Britannia season 2 is finally over. Praise the Lord.
As predicted last week, this episode was a complete waste of time. But it wasn’t just a regular waste of time, which the show in general has been, it was the kind of waste of time that made everything else look worse in comparison.
Like, what was even the point of the season? Can someone explain it to me? Because I’m not sure the show knows.
If I had to tell you one positive about Britannia, under duress, I’d probably say that visually, the show is outstanding. It looks like an expensive show, and I never have absolutely anything to complain about visually, even in the dark scenes, which they somehow manage to light better than, ahem, other shows.
But that’s about all the positives I’ve got.
Almost nothing happened this season, and almost nothing happened in the finale, other than the lackluster showdown between Veran and Harka, which absolutely no one cared about, despite the fact that MacKenzie Crook was the most interesting part of the show in season 1, and which ended up playing out in a way that made everything else feel kinda pointless, in retrospect.
Harka spent the entire season creating chaos, disrupting his brother’s plans. The big bad, if you will. And then …after all of that, he went out super easily. So easily that I literally just sat there and went …I watched ten episodes for THAT?
So a terrible season ends in the most terrible way possible, by ripping away what little stakes this season had managed. The show has been renewed for a season 3, but at this point, who knows what they could do then – or when the pandemic will allow that to be filmed. But I’m not exactly holding my breath for more.
In fact, I look forward to putting this show out of sight, out of mind, for good.
Goodbye, Britannia. I will not miss you.
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Britannia airs Sundays at 9/8c on Epix.
These reviews are terrible. Why not have someone who actually enjoys the show write? The show is actually incredibly creative; maybe you just don’t get it, Lisette?
Hi! I’m Lissete, and I assume this comment is directed at me. First of all I’d like to thank you for reading and commenting, Fey. I appreciate it. I find different opinions illuminating, which doesn’t seem to be the case for you. I’m sorry it is not so.
Maybe I just don’t get it, yes. It’s always entirely possible. As for the reviews, I signed up for the show before it premiered and I had no idea if I’d like it or not, but I don’t like to quit on shows mid-way, so alas, you were all stuck with me. If opinions that aren’t favorable to things you like upset you, maybe it’d be better to not read them?
Anyway, glad you enjoyed it! It always makes me happy to see a different perspective on things. Perhaps next time you could elaborate more on what I didn’t get and what you enjoyed instead of trying for veiled insults?
I gotta admit I had similar thoughts about this while reading some of these reviews. It was kind of hard at first even finding reviews or recaps for the episodes of this show. And alas a lot of the sites that did actually cover the first season, did not cover the second one. But I have another observation (I guess I will call it) Some of the reviews on this site are really similarly worded to reviews on another site, but just a lot shorter. Also some of the notes/ideas/observations about different parts of episodes being so similar is kind of weird. And in the interest of trying to “elaborate more” If I could offer some constructive criticism,
** There are reviews for each episode but in a lot of them most of the commentary is about previous episodes. I recall reading one that literally only had 1 sentence about the actual episode and the rest of it was about previous episodes and restating how bad the series is/was. Also the only sentence that was actually about the episode was about how very little happened in the episode (AND very was misspelled in the sentence)
** Even if completing the episode reviews was to “not quit” something that was signed up for, it could be suggested that writing 10 “reviews” only about how bad the show was seems kind of like quitting anyway. And I hope this isn’t seen as a “veiled insult” because it is not meant to be veiled. And it is also not meant to be insulting. It is just my honest opinion about the writing in these reviews.
I appreciate your comment! (Could have done without the suggestion of …plagiarism? but I guess we can’t win them all). Super happy to see my reviews left you feeling things. That’s more than the show did for me, so I’ll take the win.
I never mentioned my feelings however if you feel that my leaving a comment is a win, you’re welcome I guess. You truly are an internal optimist 🙂 It’s a beautiful quality. I