THE MOSQUITO COAST: SEASON TWO
Starring: Justin Theroux, Melissa George, Logan Polish, Gabriel Bateman, Ian Hart, Ariyon Bakare, and Natalia Cordova-Buckley
Creators: Neil Cross and Tom Bissell
After a first season that was a tense story about a family on the run for mysterious reasons, The Mosquito Coast’s second season goes off the rails. For one, they mostly sideline Justin Theroux, who was easily the most compelling part of Season One. Second, they focus more on his character’s family, especially the kids, which has been the downfall of many a show better than this one. Lastly, and probably most importantly, it seems the writers didn’t really know where to go next, so they slowed the pace and threw everything at the wall to see what stuck. Sadly, not much of anything did.