Day: 22/07/2014

05 “Put the Damage On” (Defiance season 2)[SPOILERS]


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After a somewhat wooden opening episode, I have to say that the second season of Defiance has been pretty strong. A format has emerged whereby a central “investigation” forms the vessel for explorations of the social issues in the occupied town. It’s pretty effective general method.

But what is┬ámaking this shine really comes down to the writing. There are so many easy traps into which it could have fallen, the most notable to me being launching immediately into a resistance story. That hasn’t happened, instead we’ve seen a subtle raising of tensions, played out by strong cast of characters.

And, of course, the odd dollop of what the hell.

Read on…