The Orville: Season 2 (2018)


Season 2
The Orville

Critics Consensus

Fun, focused, and surprisingly thoughtful, The Orville's second season makes good use of its talented crew.



Critic Ratings: 13


Audience Score

User Ratings: 1917
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Air date: Dec 30, 2018
Air date: Jan 3, 2019
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Air date: Jan 24, 2019
Air date: Jan 31, 2019
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Air date: Feb 21, 2019
Air date: Feb 28, 2019
Air date: Mar 8, 2019
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In Season Two, the ship's crew will meet never-before-seen aliens and face old adversaries, the Krill. They'll make first contact with a new civilization and revisit the planet Moclus. ED (MacFarlane) and KELLY's (Adrianne Palicki) relationship also will take a new turn -- all of which points to a season filled with adventure, mystery, romance and, as always, some poignant social commentary.

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Critic Reviews for The Orville Season 2

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

[It] may not want to be a space spoof, but if it's able to fully evolve into a character-driven dramedy that just happens to be set in space, then that's adding something unique to the genre. And that could make "The Orville" a show worth watching.

Jan 2, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Season 2 is occasionally a bumpy ride for its changes in story and pacing, but it's well worth the journey.

May 6, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

When The Orville dials down the goofy comedy, it can hold its own with any of the more traditional science fiction properties out there.

Mar 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Last night, I was emotionally moved by an episode about a character's pornography addiction-a concept so ridiculous that only some likeable characters and impeccable writing can pull off.

Jan 24, 2019 | Full Review…

An understated, character-driven second season premiere that functions more like a day-in-the-life starship story than anything involving aliens or galactic peril.

Jan 2, 2019 | Full Review…

There is a sensitivity, skill and structural balance at work here which demonstrates what continues to make The Orville so special.

Jan 8, 2019 | Full Review…

A surprising follow up to a Season 1 storyline... It's also welcoming, and another point of evidence that Seth McFarlane's Fox series is more than a parody of Star Trek.

Jan 4, 2019 | Full Review…

The Orville decided to play it safe rather than deliver some edgy material in its second season premiere.

Jan 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Goofy, busy, and with a juvenile bent, but ultimately enjoyable.

Jan 2, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

If the season 2 premiere of The Orville is any indication... [the show] has found its footing and maybe its identity in telling smaller, more character-driven stories, that better serve its sometimes confounding mix of sincerity and irreverence.

Jan 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Orville: Season 2

  • Aug 15, 2019
    Very disappointing. Too many social/political and very much not anything to do with exciting and interesting exploration of the universe. also, cast changes weren't great. I want more Patrick Warburtin.
  • Aug 07, 2019
    31% in season 1 to 100% in season 2! It just shows the lack of integrity and the extent of the stupidity of the shill reviewers. They literally tried to destroy this show just because it was a threat to STD and it didnt promote SJW agendas. Once the fans spoke up, they realized they screwed up and changed their toon. I love this show and enjoy watching every episode (some more than others) again and again.
  • Aug 03, 2019
    Can't wait to see what the crew gets in to next.
  • Jul 29, 2019
    Excellent balance of good fun, fantastic special effects and a dash of serious SF and moral questions are thrown into the mix.
  • Jul 24, 2019
    The show gets even better during season 2. It feels more like TNG than STD. There is a great balance between comedy and drama. The characters development continues to be great. I love it. It's not the Star Trek we asked for, but it's the Star Trek we deserved!
  • Jul 21, 2019
    One of my new favorite shows on TV now. Keep the seasons coming!
  • Jul 21, 2019
    As someone that has watched most of the great 90s and 20s si-fi shows. The Orville Nails the concept and brings it up to the current age. It has fantastic drama, amazing acting, and the writting is in keeping with the best of si-fi. They even explore our modern politics, in a careful and inquisitive manner, reminiscent of classic Next Generation, Voyager, DS9. There is even plenty of laughs that are artfully sprinkled into each episode leaving the final product deeply meaning and fun. The best Si-fi show of this decade. And season two continues this excellent experience.
  • Jul 15, 2019
    Intelligent and funny. The science fiction isn't pedestrian, and the humor isn't watered down for network TV. I love it.
  • Jul 14, 2019
    omg...season two is better then season one?! Unheard of but such a great surprise and relief.
  • Jul 13, 2019
    Much better over the first season. More drama, less ridiculous comedy and this show has places to go.

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