BlueAngel | 11/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this season of Dark Angel way better than the first season. I was a little sad to see that they had cancelled this show altogether but it was great while it lasted. I watch these over and over because they are so good. If you like action packed series that have you on the edge of your seat all the time, then this is for you."
rmcrae | Houston, Texas | 04/24/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's true that season 2 is alot different from the first. Without giving the season one finale away, Max ends up back at Manticore, but doesn't stay put for long. She escapes after taking the prison (that's basically what it was) down and releases all of the imprisoned transgenics. About that, not all of the "gennies" are quite human. Max has a bit of cat DNA herself (the episodes where she goes into heat are hilarious), but she still has a human appearance. The older ones, not so much. See, they were given too much animal DNA in their genetic cocktails so they possess more cross breed appearances.
Like Joshua (Kevin Durand), Max's friend and adoptive brother. He was the first transgenic Manticore ever created and has a human body with a dog face. Still a sweetheart though. Anyway, all the gennies are freed and manage to escape into society. The "regular" folks freak out and new villian Ames White (Martin Cummins) is called upon by the government to cover up the Manticore crimes by exterminating them. Needless to say, Max is on the top of his list. She feels it's her job to protect her transgenic siblings while laying low as best she can herself.
Her relationship with Logan becomes complicated too. While back at Manticore, the bad guys figured out Max was in cahoots with Eyes Only (they still don't know he's Logan) and infect her with a virus that will kill him on skin to skin contact. The two try their best to keep their romance going, but Logan's new assistant Asha (Ashley Scott) tends to get in the way as well. Another new character is fellow X-5er Alec (Jensen Ackles). Max meets him back at Manticore and the two form a love/hate sibling-like relationship. Alec (as in smart aleck) is a nice guy overall, but always looking out for himself and constantly on the look out for some get rich scheme. Sweet, but not too smart since he manages to get himself in trouble alot.
Original Cindy, Sketchy, and Normal also return, but there's no mention of Kendra or Herbal Thought. Where'd the hell they go? Beats me. Anyway, the second season does border on a "transgenic of the week" feel, but it has a powerful "people fear and hate what they don't understand" message that's relatable to all people. Season 2 is also darker and more somber than the first. Not to say season 1 was always happy, but most of the episodes held on to some form of hope. The second season finale is awesome, although there are a couple of storylines that don't get completely wrapped up.
Top 5 episodes from season 2
1. Designate This
2. Bag Em
3. Hello, Goodbye
4. Dawg Day Afternoon
5. Freak Nation"
crazy lady | stuart florida | 11/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"dark angel never had a fair chance to run. This series is a real winner. Lots of action and the characters are all well developed.
when I am bored I pull this series out and sit back and enjoy the great plots the writters came up with."