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The second season of the MGM+ thriller series is a substantial improvement over the first and earns comparisons to Lost.

Plot: The series unravels the mystery of a nightmarish town that traps all those who enter. In season two, the truth about the origins and nature of the town begins to be revealed. Meanwhile, the lives of its residents are thrown into chaos due to the arrival of mysterious strangers. There are few things more entertaining than a great mystery show. When Lost

debuted on TV in 2004, all networks tried to replicate the balance between serial storytelling, mystery boxes, and cliffhanger ends. Many of these series had characters that the audience did not connect with. MGM+ series From, created by John Griffin, benefited from the skills of various cast and crew from Lost to help turn it into a hit when it premiered last year. The second season of the show expands the ensemble, and follows the Lostpattern. It deepens the town’s mystery surrounded by supernatural creatures while continuing to develop and grow the main and support characters into a cast that we care about and are invested in. While I appreciated the first season as a decent successor to Lost’s unique genre storytelling, this sophomore run improves upon everything I was skeptical about. The second season of From

ended with a cliffhanger similar to the mysterious hatch that drove the mythology of Lost’s first and second seasons. Boyd (Harold Perrineau), Victor (Scott McCord), and Tabitha, (Cataline. The finale answered few questions, but raised many more. It led directly into the new season. The newcomers are introduced right away. Some of them have startling connections with people we know, while others complicate the power dynamics in the town. Rest assured that these new cast members do not dilute the ensemble from the first season. The material for everyone returning from the first season is much better this time around. Both characters are given emotional depth, as is Ricky He’s role as Kenny. Harold Perrineau’s Boyd is the anchor of this season, with some shocking twists and surprises that many won’t be prepared for. The first episode alone has a revelation that changes the scope of the season. It will immediately bring comparisons to Lost. Subplots brought everyone together and deepened the importance of each character to the story. I was much more invested this year. The remote and isolated location of the mysterious village raises the stakes, as the characters struggle to survive with the dwindling resources. They also have to deal with more people fighting and a more complex personality clash than last season. The monsters who come at night are also more violent. These episodes explain the mysterious motives of sinister people, but not enough to keep you riveted. There is plenty of gore in these episodes, but it’s all off-camera. This makes it more unsettling. These stories are filled with tension and just enough blood for you to feel the stakes that these characters face. The story for the second run was written by John Griffin and Jeff Pinkner. While John Griffin wrote most of season one alone, this is the first time he has been credited with a story. Pinkner, who worked on Lost, Alias, and was a key writer on

Fringe, brings a lot of experience from the Bad Robot model of storytelling, which likely contributes to the more cohesive approach to this season compared to last year. The ensemble story feels better plotted, despite the fact that the characters are divided. This season and beyond. Undoubtedly, the directors this season, including Jack Bender and Alexandra La Roche, were working with a stronger batch of scripts which contributed to the overall improvements this time around.While I liked the first season of From, I loved the second. Jeff Pinkner’s involvement in John Griffin’s story has made it a better one in every way. The episodes are more sinister and creepy, which will lead to a third season that is already in development. It’s been a while since we had a mythology laden science fiction story that was worth tuning in week after week. The stakes are raised by the fact that none of the characters is safe. This only works if you care about the entire cast. The fan base of


will grow exponentially after the premiere. I am excited (and terrified) to see how this season ends.The second season of From premieres on April 23rd on MGM+.


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