcell stays on point in this season as well.
The season does have a few flaws as well to go with it. With the season broken up into mini-adventures (two-part) there is a sense of a disjointed experience running through. While this does ease up as the plot unravels, it almost seems like individual stories in some parts. The werewolves, unfortunately, seemed to not always know what was meant from them with each one following a story of their own. The compelling animosity between Midnight and Silverback does make up for it someone, especially with Gabrielle’s addition!
This season additionally looked at not only the college but a more holistic view of things talking about other magical organizations. This was fun to watch and think about especially as we saw Alyssa’s character change from desperate to wanting hive mind to someone in charge of a group of free-thinkers. A definite step up from the first season here. It almost seems like some of the characters got more depth as the season was thought out.
If you watched the first season, I’d recommend going back for this one as well. I’d give a 4/5!
Oh and if you haven’t watched Season 1 yet, here’s the review! https://aweirdtake.wordpress.com/2019/05/05/the-order-series-a-review/