Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal: The Complete Second Season... Reviewed!

Shout out to Warner Bros for supplying a copy of the show for review. My opinions are my own.

The prehistoric duo is back in action as Spear & Fang set sail on a new adventure in season 2, but does it hold up to what made season 1 great? Let's find out!

Visuals: I'm starting off with the art this time around because the visuals were even better in season 2. I loved when they were asleep on the raft and the moon came up. Them sailing on the raft was definitely a new frontier as they saw whales for the first time. Newcomers may wonder where the words are, but you get it.... they didn't know what to think of the sea creatures and you can see the look of concern based on their fear of the unknown.

I have to give props to the artists because they knew how to showcase the emotion well. I loved seeing the huge colorful jellyfish in this initial episode and I'd love a lithograph of that scene. They should definitely consider creating such things for collector's editions, like a great scene from each season (wink wink). This would make for one great-looking video game with amazing animation.

Story: Anyway, all is calm for the most part in this first episode until the prey came out to play. This included a freaking megalodon... and at this point, in true Primal fashion, you know it was... about to go... down.

Trust and believe episode 1 doesn't disappoint, and definitely usher's you into an amazing and somewhat mythological season with a left-field entry.

The duo gets separated at some point and it places them in a very interesting situation where they were on two opposing sides, you'll have to check that out. I think the way the overall situation played out was quite interesting, and regardless of the lack of words you can find in this show... one thing I appreciate is the ability they have to say certain things without saying anything at all.

You can expect completely new experiences for sure that take things in a not-so-prehistoric direction, but based on where things left off in season 1... when Mira was captured, I was curious about what I'd see.

Episode 5... is interesting. It's a change of pace... filler to show the primitive side of the modern man in colonial times, but I probably would've tucked that in as some sort of extra so that wouldn't eat up an episode. It is what it is I suppose, because episode 6 got us back on track with a battle that was bound to happen based on what occurred in episode 4. By the way, I like the way episode 4 wrapped up because it made the antagonist think twice about their treacherous ways. I won't reveal what you will see in episode 6, but if you were paying attention in earlier episodes... you will pretty much assume what the deal was. I put it together when Fang was sleeping in the cave.

Episode 7 might piss you off a bit if you aren't paying attention... because it isn't in Spear & Fang fashion at all, but there's a reason for it. The justification will be revealed twice in this episode, and greater understanding will emerge in part 2 of The Colossaeus, as Mythology emerges with revenge in mind.

The pace of season 2 was pretty good aside from the last episode, but when you see it, it will be justifiable after the final boss battle. Things got a little weird towards the end but I won't drop any spoilers, just keep in mind that the dwelling was wide open and Spear was in a situation. I'm curious as to what season 3 is going to look like based on how season 2 ended. Good stuff.

Overall, season 2 is amazing and showcases why Primal is an Emmy Award Winner. Just be warned, this isn't for children and contains uncensored content better reserved for ages 17+.

Audio: When it comes to the audio, you will certainly enjoy the suspense delivered via the music and sound effects. You get quite a bit of tribal-like music, along with some variety when facing one of the more dangerous antagonists this season. Season 2 also features DTS-HD Master Audio English 5.1.

Price + Extras: Price-wise, you can get Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal: The Complete Second Season for $29.98 on Blu-ray & $24.98 on DVD. I think the sweet spot would be $5 less in my opinion, but... luckily you can get it for the price I feel is much more fitting... here.

Season 2 has a runtime of 222 Mins and includes a bonus feature: Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal: Inside the Evolution.

Visuals 5

Story 5

Audio 5

Price + Extras 4

4.75 out of 5 Cool Points

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