My Dad the Bounty Hunter Season 2 Review – Reconnection with the Doloraami roots

Season 1

Season 2

 

Episode Guide

Episode 1 —|Rating – 3.5/5
Episode 2 —|Rating – 3.5/5
Episode 3 —|Rating – 3.5/5
Episode 4 —| Rating – 3.5/5
Episode 5 —| Rating – 4/5
Episode 6 —| Rating – 3.5/5 
Episode 7 —| Rating – 3.5/5
Episode 8 —| Rating – 3.5/5
Episode 9 —| Rating – 4/5

 

 

My Dad the Bounty Hunter is back and season 2 is centered around a multifaceted storyline of family affairs, friendships, empire politics, and much more. The animated sci-fi action-adventure has a lot to sink your teeth into, with spectacular fight sequences and a beautiful family reunion story underlying it.

Season 1 of the animated series followed Sean and Lisa on an intergalactic adventure with their Bounty Hunter dad, and ended up saving an entire planet from the Conglomerate. All this only to be found out by their mom several days later and getting grounded.

Season 2 picks up from there as Lisa and Sean find their peace by dreaming about space. Lisa struggles to pay attention in class after witnessing the vastness of the universe, whereas Sean copes by writing stories and making drawings of the journey.

Terry gives up bounty hunting and starts work, but this time as a shoe salesman at a shopping mall. The old lifestyle is gone, but old enemies aren’t! This time the hunter gets hunted as Terry gets abducted by the Bounty Hunter named Widowmaker, as ordered by an old acquaintance. As duty calls, Tess heads out on a long journey to find and rescue her husband. Given the kids’ nature, they find a way to venture out into space as well, with the help of Blobby.

However, finding Terry isn’t the only objective in this episode. Back on Doloram, the empire faces the threat of an invasion by the Conglomerate trying to steal the life force of a stone that powers the entire planet, Kalatite.

Unlike season 1, Tess is the primary protagonist of this season. As usual, Tess’s motherly instincts manifest themselves throughout, but she also takes on the warrior role as times demand. One interesting characteristic of Tess is her active efforts to resolve issues by causing minimum damage in conflicts. Along with the objective goals of the season, there is also a spiritual aspect to the journey as Tess gets in touch with her Doloraami roots.

During the season, we are also introduced to a new character named Adja, who is Tess’s old friend. Despite her significance throughout the storyline, she serves a crucial role to balance out Tess in her decisions. The two consist of contrasting sets of attributes and harmoniously balance each other out.

Similar to season 1, the big bad villain is once again the seemingly diplomatic but fascist organization, the Conglomerate. The organization is represented by Pam, who uses a facade to convince the Doloraami to give them access to the Kalatite Crystals through a deal but decides to forcefully take it upon rejection. All of this culminates in us getting to watch an all-out war between the Doloraami and the conglomerate at the end of the season.

The season retains the hallmark of an action-packed space journey and continues the narrative of saving the entire planet, as established in the previous season. We get to see all hands on deck as the Doloraami engage in combat against the Conglomerate. However, there is a missing element as we do not see Terry for most of the season, and the only significant achievement is his victory against B’Caala.

Among the many aspects of the storyline is the more profound nature of the family dynamic. In the previous season, we saw an attempt to rebuild a connection between father and child. This season somewhat continues the trend as we see Tess reunite with her parents after 14 years of abandonment. Tess comes to the realization that her parents feel the same way about her as she feels about Lisa and Sean.

The season speaks to a broad audience from a relational perspective and invokes a sense of belonging and familial bonding despite the generation gap. Many adults might relate to the anxiety of their family not approving of a partner. At the same time, it also prompts them to look into their actions as Tess, in her way, is controlling by being overprotective about Sean and Lisa for their good. It encourages introspection as it navigates the rationality of the decisions made by the characters and the importance of looking at it from the other person’s perspective.

The visual animation and musical choices within the show harmoniously synchronize, as virtually every action sequence is accompanied by hip-hop rap music, resulting in a captivating fusion that imbues the scenes with an electrifying and vibrant essence.

Given that the show is aimed at kids, it surprisingly presents a broad perspective on family life and friendships in general. What’s even better is that it brings these themes to light in a way that adults can relate to, while the younger audience can comprehend due to its excellent storytelling prowess. The journey is beautiful and certainly worth experiencing.


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