YELLOWJACKETS: SEASON TWO
Starring: Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Sophie Nélisse, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sophie Thatcher, Samantha Hanratty, Steven Krueger, Warren Kole, Christina Ricci, Juliette Lewis, Courtney Eaton, Liv Hewson, Kevin Alves, Simone Kessell, Lauren Ambrose, and Elijah Wood
Creators: Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson
Season Two of Yellowjackets has lost some steam after such a spectacular first season, mostly by lacking the mystery that Season One told so well. At this point, I’m left much more invested in the teens’ storyline since that is where the power of the show is truly held. That said, even though this season ends with a thud, absent a real cliffhanger for our adult Yellowjackets, it doesn’t take away from the fact that Yellowjackets continues to be an intriguing show that flip-flops between past to present storylines. There is also no denying that the stacked, female-led cast all continue to deliver magnificent performances.
Yellowjackets’ second season proves that, sometimes, more isn’t always better. The first season's high-octane insanity served the more contained narrative well, whereas here, it feels just a tad off-the-walls. The series is simply juggling too much. The younger Yellowjackets’ plotline remains the juice of the show, but the adult Yellowjackets’ story has lost me. That said, it’s mysterious when it wants to be, thrilling when it needs to be, and all-in-all, entertaining throughout; that ensemble can’t get any better either, so it’s still a worthwhile season of television, nonetheless.