Wayward Pines: Season 2 Reviews

June 14, 2018
The second season is more a matter of life or death as the stakes grow higher and the original intrigue becomes less important.
May 26, 2016
Wayward Pines may not be the most unique show on television, but it can be a fun way to spend an hour when the series isn't taking itself too seriously.
May 26, 2016
While the new main character Theo isn't that interesting, the trajectory of the characters we know and where the story is headed certainly are.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 26, 2016
The series launches right into its new direction with confidence, but it's an awfully somber tone being set.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 26, 2016
The world left behind is still uniquely appealing and ambitiously high concept: a small town held captive by sinister, self-righteous, fascist teens called the First Generation and encircled by a goblin-infested hellscape? Yes, sign me up please.
May 25, 2016
Instead of a weird mystery tension... it's quite dull and repetitive.
May 25, 2016
This may as well be a CW show like The 100 because the show is now only about trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world where there are things and people always trying to kill you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
May 25, 2016
A second-season seemed like a good idea. But, like Showtime's The Affair, Wayward - based on the novels by Blake Crouch - was meant to be one-season show.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 25, 2016
Season 1 was, at best, a guilty pleasure with a weak ending. Now, you almost feel bad for the series in its second season, limping along, trying to rebuild from what little was left.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 24, 2016
I was willing to give Wayward Pines a chance to justify a second season. It simply doesn't do so.
May 24, 2016
There are definitely more abbies in the second season, but if what you liked about the first was the insidious unknown, that's gone with little to replace it.
May 23, 2016
Continuing the first season's willingness to sacrifice big names for the sake of keeping viewers off balance, season two introduces and dismisses characters with ruthless glee. Surprising exits and reappearances abound.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 23, 2016
The exposition-heavy season premiere violates the first rule of good writing - show, don't tell - but even with all of the chatter about the past, some viewers will still find this new iteration of Wayward Pines pretty confusing.
May 17, 2016
Dramatically limp and uncharacteristically dull, Wayward Pines' unexpected return is what fans feared: an unnecessary redux whose own pointlessness is drilled home by one repetitive story turn after another.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10