THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT: SEASON TWO
Starring: Kaley Cuoco, Zosia Mamet, Rosie Perez, Deniz Akdeniz, Mo McRae, Callie Hernandez, Joseph Julian Soria, and Cheryl Hines
Creator: Steve Yockey
The first season of The Flight Attendant, which was originally billed as a limited series if you recall, was a pulpy, fun ride that featured a great performance from Kaley Cuoco. However, for the forced, money-grab of a second season, it seems the showrunners’ only idea was simply “more Cuoco,” literally. She often has conversations with multiple versions of herself, and I gotta tell you, they are among the most annoyingly manic sequences I’ve ever seen. The mystery this season is super convoluted too, which means none of it is very interesting. Or maybe it’s just overshadowed by how irritating and dumb almost everyone is.
Even though Kaley Cuoco is once again incredible in the lead role, the second season of The Flight Attendant is a turbulent ride. When it gets down to earth and focuses on Cassie (Cuoco), it’s actually really compelling; However, the international espionage and internal monologue aspects caused me to mentally check out. The series is entertaining and poppy, so I had no issue returning every week (Zosia Mamet as Annie is particularly underrated). But it feels like the writers took ideas that worked in the first season and stretched them a little too far this time around.