The Flight Attendant Season 2 tries to recreate the magic of Season 1, but fails miserably. Check out the details in my parents guide review.
HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant season 2 dropped its first couple of episodes on the streaming service last week. The sequel revisits Cassie, played by Kaley Cuoco, who constantly finds herself in situations that make her a suspect to government agencies as she travels the world as a flight attendant.Season one was a huge success with audiences, but will the sequel be able to stand up to its predecessor? Check out the details in my parents guide review.
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The Flight Attendant Season 2 Parents Guide
The Flight Attendant season 2 finds Cassie Bowden (Kaley Cuoco) living her best sober life in Los Angeles while moonlighting as a CIA asset in her spare time. But when an overseas assignment leads her to inadvertently witness a murder, she becomes entangled in another international intrigue.
The Flight Attendant Season 2 Age Appropriate Parents Guide
Let’s take a look at what parents need to know before letting their kids watch The Flight Attendant Season 2.
Language: The Flight Attendant Season 2 contains extremely strong language, with profanity used throughout. Lookout words include: man, many uses of f*ck, a**, d*ck, boner, d*mn, and more.
Mature Content: The series contains many mature themes that include sex and violence. There is one sex scene where a couple is engaged in sex and a shot of the female’s bare bottom is shown. There are also many violent sequences that include guns, characters being murdered, cars exploding, and more. Characters consume alcohol and use drugs in the series.
**Disclaimer: This review was given after viewing the first two episodes of the series.
The Flight Attendant season 2 picks up a year after we last saw Cassie Bowden, and we see she has begun to get her life together. She has moved into a new home, settled down with a great guy, and even gotten sober, regularly attending AA meetings. Last season ended with Cassie agreeing to work as a CIA agent, which we see her doing in action during the first episode of the new season. However, the show doesn’t seem to work without the messiness that is Cassie’s life, so quickly things begin to unravel.
The best thing about The Flight Attendant season 2, and even the previous season, is Kaley Cuoco in the lead role. Cuoco is probably best known for her role in the Big Bang Theory as the not-so-bright, blonde, next-door neighbor, Penny. She brings her comedic skills, along with her perplexity about trouble, to the flight attendant role. Cuomo’s character, Cassie, who can never seem to avoid trouble, could easily frustrate and lose viewership, yet it is due to Cuomo’s ability to connect with audiences that keeps viewers invested in her character and rooting for her, despite her tendency to always make bad decisions.
The biggest issue in The Flight Attendant season 2 is the writing itself. At times, the series feels like a dark comedy, other times it feels like a drama, and this season, in particular, feels like a thriller. This constant shift in tones throughout the show makes the overall viewing experience feel discombobulated. Along with the whole CIA element this season, it just didn’t work overall. It may be the fact that this season had mighty big shoes to fill, and while the writers seemed to stuff this season with the mystery/murder elements that worked last, it just feels forced. Perhaps this season is just off to a bumpy start and it will pick up as the series progresses, but so far, it is off to a very slow takeoff.