Homecoming: Season 2 Reviews

May 27, 2020
Hong Chau and Janelle Monáe give dynamic performances, but lack the chemistry Julia Roberts and Stephan James brought in season one...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 26, 2020
While Horowitz and Bloomberg have recruited a stellar cast that's doing their best to recapture the magic, the season feels fundamentally unnecessary and unfulfilling.
May 25, 2020
The story isn't muscular enough to really give the show the urgency and momentum of its predecessor
May 22, 2020
Shorter, sillier, and less interesting, it's just not quite clear what Amazon is trying to achieve with Homecoming season two.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 22, 2020
Spends most of its precious time jumping back and forth over plot threads of season one to needlessly tie them up.
May 22, 2020
The story is evidently less complex, more linear and tenuous. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 21, 2020
Rather than advance the story significantly (or startlingly), it functions more as an afterthought or a predictable epilogue.
May 21, 2020
Fails to be as compelling as season one's plot. And the style of season two, directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez, lacks the Hitchcockian panache executive producer/director Sam Esmail established in season one.
May 21, 2020
It's a handsomely mounted season of TV, sure - but it's lacking in distinction.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
May 21, 2020
When people remember this show years down the road, they may even forget season two exists.
May 20, 2020
With Roberts and Esmail gone and James appearing in a more limited capacity, the show doesn't come up with a credible way forward, instead stumbling through familiar story beats with less gusto.
May 19, 2020
Ultimately too much of a rehash of Season One. It's a watchable but ultimately wasted opportunity not only to use that rowboat image, but to revisit the world of Homecoming, and to give Janelle Monáe her first significant TV role.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 19, 2020
It all feels very rudimentary and thin, especially when the narrative could have become a real and complicated exploration of trauma... The whole series is an exercise in taking the potentially significant and rendering it incidental.
May 19, 2020
Much of the second season functions as an extended epilogue to the first, and creators Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg have trouble making the story feel as significant and powerful.
May 18, 2020
Homecoming Season 2 is stylish and well-acted and probably not the worst way to spend a few hours of binge time. But whether or not you actually want to invest your time in it is another matter entirely.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 18, 2020
Whereas Homecoming's initial mystery was engrossing, its second is simply unfocused. It's not that it's hard to follow, it's just hard to figure out why we're following it like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.6/10