Noob Reviews: Paradise PD (Season 02)
Please be advised that during the review, I have tried to avoid a lot of spoilers. However, there may still be a few included helping explain specific points.
What is Paradise PD?
As not to repeat everything from our review of season 01, which includes a breakdown of who Paradise PDs finest are, you can check out our season 01 review here.
What is new in season 02?
After the shocking twist at the end of season 01 in which Fitz outed himself as the Kingpin, season 02 jumps straight in and carries on from there. Gina is badly lusting for Dusty and is becoming more and more mentally unstable the longer they are kept apart. Kevin sets out to find the Kingpin, and clear Dusty’s name before his mum (Karen the mayor) executes him. And Fitz is forced to adapt to his new role as both the Kingpin and a bent police officer. An officer who uses his job to stay one step ahead of the team for as long as possible.
Season 02 really manages to ramp up the creative and weird when it comes to storylines though, whether it be Dusty’s prison break. Karen (the mayor) demanding Gina be paid the same as the male officers, which leads to multiple police departments being formed within Paradise. Or a crossover episode where the Paradise PD officers are forced to seek refuge with Ranger Woody, Malloy the bear and the ranger team at Brickleberry National Park.
To be honest, there are not really a lot of new characters added to this series (bar the crossover), but we do see a lot more of some of the favourites from season 01 who had minimal screen time.
Do you have a trailer to show us?
- Official Trailer -
You can also find the official trailer and listing on Netflix here.
When did it come out?
Season 02 was released in March 2020.
How many episodes are there?
There are eight episodes in season 02, with each averaging around twenty-six minutes.
What did you think of Paradise PD (Season 02)?
To be fair, this is going to be a tough one to answer as although I loved some episodes, I found others tedious and dull. The ending, especially I thought, was extremely over the top and when finding out how Fitz became the Kingpin, it was so daft it ruined it for me. I understand entirely that Paradise PD is meant to be a comedy and has a lot of silly and ‘out there’ moments, but the revelations in the ending (episode eight) just ruined it for me.
There are some terrific storylines and subplots throughout Paradise PD as I mentioned above, some of which were the episode seven crossover with Brickleberry, Jesus been brought in as an advisor for the Kingpin and a mass fight occurring with nuns. And Bullet, realising he had not fed Dusty’s cats, rushes to check on them when he (Dusty) is released from prison, only to find there is only one left. A cat so large having feasted on so much cat flesh, it has become addicted and demands to be paid ‘tributes’ via living sacrifices as it believes it is a feline god.
Overall the pacing, animation and whole vibe to season 02 carry on and continue the excellent chemistry that season 01 established. However, some areas could have been improved, especially with some of the storylines. My main gripe has been mentioned above, but there were also others that seemed very American specific about Fox News that also did not really translate well or seem relatable. Don’t get me wrong, American studio so American humour and topics. Still, it started to get political and borderline preachy, which always sucks the fun out of things, in my opinion.
What rating would you give Paradise PD (Season 02)?
I would give season 02 a 4 out of 5 bananas.
Definitely worth a watch especially if you enjoyed season 01. There is room for improvement with the handling of particular topics, which we also mentioned in the last review, but I would definitely watch a season 03 if it came out. Especially if they tried to fix the ending.
Thank you very much for checking out the review, and if you are interested in Paradise PD and would like to check it out for yourself, to form your own opinion, you can check it out here.