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Netflix’s BONDING Season 2 Parents Guide Review

Netflix’s Bonding Season 2 is not as “dominating” as season 1 but is filled with more heart and emotions. Check out all the details in my parents guide series review.

Bonding Season 2 parents guide

Unlike other streaming services like DisneyPlus, which have promised to produce content in the PG-13 rating and below, Netflix is able to explore more riskier content, which is evident in their series Bonding. The first season dropped on Netflix two years ago, and faced some backlash from the BDSM community. Now with season 2 out, the show takes a different approach. Check out all the details in my parents guide series review.

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Bonding Season 2 Parents Guide

Bonding Season 2 picks up pretty much where season 1 left off. In season 1 Tiff (Zoe Levin) and Pete (Brendan Scannell ) were banned from all dungeons and found themselves at the mercy of Mistress Mira’s (Nana Mensah) popular destination. And while Tiff was in school in the first season, this season they were all forced to attend “Domanatrix” school. As Tiff is becoming more serious as a Dom, this season we see Pete pursuing his comedy career and using the “Dom” spin for a laugh, which causes some strife in their friendship.

Bonding Season 2 parents guide

Bonding Season 2 Age Appropriate

Lets take a look at what parents need to know about Netflix’s Bonding Season 2.

Language: The series contains some very harsh language, with words like the F-word, the S-word, ass, c*m, J*zz and other sexual related words used throughout every episode.

Sexual Content/Nudity: If you are unaware of what this show is about, let me inform you, it is literally about a Dominatrix and their sexual “Submissives.”  So expected plenty of nudity, strap-ons being shown with the full “penis” shots on the strap-on shown. bondage sex, sex scenes, discussions of abortions, and much much more.

Overall Thoughts

Bonding creator Rightor Doyle was actually an assistant/bodyguard to a dominatrix (sound familar?) and used these experiences to create the comedy series which parallel the story of Tiff and Pete. And as stated earlier, this “comic” approach Doyle took in season 1 received much backlash from the BDSM community. Going into season 2 Doyle hired Olivia Troy, “a BDSM professional, writer, producer, intimacy coordinator and the founder of Reps On Set, a production consultancy dedicated to the responsible representation of underrepresented stories.” So, it is no surprise season 2 has a very different “feel” to it and where we saw more comedy in season 1, this season is filled with more emotional with heartfelt stories.

In my opinion, this change in Bonding season 2 worked and didn’t work. Tiff’s character arc was an emotional one where she is dealing with her resistance to love and this self awareness really brought a more genuineness to her character. On the other hand as Pete continues to use his domanatrix experiences to benefit his comedy career, his character begins to be perceived as an a-hole, and causes strife in his friendship with Tiff. It was the light-heartedness and funny quips between Tiff and Pete in season 1 that was part of the charm of the series and with that gone this time around, something always felt “missing.”

If you are a fan of season 1, you may feel a bit disappointed this time around but I wouldn’t let that deter you from watching season 2. This season contains 8 episodes and with each episode being less than 20 minutes long, it’s a quick binge contains more understanding and respect for the BDSM community.  And with the way season 2 ended, I am really interested to see where they go in season 3!

Bonding Season 2 parents guide