Netflix’s Barbarians Season 2 returns with more blood-thrist, epic battles, and betrayal. Check out the details in my parents guide review.
Netflix’s Barbarians season 2 drops on the streaming service tomorrow, October 21st. The series brings back Jeanne Goursaud, Laurence Rupp, and David Schutter as the historical characters Thusnelda, Arinius, and Folkwin. The German TV series is presented in its native German but dubbed into English for viewing on Netflix. Based on the historical events of the famous Teutoburg Forest battle and its after effects, this series will intrigue audiences who are fans of these historical period pieces. Check out the details in my parents guide review.
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Barbarians Season 2 Parents Guide
In Netflix’s Barbarians season 2: One year after the Varus Battle the Roman troops have returned to Germania, stronger than ever, and Ari is confronted with his Roman past once more. His brother has joined the Roman side in order to punish Ari for his betrayal of Rome. While Thusnelda and Ari join forces to unite the tribes against Rome, Folkwin ominously challenges the gods.
Barbarians Season 2 Age Appropriate Parents Guide
Let’s take a look a what parents need to know before letting their kids watch Netflix’s Barbarians season 2.
Language: Barbarians season 2 has some strong language that is used throughout the series. Lookout words include: a**h*le, sh*t, wh*re, and d*mn.
Violence: The biggest worry for parents in the series is the violence it contains. Characters are shown in hand-to-hand combat, being beaten, slashed, stabbed, killed, captured, and whipped. Battle scenes are very graphic, bloody, and gory. The series continues to stay true to the battles of the time and does not hold back on showing the graphic fighting scenes.
Sex/Nudity: Barbarians season 2 contains a couple of sex scenes, showing a married couple engaging in sexual intercourse. During these sex scenes, a female is shown partially naked with her breasts exposed.
Netflix’s Barbarians season 2 picks up a year after the events of season 1, and we get to see what has transpired since then. Much has changed, but so much still remains the same. We find Ari coming to grips with his decision to support his clan instead of Rome, Thusnelda reckoning with her choosing Ari over Folkwin, and Rome’s inevitable return after licking their wounds following the last great battle. Season 2 takes advantage of what worked for them in the first season, by continuing to deliver a dramatic story based on historical details and bloody battles of a great power against the underdogs.
Barbarians season 2 looks just as good as the first; beautifully shot (even in the dark), and thematically appropriate. Yet while the production quality of the series remains consistent and the acting is on par, this season doesn’t seem to capture your attention like the previous one. The first story arc was a doozy, and this season takes a few episodes before it really gets going. It isn’t bad, it just isn’t as interesting from the outset, and you already have opinions on the characters this time around, so the intrigue is lost. Later on, however, as it picks up steam, it shows flashes of greatness reminiscent of season one. Nothing can prepare you for what awaits the fate of our heroes, and by the end, I predict a lot of mixed reactions from audiences. One thing is for certain: this will please fans of the show, although it may take a bit of patience early on.