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I Space Forced Myself To Finish Season 2

My thoughts on Season 2 of the Netflix Original comedy show Space Force. TL;DR — unfortunately, wouldn’t reccommend.

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I love Steve Carell as much as the next person. He’s a comedic legend portraying Michael Scott from The Office, Gru from Despicable Me, Evan from Bruce Almighty, Andy from 40-Year-Old Virgin. I loved his performance as the controversial character of Mitch Kessler from The Morning Show as well. Space Force, however, doesn’t quite do the trick for me.

I was initially excited to see a few familiar faces like Lisa Kudrow from Friends, Ben Schwartz from Parks and Recreation, and Jimmy O. Yang from Silicon Valley, to name a few. While they do provide the sole entertainment and humor in the show, the rest of it seems poorly scripted. All episodes of Season 2 dropped on Netflix US on February 18th. 7 episodes went by faster than I realized because I spent every episode wondering when the story would pick up. The season begins and ends without anything too major happening.

The Premise

The show opens with Space Force on trial, to determine whether Steve Carrel’s character General Naird should remain in charge or not, and how much funding Space Force should receive, if not being permanently disbanded. He remains in charge (no surprise there) but the department faces immense budget cuts.

A few episodes go by in General Naird trying to cheer up and motivate his team to work and prove themselves. Some of the team members try looking for new jobs, pursue romantic relationships, pranking each other, among other things.

The show ends with somewhat of a cliff-hanger (no spoilers here, don’t worry!), but it is nothing too enticing that makes me count down the days to Season 3.

Would I Recommend This Show?

No, not really. It depends on what you’re looking for. It’s not quality content and you’d be better off rewatching The Office if you want some good laughs. Space Force would serve well as background noise, having your TV on while working on your laptop or scrolling through social media on your phone. I’m surprised it has a 6.7/10 IMDb and 79% Rotten Tomatoes rating… perhaps others, much like myself, are prone to enjoying a show simply because you enjoy the main character through his/her previous performances.

Thank you for reading! I’d love to hear your thoughts on this show. Follow me for more reviews, as I document my many feelings about the (far too) many TV series and movies I watch.



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Meghana Murthy

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