Spoiler-Free Review of “The Summer I Turned Pretty” Season Two on Prime Video: Summer’s Back and Just as Wonderful!

*This is a spoiler-free review for season two so feel free to read on!*

“Nothing would ever be the same again…”

The Summer I Turned Pretty season two released on Prime Video on July 14th 2023 with the first three episodes available now. There will be eight episodes in total that will air weekly. The young adult drama series (based on the novel of the same name) stars Lola Tung, Christopher Briney, Gavin Casalegno, and Jackie Chung. Each episode runs for approximately 42-48 minutes.

Summer feels different this time around for Belly after suffering a tragic loss that has severely impacted her and everyone around her. After trying to re-connect with Conrad and Jeremiah, she gets tangled in a love triangle once again that isn’t so clear cut.

Here is the trailer:

The Summer I Turned Pretty was one of my favorite series of last year, bringing us plenty of emotional moments and a real depiction of growing up that just felt effortless and moving. Does season two do enough to earn a watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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A coming-of-age series that gives you all the feels…

I love soapy teen dramas like Beverly Hills, 90210, One Tree Hill, and Melrose Place. But sometimes they can be over-the-top and really unrealistic. As much as I love them, I appreciate this series because it stays away from all of the crazy drama and focuses more on real characters who go through life-altering moments with honest reactions. It just feels fresh and organic without ever trying too hard and season two keeps that feeling going, which is important.

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A love triangle plot that doesn’t seem overdone…

Love triangles can be completely exhausting, but this series makes them feel brand new again. I love both Conrad and Jeremiah and I honestly don’t know who Belly should end up with because they both bring out different sides of her. Sure, there is melodrama between them all when things get heated, but this is the driving plot of the show and it keeps us invested during season two for sure.

The Cons:

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The flashbacks are really confusing at times.

I get that the series is trying to fill us in with what happened between last summer and this one, but the transitions don’t always work and I was often confused about where I was in the timeline. I’m hoping this improves as the episodes continue, but a lot is being jam-packed into these episodes and I want to get back to a natural sequence of events so I can appreciate everything going on more.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!!!

The summer magic is back!

I can’t wait to watch the rest of the episodes!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Summer I Turned Pretty in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

THIS COMPETITION IS KILLER…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

Scream Hunt is available here!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “The Summer I Turned Pretty” on Prime Video: Seasonal Heartfelt Treat

*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*

“This could be my summer wish…”

The Summer I Turned Pretty released on Prime Video on June 17th 2022. The young adult drama series (based on the novel of the same name) features seven episodes available to stream now. The show stars Lola Tung, Christopher Briney, Gavin Casalegno, Rachel Blanchard, and Jackie Chung. Each episode runs for approximately 45 minutes.

Belly and her mother visit their family friends every summer, but this particular summer becomes one to remember when she winds up caught in a love triangle as she tries to figure out who she is and what she truly wants in life.

Here is the trailer:

The Summer I Turned Pretty may seem like your average coming-of-age teen drama at first glance, but it is such a refreshing and enjoyable watch filled with emotional and heartwarming moments. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Truly moving.

Sometimes it’s good to watch something that really makes you feel. I felt like I was on an emotional roller-coaster while watching this one. I laughed, I cried, and I fell in love with each and every one of these characters. This series was just so well done and so perfect. I went into this one thinking I would be getting a generic teen series and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this. I am hooked and I can’t wait to see what happens in season 2 since that has already been confirmed prior to the season 1 release. Yay!

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Fantastic characters!

Usually when I watch these types of shows, I gravitate toward one or two stand-out characters. Well, it was hard to do that with this series because I absolutely loved every single character. Everyone brought something different to the table and the actors did a great job with their portrayals. The friendships were truly magical to watch and I felt like I was transported on vacation along with them.

The Cons:

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Predictable at times…

I’ve seen this type of show before and I’ve read this type of book before. You will probably be able to figure out what’s going on and the outcome with very little effort. That being said, I didn’t really care. This was such an enjoyable and real watch for me. Even though there were a lot of clich├ęs, this show still managed to reel us in anyway. 

The series made some changes from the book, but I still think that fans will be happy with it overall.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in 1000 percent!!!!!!

A magical and heartfelt watch!

Pure and honest perfection…

This has now become one of my favorite series of all time and I can’t wait to watch season 2!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Summer I Turned Pretty in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

THIS COMPETITION IS KILLER…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

Scream Hunt is available here!

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