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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