GANGS OF LONDON: SEASON TWO
Starring: Sope Dirisu, Lucian Msamati, Michelle Fairley, Brian Vernel, Valene Kane, Paapa Essiedu, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Asif Raza Mir, Orli Shuka, Narges Rashidi, Waleed Zuaiter, Jahz Armando, Fady Elsayed, Salem Kali, and Aymen Hamdouchi
Creators: Gareth Evans and Matt Flannery
Be it the almost three-year hiatus or that show creator Gareth Evans took a step back this season, Gangs of London’s second offering isn’t quite as strong as its first. The great acting and extremely violent action scenes are still present, but the story is kind of a bore. I often found myself just waiting for the next bloody fight scene or exhilarating shootout. Thankfully, there are plenty of those sequences, so I was never waiting long, but biding time between moments of explosiveness isn’t as fun as becoming engrossed in the story at hand. I’ll be back for Season Three, albeit with a short leash.