UNDERGROUND: SEASON TWO

UNDERGROUND: SEASON TWO REVIEWED

Underground continues to play around with the history and fiction of the time leading into the Civil War. Harriet Tubman was never known to dual wield rifles and shoot her oppressors. Plus, this season’s villain Patty Cannon died 30 years before the show began. So, what’s there to take away? Well, it’s a female minority powered tale of rip-roaring revenge against an unjust society. Then, you get all of the stuff with Cato and shoe-horning in left over Season 1 plots.

When the show focuses on the early days of the Underground Railroad and those trials, the series almost has a “Rebels” feel to it. Unfortunately, I can see why the series was recently cancelled. While it played with history and legend, the show became a soap opera in such a rapid manner. Melodramatic entanglements have little play in historical pieces. I mean, who wants to waste time trying to find if people will or will not get together. If we know it didn’t happen, then it didn’t happen.

Such artificial drama only served as a distraction from what mattered in this series. WGN had something good here, but they dropped the ball near the finish.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes

A/V STATS

  • 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
  • Dolby Digital 5.1

RELEASE DATE: 7/11/17

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