Thanks to Fox Home Entertainment we saw the second season of Wayward Pines on DVD.
Season 2 feels like a weird follow-up to the superb first season. At some stages, viewers may view it as being more of a reboot than a sequel, not only due to the lack of iconic characters (such as those played by Matt Dillon and Toby Jones in Season 1), but also because aspects of the series’ mythology seems to have been forgotten. This time around, the series seems to focus on a type of civil war dominated by “the first generation”.
Despite the risky move of taking the show in a different direction, the series still manages to entertain and intrigue, especially when the abbies take a more central role, unleashing some good gory sequences. Moreover, Jason Patrick’s character, Dr. Theo Yedlin, adds a new dimension that forces the show to be more involved with the residents of Wayward Pines coexistence and survival than the town’s secrets. This may disappoint fans who felt that Season 1 could have been the beginning of a new obsession to fill the emptiness left by TV hits like “Lost”.
Overall, Wayward Pines Season 2 leaves a bitter taste: it feels like a rushed follow-up, far from the rollercoaster of enigmas and plot twists that characterised Season 1.
Wayward Pines Season 2 is available now!