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‘My Dad the Bounty Hunter’ Season 2 Netflix Review - Cosmic Crisis and Hilarity Collide

The show follows Terry’s family as they embark on a galaxy-spanning quest to rescue him after he’s abducted by an alien.

Anjali Sharma - Thu, 17 Aug 2023 20:30:50 +0100 2257 Views
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Buckle up, space adventurers and couch potatoes alike, because "My Dad the Bounty Hunter" is back with a cosmic bang in its second season, hurtling us through an intergalactic rollercoaster of emotions and escapades. Strap in as we embark on a mission to dissect the highs and lows of this animated marvel that's been firing up screens since its debut.


Diving into Season 2, it's clear that creators Everett Downing Jr. and Patrick Harpin have uncaged their imagination yet again. Terry, our rugged and razor-sharp protagonist, finds himself abducted by an otherworldly creature – a twist that propels the plot into a frenzy. But don't pack your bags for the cosmos just yet, as it's Tess and the kids who must now flex their muscles in the bounty-hunting arena. This isn't just about rescuing dear ol' Dad; it's about the complexities of kinship and the resonance of emotions left unsaid. Like stardust scattered across the universe, the narrative takes unexpected turns, melding humor and heart with a dash of peril.


Speaking of humor, the show retains its knack for tickling your funny bone, delivering punchlines as swiftly as Terry wields his blaster. Yet, it's not all chuckles and quips. Season 2 delves into the profound, tackling the gravitational pull of capitalism and the gravitational bonds of familial love. A delicate dance between laughter and gravity, the show's tonal balance deserves applause.


Now, if you're a die-hard animation aficionado, you might find yourself a tad disappointed. While the visuals have a certain charm, they occasionally stumble, falling short of the mind-boggling spectacles we've grown accustomed to in this era of CGI wizardry. It's like finding an alluring nebula, only to realize it's a mere holographic projection. But hey, let's cut some slack – we're here for the narrative supernova, not pixel perfection.


As our protagonist's rocket across galaxies, they're joined by an ensemble cast that could rival a constellation chart. Laz Alonso's Terry still oozes that rugged charisma, while Yvonne Orji's Tess has you rooting for her resilient spirit. Priah Ferguson, JeCobi Swain, and the rest of the cosmic crew round out the cast, each star adding its unique glow to the constellation. And let's not forget the cherry on top – the infectious theme song belted out by Redman, instantly etching itself into your brain like a lyrical tattoo.


Let's veer into murkier asteroid belts for a moment. "My Dad the Bounty Hunter" does stumble across a few space rocks on its journey. For one, the show occasionally grazes against the jagged terrain of negative connotations tied to bounty hunting. While the creators deserve credit for attempting to navigate this ethically tricky terrain, it's hard to entirely scrub away the tarnish. Furthermore, at times, the show teeters dangerously close to becoming an overplayed opera of clichés, and one might find themselves rolling eyes instead of dodging laser beams.


Now, let's address the T-Rex in the spaceship: I'm not exactly the show's prime target. The gravitational pull of my preferences tends to lean away from animated escapades. But even an interstellar skeptic like myself can't deny the gravitational force of "My Dad the Bounty Hunter." It's like stumbling upon a new galaxy – unfamiliar, but strangely alluring.


In conclusion, Season 2 of "My Dad the Bounty Hunter" is a starship loaded with adventure, soaring through a universe of humor, heart, and cosmic conundrums. It dares to be different, fusing originality with nods to cinematic brilliance. While the animation might occasionally sputter like a malfunctioning hyperdrive, the core of the show pulsates with enough energy to power a supernova. So, even if you're not entirely sold on animated escapades, take a leap – or rather, a warp jump – into this celestial odyssey. It might just snag your heart faster than Terry snags his bounties.


Final Score- [6/10]
Reviewed by - Anjali Sharma
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Publisher at Midgard Times

 

 

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