Homecoming: Season 2 Reviews

Top Critic
May 26, 2020
This is the best thing about Season 2 of Homecoming, in my opinion: pulling back the curtain on a scene in such a way that it, basically, becomes a completely different scene.
Top Critic
May 26, 2020
But the way it tricks its audience into siding with the wrong character is its best and most intriguing trick.
May 22, 2020
Faced with the challenge of justifying a return without Roberts, the filmmakers have mostly risen to the challenge. It's like one of those movie sequels nobody really asked for, but which proves to be a pleasant surprise.
May 22, 2020
Monáe, in common with first-season star Stephan James, has a face that can flicker between strength and vulnerability in an instant.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 22, 2020
Homecoming takes dreamy confusion and injects it with vogue-ish paranoia. It is a twilight mirror, a black zone, deploying a Cold War mindset in a corporate now.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 21, 2020
Rather than advance the story significantly (or startlingly), it functions more as an afterthought or a predictable epilogue.
May 21, 2020
Monáe proved in Hidden Figures that she's not one to underestimate... But while things pick up pace in the show's final episodes, the series never quite reascends to its former glory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 21, 2020
When people remember this show years down the road, they may even forget season two exists.
May 21, 2020
This second season may not be as ambitious as the first, but it is very satisfying as a bingeable work of suspense.
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.