TV Review: Snowpiercer S2 (2020) Episode 1

Sean Bean manages to be both menacing and charming and I am so glad to be back in this world again.  Even if it took a while to find my feet again.

Certificate: 15

Director: Christoph Schrewe

Screenwriter: Josh Friedman, Graeme Manson

Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Sean Bean

Genre: Sci Fi, Drama

Runtime: 60 Minutes

Rating: 3.5 Stars

Reviewed by: Pearl

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Picking up immediately after season 1 left off, Big Alice, the supply train run by Mr Wilford has attached itself to the tail of Snowpiercer, stopped dead in the middle of the frozen wasteland, temperature rapidly dropping, with Melanie trapped outside.  After a brief negotiation, the train starts running again, but with tempers running high, and everyone exhausted from the recent fight for democracy, Layton finds himself once more handling a situation that could go south very quickly.  While onboard Big Alice Mel comes face to face to Mr Wilford and reunites with her daughter.

There really was not a big fuss made about the release of this second season.  I would not have even known about it had I not been looking through Netflix ‘Coming Soon.’  Which is a real shame because I was a big fan of the first season and am equally as excited to see where the story will go in this second season. 

This episode though is mostly just setting our scene.  Introducing us to new characters and putting all the players in the right places.  There is not much in the way of plot going on here.  A brief introduction to the illusive Mr Wilford, played both Menacingly and charmingly by the ever brilliant Sean Bean.  It is clear he is going to be an antagonist for the majority of this season, so I am interested to see more and learn more about this character, and perhaps see some more of the backstory behind the relationship he has with Mel.

The literal stop/start nature of this episode meant it felt a little repetitive, but for a season opener, I think this did pretty well.  It has me intrigued and excited for the upcoming season. Season 1 of Snowpiercer

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