Mars: Season 2 (2018)

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Season 2
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Critic Ratings: 3

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Episodes

1
Air date: Nov 12, 2018
2
Air date: Nov 19, 2018
3
Air date: Nov 26, 2018
4
Air date: Dec 3, 2018
5
Air date: Dec 10, 2018
6
Air date: Dec 17, 2018

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Critic Reviews for Mars Season 2

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Mars has proven surprisingly adept at both in its first season, and in season 2 it looks as though the series will build upon that initial success in fascinating new ways.

Nov 13, 2018 | Full Review…

If you saw and loved the first season, you're bound to be even more impressed with the second. If you found the first season aggravating, I want to recommend giving the second a chance; you might find it has... evolved.

Nov 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Mars has successfully fixed the narrative/documentary imbalance from season 1, and the unique mixture continues to be a hallmark of the series.

Nov 7, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mars: Season 2

  • Mar 24, 2019
    There are good parts to the story and technology objects are done well. Too much of an agenda that corporations are always bad and on climate change.
  • Mar 16, 2019
    This season was a worthy continuation of the absolutely brilliant season 1. The justaposition of credible hard science based near future science fiction which does not rely on any not yet invented technologies with interviews with public intellectuals and entrepreneurs who hare interested in a permanent human presence on Mars and/or are working hard to make it happen makes the series incredibly compelling and inspiring.
  • Mar 14, 2019
    Mars, Season 1 was quite good. Season 1 provided a good balance of documentary vs. science vs. fiction. The characters were interesting and the show had a proper balance of drama. In my humble opinion, the main goal of season 1 was to make the viewer excited about exploring Mars and wanted to tell an exciting story. So, naturally I was very excited for season 2. The documentary side of season 1, was a backstory of the past to tell the story of the future. Okay, sat down in the theater chair and turned the set on (excited as when I watched that very first Star Trek TOS back in the 60's) and I after 3/4 of the first episode I wanted to turn the set off. I was bored. After pondering what the heck just happened I realized that Mars, Season 2 was spending a good bit of time preaching to me about social issues and it began feeling as though the politics of the creators of the show was bleeding through. There wasn't the same excitement that I felt in season 1. The documentary of our planet's current social issues seemed to become the focus of the story. The characters, the excitement of exploring Mars and the great fiction from season 1 became secondary. The characters were bland and I felt like I was getting yet another dose of politics that I see on a daily basis from a variety of media sources. If the creators of Mars wants to be a documentary of our planet's current social issues of climate change and of the exploitation of the Earth's resources, so be it. I have no issues with that, but count me out of the audience. I already get enough of that. I prefer to spend my entertainment hours thinking about the wonders of space exploration and the challenges of getting there. I want to get away from the constant drone of politics. I was quite disappointed. So, season 3? What do you want to be?
  • Feb 11, 2019
    The war on white men, and reality, continues. Leadership positions that will always mostly be taken by men (men are more interested in leadership) are just taken by women. White men are either littie btches or aholes. The ridiculous far leftist environmentalist videos are distorted nonsense and hugely exaggerated. The techno panic andi-capitalist message is disgusting and ridiculous. Private industry will take us to mars, inefficient governments wont. This show is a dumpster fire of bad ideas created by extremely moronic far leftist idiots.
  • Jan 27, 2019
    Anyone who likes this is brain dead, stupid or more probably both. Original and smart, it educates whilst it entertains but it's crazy, it tries to show the earth is not flat. All my moron friends loving trump, oil companies and guns should see this before they cut their own throats. The future is peace, science exploration and man love. Well, the man love bit is optional. 4 sur having multinational businesses running a country may also not be terribly smart. Hey Donald, you listening. For 911 gotta say that we didnt get the full story there. Just bits of lies and deceit. The world is run by illuminati cloud people who control us whilst they float on islands above Ted Cruz's house. Why does that man's face look like godzilla stepped on it and it was rebuilt with soiled condoms? We deserve to be told. Bush didn't do 911, NASA and the FBI did. Go google and find out the truth. And watch this show.
  • Jan 16, 2019
    Mars Season 2 surprised me with how well it transitioned after the exciting season one, where a seeding colony on Mars was set. The topics discussed are much on target and prompt the viewer to reflect on our current state of affair on Earth, while also realistically depicting the efforts it would take to start a colony of mars. Overall, great research work to prepare for the series, great story line and acting. I hope children and teens, as well as as many viewers as possible have the opportunity to watch this series and reflect on it! Thumbs up again and great job National Geographic!
  • Jan 10, 2019
    Love the idea of doing this show on Mars. I like the documentary parts of it. The dramatizations are garbage. They are exaggerated and inaccurate. Portrays astronauts, scientists and entrepreneurs as immature, selfish children.
  • Jan 08, 2019
    Clearly worse than the first.
  • Dec 30, 2018
    This oncept has so much potential. In this and season one, the sciece, and science fiction back and forth is potentially compelling. My wife and I found it very interesting and informative and as a result entertaining. THEN....the viewer is bombarded with a "global warmng" op ed. Look, wheter you agree OR disagree, why do we have to bear it in the middle of, what should be, entertainment. Thank God for DVR, If not for the ability to fast forward to it, I would not have made it through season 2. PLEEAASEEEE...Mr Howard, leave the controversy out of my enjoyment! The show, less the excruciating amount of their opinion of the Global Warming controversy, a 4.5. I give it a two star as a result of making me suffer.
  • Dec 29, 2018
    Excellent script of fiction and non-fiction. Everyone should see this!

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