Tyrant: Season 2 (2015)


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The second season of this drama series begins with Bassam (Adam Rayner) in prison following a failed coup against his brother Jamal (Ashraf Barhom). His family returns to the United States, but face a massive press storm while struggling with Bassam's absence. Meanwhile, Jamal grapples with his brother's fate, which lies in his hands, while allying with the Chinese and facing a heavy resistance movement.


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Critic Reviews for Tyrant Season 2

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

Arguably the most ambitious new show of the season on any network but the narrative's potential is often wasted on thin characters and a real lack of political context.

Apr 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Tyrant is clearly trying to understand the desperation and horror in places like Syria and Yemen without trivializing that desperation.

Jun 16, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Lack of nuance is a huge problem for Tyrant, a tragedy considering the depiction of a foreign region's struggles is a pure exercise in nuance.

Jun 17, 2015 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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This project from Gideon Raff and Howard Gordon suddenly exhibits the potential to become a fairly entertaining one, with the disclaimer that the terrain still contains an abundance of storytelling sand traps.

Jun 15, 2015 | Full Review…
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Tyrant has grown in ambition since season one, both politically and dramatically, but its narrative faults remain and are even more potent in the light of its escalated conflicts.

Apr 2, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

From where things stand in the premiere, Tyrant has not made the kind of necessary adjustments to indicate things have been successfully turned around.

Apr 2, 2019 | Full Review…

And while this drama isn't as tight as those others in their best days, it's still extremely intriguing to watch a political crisis that won't be solved by some Deus ex Americana.

Jun 22, 2018 | Full Review…

I just wish the execution was better. I can enjoy the show as a soap but I'd enjoy it a lot more if it could be taken as a serious drama. It's not there yet.

Sep 25, 2017 | Full Review…

In what world is leaving a drugged man alone in the middle of the desert with no food, water, or shelter not a death sentence?

Jun 18, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

At its best, it's a family drama in an unusual setting. And after some tweaking, a more entertaining one.

Jun 17, 2015 | Full Review…

Tyrant may be afraid to follow through with some of its most incendiary plot threads, but season two already feels fully-formed, less of a mirage of ideas and promises like last year and more of an actual, richly realized vision.

Jun 12, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tyrant: Season 2

  • Sep 10, 2016
    Phenomenal. A great plot. We warchc
  • Aug 07, 2016
    Must watch. Excellent drama. It keeps getting better and better Awesome actors. Truly a keeper. Thumbs up!
  • Jul 18, 2016
    Everyone seems to think this is some sort of timely drama about the Middle East. Don't be silly! This show has as much to do with the Middle East as Outsiders has to do with the Appalachians or Deadwood has to do with South Dakota. You know Friends was filmed in LA, right? Nope, this show is yet another in a long line of shows seeking to replicate the magic of The Sopranos: the loving, disfunctional family as a romantic, outlaw enterprise. Sons of Anarchy did a good job. Outsiders did a fairly poor job. This one is somewhere in between. There will be many more attempts.
  • Oct 03, 2015
    This is so much better than season 1, it's almost unbelievable. It's still cheesy and affected with this impactant soap-opera aura, but the drama is good and the addendum of modern middle-eastern conflict plot makes this second (and maybe last) season very enjoyable.
  • Sep 12, 2015
    I was hooked on season 2 and hope the series is extended. The events in the series are timely and reflect current events.
  • Sep 04, 2015
    have to admit i couldnt wait each tuesday for this show to start. Each episode gets me wondering what will happen next to both brothers.
  • Aug 25, 2015
    One of the best shows on TV this year.
  • Aug 24, 2015
    Primarily being a fan of films over television, the select shows I do watch have to be of a particular breed of drama, action, and maybe a mix of comedy, which the first season was devoid of greatly, at least the action part, and the drama that the show was supposed to bank on was not easy to pick up on, and to casual viewers, it was hard to keep up with what was happening, but upon the second season, which I only started originally to find the resolve of the first season's finale, I was far more intrigued as certain tones that were too heavy in the first season were turned down, and other tones that were too vague were brought into clarity. This made it easy for me to follow the story and more compelled to return and see what happens next, along with new additions to the cast providing further interesting plot points. The second season of this show is definitely an improvement over the first that entertains me more than I ever thought would.
  • Aug 16, 2015
    Glad I watched season one, which dealt with a lot of character development, because season two is great! Riveting, suspenseful, and based on what is happening throughout the middle east, believable.
  • Aug 15, 2015
    Pretty solid show, takes perfect twist and turns to keep you guessing

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