This is a Netflix Original animated series that follows two kids as they uncover a secret world. A society of individuals that work for the local game store, but actually are agents that get sent out to deal with video game glitches. These glitches manifest themselves as real monstrous entities and the kids need to work together in order to catch them.
This second season builds upon the first, but doesn’t necessarily have an overall arc. There’s a ton of world building present, and it really digs in deep with expanding the scope of the series. This in turn provides some interesting episodes, but not ones with a narrative structure that really feels as though it’s working towards some conclusion. The first season had a bit an abrupt feeling to it, and this one just really continuously branches out. It definitely sets up some neat dynamics, and I thought that was fun.
At the same time, it leaves a lot of dangling narrative points while perhaps not having enough of a central story focus. I understand the noted target audience, but it still is nice to have something feel more focused when it comes to the story. I do like the addition of new characters here, and the push to have the secondary individuals become more central to the plot.
They definitely provide some great action here and take it to the next level when it comes to some of the situations. It dives into the history of the duo’s main nemesis while also setting up further conflicts within the tech teams. I did find the rehash episode to be a bit lazy despite having an interesting premise to it. I felt the season could have done without that one to make the pacing tighter.
I was once again rather impressed by the visual style of this show, it was sleek and very aesthetically pleasing. The action looked great throughout and each scene felt dynamic with some sense of scale to it. There was a good balance here for that. Some mega large landscapes, and some smaller more intimate sections. It captured the essence of the obvious games that were inspiring it and made them something unique once again. It’s got an interesting core cast, and some fun extra additions that have a far better presence this time.
I was pleasantly surprised by it, and also thought the voice work was solid. This is definitely a series for the younger folks of today. At the same time, I didn’t mind it either as it was one of the few works based on games that actually seemed to get it. With that, it also taught some lessons about growth and each episode aimed to have something unique to discuss sneakily in the background of the duo’s catching.
Glitch Techs Season 2 is a solid follow-up to the first season, while having episodes that are slightly more random in terms of a narrative structure. It was still highly entertaining, and filled with fun games references. It definitely has an interesting concept to it, and hopefully they build it further as I think there’s some real potential with this one going forward.
I just hope there’s more of a closed story structure instead of it just becoming more random as time goes on. I think they can definitely have fun, while also telling something that doesn’t become too bloated with events and characters.
I just generally get worried about series with the structuring of Netflix these days, as I do enjoy this one and would like to have some set points where it could end naturally and in a satisfying way if that does happen. Regardless, I quite enjoyed this season. It was fun, had some neat moments and great references to gaming. They even get a tad more technical in scenes which was funny to see. Definitely an enjoyable show, and great for the younger audience.
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