Surprisingly, not too long after the first season of the show we’re greeted with a second one. This is however a far shorter season, with more random episodes. There seems to be less of an overall narrative here, and a scrambling of random episodes that somewhat go together. It feels like a gap selection of extra time to extend development on the core team, and its members. That’s not to say that the story isn’t great here, or that it doesn’t move things forward.
Just that it seems to have halted the faster previous pacing for something that brings a different approach. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power season 2 only delivers seven episodes this time around and I really did want more as it didn’t last very long. For context, this take on the character really does mix things up with a more modern attitude. It’s very appropriate for any type of audience, and does actually carry some interesting political concepts in the background as these leaders have come together to unite against a common enemy.
That’s less present here as the team is established, but we get to learn more about them and see the group in action. There are also more teases in regards to the ancient technology, and that there’s something else sinister going on in the background of this war.
This is of course an animated Netflix Original series and that style from the first season has been carried over here. It looks generally fine, using a bright array of colors. I didn’t feel that the locations they visited were quite as interesting as in the first season, but still some neat locations.
It mostly felt as though these were a selection of hold over episodes until they can get something meatier out there. I quite enjoy the series, so I would have almost preferred to wait until something fuller was available. They set up some new back story type elements and focused on filling out the characters that we are now more familiar with.
You get hints towards some greater evil, while also learning a tad more about the history of the great rebellion that had taken place previously. There’s certainly more confidence within the characters and it was funny seeing the new training for Adora’s (Aimee Carrero) powerful sword taking place. The noble steed was also given more time, a fun character.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Season 2 is still great, but cut down considerably from the first season. First off, there’s just less of it and secondly the episodes felt more standalone in nature. It actually seemed like the villains were the only side that had a structured narrative that contributed to the overall story, at least from their perspective. For the princesses and friends, it was more about learning how to work in order to deal with things.
To build on that, it actually seemed like you’re jumping into a squad that has become more comfortable with each other, and are now trying to harness that. I didn’t feel that this second season took the series to new heights, it did provide some fun extra new content to enjoy I look forward to see more of it in the future.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Season 2 Review at Home with Streamed Viewing
Screening was Provided by Netflix