The Orville: Season 2 (2018)



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


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Air date: Dec 30, 2018
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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

When all hope is lost, the Torch of Star Trek is help him by this Series

This is how you do a good warm hearted sci fi show.

Great stories and great acting all around.

Season 2 continues to be excellent, though less funny. The show creators refused to buckle under the pressure to make it another brainless series.

Loved it. Its the REAL Star Trek successor. I wish CBS would take notes from it.

Great Show... awaiting for the 3rd season.

Totally bang on! again in Season 2, such a fresh approach to a series of any genre. The Orville brings back the word "Entertainment" to its roots of being action packed / amusing and most of all an enjoyment to watch.

This is modern day Star Trek! Cast is really good and the stories are first grade ! I love this show and we should get more episodes !!! Wow !!!

It really found its stride in season 2. That says a lot. It took TNG, DS9 and Voy longer to figure out how the show should be done.

Awesome 2nd season. Season 1 while uneven came with a promise that was fulfilled in season 2. Amazing character development, great sci-fi stories, Identity pt 1 and 2; rain on the bridge - and fantastic music woven into the narrative. what excellence. Bring on Season 3 and more great merch! love the trading cards!!!

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