The Orville Season 2 returned last week let’s review how that return went.
I was somewhat sceptical and excited when I first heard Seth McFarlane was releasing a sci-fi adventure. Let’s be honest I’ve never recovered from Firefly being cancelled. So to watch Seth McFarlane, with the credits of Family Guy, American Dad, and Ted to name a few, potentially crash and burn in the sci-fi genre could have been very painful.
Everyone expected it to be funny, and I hoped he could bring some of the serious undertones he’d previously written to the script of The Orville, and thankfully season one didn’t disappoint.
The Orville Season 2 returned last week in the UK with the usual thoughts of ‘how did season one end?’, but it wasn’t a show that ended with a cliffhanger – I do wonder if it’s because they weren’t sure if there was going to be a season 2. The return was as entertaining as always although I am getting a little tired of the Ed and Kelly ‘relationship’. I’m not at all invested in them being together and think they’d be such a dysfunctional disaster if they did get back together. I wish they’d stop trying to force the point.
I love the comedy and Lt. Gordon Mallory brings so much of that, although I do miss him and Lt. Cmdr. John LaMarr sparring off each other not that LaMarr has been promoted I hope they bring someone in for Mallory to spar with on the deck. Bortus and Isaac continued to bring their comedy with missing the point and not understanding the ‘human’ ways.
I absolutely love the fact the medical team is lead by a single mother, Dr Clair Finn, it’s a huge step forward to have a career woman placed as a single mother, although she does seem to be developing some sort of weird crush on Isaac – which will be curious to watch.
Overall it seemed a steady return and with 14 episodes planned I’m curious to see where it goes.
The Orville is an easy and comedic watch something which can be lacking from shows these days.