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: 1940
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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

  • 6d ago
    Star Trek with funny refreshing twists. Love the show overall. I hope they don't go too serious on us in the next seasons.
  • Sep 14, 2019
    Overall this show is very good. Refreshing.
  • Sep 11, 2019
    One of the best SciFi show in years
  • Sep 10, 2019
    Great show! season 2 develops the setting and gets a little more serious!
  • Sep 09, 2019
    Better than the first season. More sci-fi and more involved plots.
  • Sep 05, 2019
    Season 2 is better than season 1. It especially cranks up towards the end. The downside of the first 2 seasons is that there are too many romantic comedy episodes, but even those are still entertaining. When the show goes into hard core sci-fi themes it hits a raw nerve. Right now this is the only show on television that I watch. I have abandoned Westworld, the 100, and Stranger Things. If you like science fiction this is a great show.
  • Sep 04, 2019
    Awesome Show. I wish current Star Trek was more like this.
  • Aug 30, 2019
    This is what Star Trek should be. It's the best Sci-Fi Show since over a decade.
  • 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 03, 2019
    Can't wait to see what the crew gets in to next.

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