Goliath: Season 2 (2018)


Season 2

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Critic Ratings: 7


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Air date: Jun 15, 2018
Air date: Jun 15, 2018
Air date: Jun 15, 2018
Air date: Jun 15, 2018
Air date: Jun 15, 2018
Air date: Jun 15, 2018
Air date: Jun 15, 2018
Air date: Jun 15, 2018

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Billy Bob Thornton will reprise his role as Billy McBride who, after winning a huge verdict in the Borns Tech case, is reluctantly pulled back into the law when his friend's 16-year-old son is arrested for a double homicide. However, as Billy, Patty (Nina Arianda, Florence Foster Jenkins) and the team start to investigate what appears to be an open and shut murder case, they begin to untangle a deadly conspiracy in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, where drugs, real estate and politics intermingle. Once again, Billy finds himself facing a new Goliath, one that is as formidable as the city's mayoral race and as tall as the skyline itself. Thornton won the 2017 Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama Series for Goliath's first season.


Billy Bob Thornton
as Billy McBride
William Hurt
as Donald Cooper
Olivia Thirlby
as Lucy Kittridge
Maria Bello
as Julie McBride
Tania Raymonde
as Brittany Gold
Dwight Yoakam
as Wendell Corey
Molly Parker
as Judge Keller
Britain Dalton
as Jason Larson
Nina Arianda
as Patty Solis-Papagian
Harold Perrineau
as Judge Roston Keller
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Critic Reviews for Goliath Season 2

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Goliath doesn't take full advantage of Tom's depraved habits, but anyone focused on this particular arc should be satisfied with its ending, as well as the season's.

Jun 18, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Leisurely, but at least the ride is classy.

Jun 8, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This second season gets personal for McBride and takes things to brand new heights as he fights for Julio's innocence, while ducking and dodging the implications of mixing business with pleasure.

Aug 26, 2018 | Full Review…

The whole thing completely runs off the rails after the midway point - subplots are abandoned; motivations stop making sense.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Like Amazon's Bosch, this L.A. crime story is satisfying in its confident approach to a familiar genre.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

With relaxed, naturalistic dialogue and real life settings, it's a series that doesn't deserve to be missed.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

You can see where all of this is going but the joy of Goliath is the way it chooses to get there.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Goliath: Season 2

  • Aug 14, 2019
    Liked it very much...intense drama
  • Aug 09, 2019
    Remember the movie Funny Games, where audience expectations about the underdog victims of a home invasion overcoming their captors are sadistically frustrated at every turn and the entire family is murdered one by one? That's pretty much how Season 2 of Goliath unfolds: the cartel and its evil femme fatale play Billy McBride for a romantic fool whilst killing his totally innocent young client, the client's parents, witnesses who may exonerate him, and anyone else who is involved and whose silence is uncertain. The End. What's annoying is, most of the reversals come in the last three episodes, after plucky Billy seems to be making headway against great odds toward saving his unjustly accused client. Do bad guys triumph in real life? Certainly--look at the criminal dirtbag who' s sitting in the Oval Office in 2019. But I don't seek out fiction that rubs my nose in that ugly truth; I have the daily. news for that function. And, frankly, after the heavies forced the boy to scrawl a suicide note a jail rec room admitting his guilt and hanged him, I couldn't have cared less how the rest played out. Silly me, I thought the show was about saving an innocent, not serving the audience a big plate of nihilism.
  • Aug 01, 2019
    Loved season 1 very disappointed in season 2
  • Jul 25, 2019
    I can agree with the others here that the first season was probably the most interesting one (on the edge of the seat). But I wouldn't necessarily call the second season bad, it was just different than we are used to. We probably where hoping that it would be largely the same as the first one. Where most of the storyline took place around the court. The second season definitely had its moments. But also a lot of random people and events. I found the story progression to be a bit slow at times. Season left many loose ends. With the second season. I found myself as a human relating a bit more to the storyline and feeling more empathy for the main character. To see Billy fall in love with a BEAUTIFUL woman and later getting his heart broken by her, who turns out to have ties to the cartel and ordering Julios death. The ending left a small cliffhanger, wanting me to have more and thinking about how the story would continue. Would love to see what happens with Marisol and Gabriel. I hope that they will include them in the third season.
  • Jun 06, 2019
    Season 1 was an engaging legal drama with a huge payoff at the end. Season 2 is a meandering joke where the main characters don't even know what's going on until the very end, with zero resolution and very little actual legal work getting done. It's an entirely different show, and much worse for it. Here's hoping they adhere more to the original formula for season 3.
  • Mar 23, 2019
    The second season of goliath is a complete departure of anything season 1 was known for. it is a disaster, and insult to the amazing cast featured in it. Don't make the mistake of watching this season as you'll only be heading toward a disappointment. there is a reason the reviews on amazon for season 1 are noticeably better than season 2.
  • Mar 16, 2019
    Awful season 2. Poorly directed and poorly written. Story is slow, not developed properly, and whoever directed it needs to get over himself because this is not good. Love story does not make sense, and neither do the subplots.
  • Mar 11, 2019
    Awful writing and worse directing!! The acting was great, but the writing/directing was awful. The story line had several opportunities to gel, but never quite managed to do so. I rated the first season 5+ stars. The second season doesn't deserve one star. I'm actually hoping there is a third season - given the directors and writers from season two are NOT involved.
  • Feb 28, 2019
    Season 2 was a total disappointment. After episode 8...it just ends! So many questions unanswered! I love the show, and the way (most of) it's delivered...but DAYUM.....that was a crappy ending!
  • Feb 27, 2019
    Not nearly as good as Season1

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