**This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!**
Light as a feather, stiff as a board.
Light as a feather, stiff as a board.
Your favorite deadly slumber party game is back! After airing the first 8 episodes of season 2 back in July 2019, Hulu has released part 2 of the season as of October 4th 2019. Episodes 9-16 are all currently available to stream.
The show stars Liana Liberato, Haley Ramm, Brianne Tju, and Jordan Rodrigues and follows a group of friends who play a deadly game of Light as a Feather, which predicts exactly how they will die, targeting them one by one. After a slightly disappointing start to season 2, I was worried about the second half of the season. Did it live up to the bone-chilling moments in season 1 or did it fizzle out for good? Let’s find out!
The performances of Haley Ramm (Violet), Liana Liberato (McKenna), and Brianne Tju (Alex).
Again, I have to give it up to this trio. Some of the characters on this show seem filler, but these three ladies held my attention the entire time. I love that they all didn’t start out as friends and their bond becomes stronger when they are all linked together by this curse, but the dynamic between them is fantastic and they really elevate the show.
The skin crawling moments are back!
Season 1 gave me some nightmares for sure, as some moments were genuinely shocking and hard to watch. These moments really gave a show that is mostly dipped in bubble gum pop horror a chance to be a little bit darker and I was disappointed when this fizzled out in the first half of season 2. However, the second half of the season delivered with this, giving us several moments that will really make you cringe and then some!
We all know the game and I knew it would be hard to keep the show fresh and interesting, but I thought the second half of season 2 did a good job of keeping us on our toes. The twists worked for the most part and they kept me guessing up until the end.
Channeling too much Lifetime…
So, this show has had a lot of teenage drama since the start and that’s not necessarily a bad thing if you are used to shows like Pretty Little Liars and Riverdale. I didn’t even really mind the will-they-won’t-they love triangle and I appreciated the LGBTQ relationship, but there were some moments that just felt like a failed attempt to throw in some fatal attraction psycho components, which weren’t really needed in my opinion.
Some really obvious moments.
I don’t know what it was, but there were just some moments that had that hit you over the head feel that undermined the show slightly. For example, (hey, here’s a bottle of pills…he must have taken these). I don’t expect everything to be a major twist, but I do want it to be believable as well. This didn’t happen all the time, but I did notice it more than I did in the first season.
So am I in or out?
I’m back in! Even though I had some issues with the season overall, I still enjoyed the watch. The short episodes really helped move the binge-watching along and it’s just one of those shows that you can really enjoy especially around Halloween, so I have to give it up to Hulu for perfect timing.
Overall, I think this series is a lot of fun and it really gives you a lot of nostalgia for 90’s movies like The Craft and I Know What You Did Last Summer. Sure, there is a lot of teenage drama mixed in, but the skin crawling moments really helped push this one over to the darker side for me. There is no word yet on a season 3, but I’m not sure that we necessarily need one, although there is always something left open at the end…
Enjoy the watch and perhaps you may want to re-consider any slumber party games in the future…
I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Light as a Feather in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
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