Counterpart: Season 2 (2018)


Season 2

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Double the J.K. Simmons brings double the aplomb in the second season of Counterpart, which finds time to deliver relevant societal critiques while deepening its labyrinthine lore.



Critic Ratings: 22


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User Ratings: 167

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Air date: Dec 9, 2018
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Season Two finds Howard and his counterpart getting to live out these questions. With the Crossing closed and each of them stranded in the other's world, they have to adapt for survival. Howard Prime takes on his other's life: going to his job, living in his home...with his wife. Howard Alpha is locked in a mysterious black site known as Echo, cut off from everyone he knows. As a cold war escalates between worlds and deepens a fickle divide, both men find themselves growing increasingly like the other.

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Critic Reviews for Counterpart Season 2

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (8)

An exacting performance by Simmons, again, goes a long way toward illustrating just how crucial clarity can be in the growing, changing realm of science fiction.

Dec 5, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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A strong start. [Full Review in Spanish]

Mar 3, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

I'd argue that 'Counterpart' is one of the best shows of all time, moving up there with Bryan Fuller's Hannibal and David Simon's The Wire.

Feb 25, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The acting - especially that of JK Simmons' two versions of Howard Silk - is once again outstanding.

Feb 8, 2019 | Full Review…

The story that "Twin Cities" tells is one that someone who's never seen a single episode of Counterpart could appreciate.

Jan 28, 2019 | Full Review…

[Nazanin] Boniadi's acting capabilities have been put on display in a way that should have heads turning and people talking in a big way... Counterpart is creating some of the most interesting and intriguing roles for women.

Dec 28, 2018 | Full Review…

God, I love this show.

Dec 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Beyond its artfully chilly atmosphere and its surprisingly plausible and suspenseful narrative, the main attraction in Season 2 remains J.K. Simmons's crafty, quiet portrayal of the two spies.

Dec 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Continues to be like a cocktail made up of equal parts John le Carré and Philip K Dick, then shaken not stirred by JJ Abrams.

Dec 13, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"Counterpart" is finely woven to the point where missing key beats can throw the whole thing off for you. It's a riveting mind game, expertly pulled off.

Dec 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Counterpart: Season 2

  • Apr 17, 2019
    Equally as spectacular as Season One, J.K. Simmons' performance is, as ever, a masterpiece
  • Apr 13, 2019
    This is the best show!! Very thought provoking. Very well acted and produced. I think this is one of the best show on tv. I hope it comes back for season 3.
  • Apr 04, 2019
    Perfect background setting, awesome play
  • Mar 26, 2019
    Love this show. Perfect pacing that gives the actors time to work their magic.
  • Mar 25, 2019
    Chiar daca se termina in coada de peste e bine
  • Mar 13, 2019
    litle bit slower going but still good.
  • Mar 12, 2019
    Rare to have such an excellent series on TV. From start to finish virtual perfection. Nuanced and gripping writing. Sublime performances. Just truly remarkable. I find it hard to believe that such a show hasn't garned a broader audience - certainly deserving of one. Needless to say, I do hope the showrunners find a new home and are able to continue the series.
  • Feb 20, 2019
    An intelligent and thought provoking show with great writing and outstanding cast. J. K. Simmons knocks it out of the park. Sorry to hear that the show has been cancelled.
  • Feb 20, 2019
    I loved this show JK Simmons did an outstanding job as did near all cast. Counterpart allowed you to use your brain and get immersed in the storyline without dishing it on a plate. From Season 1 Episode 1 it grabbed my attention and I wouldn't let go. Top viewing! Hoping it gets picked up by another studio.
  • Feb 19, 2019
    This program is first non-formulated, genuinely thought provoking show we've had presented to us viewers in over thirty years. Why does this show have to be cancelled? The target audience demographic for nearly all TV shows is an overly broad 18-49 yrs category. That's roughly a span of 32 years. This target audience needs to be at least halved. A generation used to be considered 20 yrs. Today a generation is considered 18 yrs, and dropping. The 18-49 demographic actually covers 2 generations. BTW the 18-36 yr range watches less TV than the 37-54 (Actually, this target group should go to age 60.) There ate more gray wavers than the18-49 target office. We control more of the available discretionary funds in the US. The demographic should split, into more accurate programming ages. This would be 28-32 years, and 33-54 years programming. My two cents worth. And BTW I'm personally despise the vapid 18-36 "reality" shows that are anything but. These shows incorporate inappropriate situations and teaches bad behavior, for which they were are rewarded. Give us TV we can watch, for those of us over the age of 36 please. Thank you.

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