Hemlock Grove: Season 2 (2014)


Season 2
Hemlock Grove

Critics Consensus

Hemlock Grove jettisons some of its most grating qualities while doubling down on its splashy gore, making for a more engaging second season -- but the series frustratingly remains a shoddy amalgamation of gothic tropes.



Critic Ratings: 11


Audience Score

User Ratings: 254
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Air date: Jul 11, 2014
Air date: Jul 11, 2014
Air date: Jul 11, 2014
Air date: Jul 11, 2014
Air date: Jul 11, 2014
Air date: Jul 11, 2014
Air date: Jul 11, 2014
Air date: Jul 11, 2014
Air date: Jul 11, 2014
Air date: Jul 11, 2014

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Famke Janssen
as Olivia Godfrey
Bill Skarsgård
as Roman Godfrey
Landon Liboiron
as Peter Rumancek
Penelope Mitchell
as Letha Godfrey
Lili Taylor
as Lynda Rumancek
Dougray Scott
as Dr. Norman Godfrey
Aaron Douglas
as Sheriff Sworn
Amazon Eve
as Shelley Godfrey
Tiio Horn
as Destina Rumaneck
Kandyse McClure
as Dr. Chausser
Freya Tingley
as Christina Wendall
Ron Mustafaa
as Tom Mayer
Nicole Boivin
as Young Shelley
Laurie Fortier
as Marie Godfrey
Madeline Brewer
as Miranda Cates
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Critic Reviews for Hemlock Grove Season 2

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

If queasy gore and supernatural mayhem entertain you, who are we to judge? But other shows do it with so much more style and genuine scares.

Jan 15, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

I keep trying to like Hemlock Grove. And failing.

Jul 14, 2014 | Full Review…

This show is utter perfection and it should never change.

Jan 15, 2019 | Full Review…

They're veering off page from the book by Brian McGreevy, and they're going in a positive direction. The world has a become a place I want to know more about.

Jan 15, 2019 | Rating: 6.7/10 | Full Review…

Season two of Hemlock Grove is more streamlined and quite a bit smarter even if it at times can feel like a New York Times' list of corrections for the previous season.

Jan 15, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Fortunately, the second season of the series is off to a great start.

Jul 16, 2014 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Hemlock Grove has gone from being absolutely unwatchable to a worthy guilty pleasure.

Jul 14, 2014 | Full Review…

There are deaths, revelations and complete WTF moments buried in the finale for viewers who have been itching for some Hemlock Grove-style weirdness.

Jul 11, 2014 | Full Review…

All the stories get flabby along the way, and by season two, the show has more than exhausted itself.

Jan 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Hemlock Grove no longer suffers from lethargic pacing, but it's also been scrubbed free of any residual weirdness.

Jul 10, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

While a loyal contingent was inclined to give Hemlock Grove the benefit of the doubt in a "So bad it's good" way, watching the opening of the second go-round still tips the scales toward so bad -- and boring -- that it's just plain bad.

Jun 30, 2014 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Hemlock Grove: Season 2

  • Sep 24, 2019
    The show falls into unrelated pieces in season two, where nothing makes sense outside of the very very obvious, which is a huge letdown, given what we were led to believe in season one.
  • Oct 22, 2018
    Hemlock Grove is as If Twilight had a gritty television series that simultaneously leaves you on edge, but also leaves you wanting to turn the channel when prototypical things happen. Than again, I don’t think Jacob, belle and Edward ever had a threesome. The love triangle that consistently exists between Peter and Roman, whether it be in season 1 with Letha or in season 2 with Miranda, gets annoying and played out. I’m giving it 2 stars because the foreshadowing in season 1 was great. But season 2 felt like Netflix was grasping at straws and was trying to tie up the loose ends. Unfortunate to say the least.
  • Jul 25, 2018
    Has its moments but generally mediocre. 5/10 Teenagers in the small Pennsylvania town of Hemlock Grove are being murdered by a strange beast. The townsfolk believe it is a werewolf. To them, this makes the prime suspects the local gypsies, and Peter Rumancek in particular. He steadfastly denies that he is the murderer but he harbours a dark secret…he is a werewolf. Mediocre. Had some potential to be a edgy supernatural thriller, Stranger Things or True Blood-like (the fact that Alexander Skarsgard’s brother, Bill, has a leading role in Hemlock Grove helps the True Blood comparison). The murders provide for intrigue but this is substantially diluted by the fact that very little happens in the way of solving the mystery for the first 10 episodes. During that time the series is really just a teen soap-opera, with very limited character engagement. Things do kick up several notches in the final three episodes of Season 1, making the Season worthwhile in the end. With a bit more closure on that season it would have been a decent mini-series. After Season 1 there was nothing new to do, except invent other nasties to terrorise the town, and that’s what happens. Add in more soap-opera like sub-plots and it’s pretty boring stuff. I lasted until Episode 4 of Season 2 before giving up.
  • Feb 15, 2018
    Hard to quick binge-watching, a big improvement over the first season.
  • Mar 06, 2017
    Not as good as the first wish they keep the same sister. But still really good
  • Aug 27, 2016
    This season really picks up the pace and great performances from the whole cast and lots of twists and turns and a good cliffhanger at the end to keep us all interested
  • Apr 24, 2015
    Season 2 more mainstream and coherent than season 1 which is at times compelling and at others annoyingly predictable.. Like the first season it relies on the viewer to notice and interpret symbolism and foreshadowing but it's much more obvious, likely because it's friendlier to the general population of viewers. The drawback is that by doing so it's easy to predict. There are still some shock-weird moments and subtlety that can be missed by a lot of people who watch it. One of my favorite subtle yet cheeky references was the resurrection of sorts of the t cat that Peter had to sacrifice in season 1- Hello Pussybird! Besides the literal taxidermy flying above Peters head "Pussybird" also means a cowardly individual, mostly male, used to provoke an individual into committing to something he doesn't want to do.
  • Sep 23, 2014
    Rotten tomatoes critics are usually cock suckers. I don't think I have ever agreed with any critic reviews. The first season was suspect but it wasn't that bad. They could have cut like 2 or 3 episodes. The second season is probably five times better. When I say most of these critics I am talking to people like you Brian Lowry. I hope you get the clap from a cheap hooker.
  • Aug 20, 2014
    Hemlock grove left me begging for more, in an almost sexual way. I'll be extremely disappointed if the series was discontinued. Defiantly a gripping horror drama. Acting sometimes varies, but in all, I think Hemlock Grove shows a lot of promise. I Love it, and I hope more watchers emerge from darkness soon.
  • Aug 17, 2014
    Hemlock has no fear to show wherever they want. And the story still evolves from season to season!

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