Servant: Season 2 Reviews

January 20, 2021
If you like your drama more transparent and explosive then Servant might prove a touch pedestrian. That being said, what these elegantly contrived half hour character dramas do offer is subtle complexity driven by story.
January 20, 2021
If Servant wants to make itself worth viewers' times, it needs to present something that feels like a punch to the gut the way the first season's most effective moments did. Right now, it just feels like so much dead air.
January 20, 2021
Rupert Grint still impresses as Dorothy's wine-swilling, foul-mouthed brother, Julian (wash your mouth out, Ron Weasley!). And Ambrose releases the throttle fully for a performance of even more delicious derangement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 20, 2021
For all the moments of dark humor and all the newly surfacing questions that keep piling up, it's the suspenseful twists and turns that propel Season 2 of Servant most effectively.
January 20, 2021
Though "Servant" often reads like a comedy that thinks it's a thriller, there are still some genuinely chilling scenes... Though much of the enjoyment that "Servant" could deliver is hampered by how it chooses to tell its story.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 19, 2021
Both Lauren Ambrose as Dorothy and Tony Kebbell as Sean are consistently excellent, and as a bonus there's a superb black-comic turn from Rupert Grint as Dorothy's brother Julian.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 19, 2021
At its best this is a wickedly playful gothic thriller that knows how to tease. What remains to be seen is if the payoff is worth the trouble.
January 18, 2021
If the first season left you cold, its second will make you a believer.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 15, 2021
Maybe you'll get a jolt out of the white nonsense at play in these new installments. Prevalent as it was before, the second season blows it up to the magnitude of a kaijū capable of leveling cities. You can't fail to notice it.
January 15, 2021
All eyes are on the series to see if it can recapture the magic it had at the beginning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 14, 2021
While its mysteries don't pack as much of a punch this season of SERVANT, the growing, impending darkness leaves it mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 14, 2021
If season one was the foundation, then in this season those foundations are literally cracking to expose a rot we didn't know existed, revealing deeper layers.
January 14, 2021
It is starting to become difficult to believe some of the decisions these characters make but I for one am prepared to continue on this ride to see just how crazy things are going to get.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 14, 2021
Servant bypasses the sophomore slump to deliver a compelling character-driven season that ups the ante on the gripping mystery while fearlessly getting more unhinged than ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 13, 2021
It takes four episodes for things to really get cooking (no pun intended), and everything that happens after that is implausible to the point of laughable.
January 13, 2021
Shyamalan has created a work that both intrigues and consumes his audience while leaving perhaps a few audience members mildly mystified over the plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 13, 2021
Servant returns for its second season with a level of urgency from the characters that's never matched by what's actually happening on screen.
January 12, 2021
While enough of the craft of the first season remains, the storytelling feels less confident in the seven episodes sent to press.
January 11, 2021
To say where the show goes in its second season would be to quickly enter spoiler territory; by the end of the third episode, enough startling twists have generated sufficient material for an average series' entire season.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 11, 2021
The sophomore season seems to be building steadily toward another chaotic and awful reckoning with Leanne, and this is one nightmare I'm in no rush to escape.
Full Review | Original Score: A-