A Review of the First Two Episodes Of 'The Orville' Season 2
'The Orville' Is Awesome!
To those of you who don't already know, 'The Orville' is a new science fiction television series that is already loved by fans and watched by millions of viewers. The first season blew me away! Watching the first season made me wonder why Seth Macfarlane wasn't placed at the head of the newest 'Star Trek' series. 'The Orville' feels to me like a bolder version of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'. The new science fiction series includes the works of famous actors, such as the voice talents of Norm Macdonald! Fortunately, Norm Macdonald has come back for season 2 of the show. Seth has returned as well for the much desired second season! 'The Orville' is fantastic to watch, even without sound. Of course, I never would plan to view the show without sound, but the point is that the visual appearance of the series is great. The special effects are wonderful and extraordinary!
Well, we both know we're good at our jobs. And yet, we also seem to be the only two people who are haunted by this little voice that's always whispering that we don't really deserve to be here. And we're both alcoholics.— Episode 1: 'Ja'loja'
The First Episode
The first episode of season 2, titled 'Ja'loja' was not the best episode in the show's history. That being stated, I'd still prefer to watch it than most modern television. Still, it seemed a bit lacking for a series of this caliber. Nevertheless, it is a good episode to bring viewers back into the mood and the atmosphere of 'The Orville'. The acting persists to be terrific by long time actors like Seth. Peter Macon, who plays the character Lieutenant Commander Bortus, also does a fantastic job.
Did you watch the first season of 'The Orville'?
I can't state that every acted scene is perfect, but sometimes some lack does add to the overall charm of the show. The variation in character personalities continues to be something that is extraordinarily good for 2019 television. Not all of the characters are completely unique in their personalities, but the development of each person's identity as an individual is incredibly well done in comparison to most works of the era of moving pictures. I was a little sad not to note the voice acting skills of Norm Macdonald in this first episode, but don't worry; he is still involved in this season! The initial episode serves great as a reintroduction to the show. And, as that is what is intended to do, I cannot fault it for that.
The Second Episode
This is by far one of the best episodes of any show I have seen in a long time; it may be one of the greatest television episodes I have ever seen in 28 years of life! That is not an exaggeration; this episode was amazing, bizarre, and hilarious. Even an hour of this may not have been enough.
Whereas many of the episodes of the first season of 'The Orville' were fun for their scientific and philosophic ponderings, this episode was incredible on so many levels. By the way, this second episode is called 'Primal Urges'. Let that sink in. Can you guess what the episode is about? It's a pretty crazy one, and I love it so much. Not only is this episode funny, but the story here is very well written and performed. I admire Peter Macon's acting skills, and Seth MacFarlane's ability to do far above average while working in scifi. I will not give too many spoilers, and perhaps you will be as shocked as I was!
The penchant for biological lifeforms to anthropomorphize inanimate objects is irrational. I am quite certain the planet is unaware of its solitary status.— Episode 2: 'Primal Urges'
The first two episodes of the new season definitely deserve five stars! Perhaps some of you will think that I am being too generous here with my ratings, but I honestly feel as though 'The Orville' has been doing great! I hope that this show continues to surprise and to enchant us, the audience. What do you all think? Do you agree with me? Disagree with me? Have you seen any episodes of the show? Please let me know in the comments below so we can start a conversation!
© 2019 Alexander James Guckenberger