Season 1 of “Voltron: Legendary Defender” surpassed any expectations I had. Rarely is a remake of a classic better than the original source material, but the new series kept the essence of the original show, while also tweaking a few things along the way. The end result? The new Voltron improved on EVERYTHING that had come before.
Not surprisingly, Legendary Defender was a big hit for Netflix, not only with old fans like me, but with new ones as well.
For the first time in Voltron history, we got character development. The humor, was actually funny and not forces. And throughout the entire season, you didn’t know if any of the main characters would survive or not.
The first season hinted that this new universe was more complex than anything we’d seen before, and producers were not kidding. Season 2 of “Voltron: Legendary Defender” threw everything at us: We learn that the war against Zarkon is universe-wide.
New allies are introduced this season, and new alien worlds are explored (including a very cool mermaid type world). There’s even a jail break episode that’s funnier than you’d expect. And the lions we though we knew… well, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
In season 2, each Paladin is given the chance to grow, as a person and as a Paladin. Each member finds a way to strengthening his or her bond with their Lion which means unlocking a new ability. Along the way, the team discover something about themselves. I won’t spoil more than that, but it was pretty cool to see these events unfold over the course of the season, especially in Keith’s case. Let’s just say there is more than meets the eye when it comes to Keith.
Allura and Coran are back as well. Allura still serving as pilot of the castle and guide to the Voltron team. But in season 2 we learn she’s far from perfect. This season brough to light her prejudice of those who destroyed her world, which is why she’s reluctant in accepting help from the Blade of Marmora. But just like the Paladins, she too grows this season when she learns that not everything is black and white. She even gets a couple of moments to be girly, and later on she more than proves herself by kicking ass alongside some new allies.
Coran is still the comic relief, but he’s the perfect choice for that role. What he does best is breaking up the heavier moments of season 2 especially in the second hald when things look the bleakest. But there are also a couple of episodes that play like sitcoms: the trip to a space mall, for instance, which is possibly the funniest episode of the entire series. One of my favorite Coran moments this season was in the time loop episode where he gets younger each time they cross a wormhole. The funny thing is, no matter what age he gets, he still has the mustache.
“Voltron: Legendary Defender season 2” has everything that made its first season such a blast and more. But now the scope of the series expanding, and the stories are far more complex than anything we saw in the original tv show. There is no question in my mind that this series deserves a season 3.
You hear that Netflix? I WANT A SEASON 3!!
“Voltron: Legendary Defender” season 2 score: A
“Voltron: Legendary Defender” season 1 and 2 are both available to stream on Netflix.