Hulu’s original series Future Man has recently released its second season and the results did not disappoint.
(WARNING: The following content contains spoilers for those who have not seen the show. Just saying.)
The second season takes place right after the events of the season one finale. Josh Futturman (Josh Hutcherson), Tiger (Eliza Coupe) and Wolf (Derek Wilson) have traveled to the year 2162 and the future that they fought for isn’t what they thought it would be.
Stu Camillo (Haley Joel Osment) has become the new enemy for Josh. This version of the character has divided the people on Earth and he plans to leave the climate changed world for Mars.
Humanity is still in danger and the “Time Warriors” have to adjust and navigate through their new world if they want to save it. In addition they have to follow their own paths in this season.
The first thing that caught my attention was the comedic styles of Derek Wilson. Wolf had me laughing in the first season, but when the second one came out, my laughter leveled up. His new life as a “wheel builder” named “Torque” started out interesting and bizarre. His adjustments to his five new spouses and daughter made the situation more sparkling.
Another star that stood out was Josh Hutcherson. The former Hunger Games star is generally focused on his new mission to save the world and he keeps getting hit by obstacles. He was being tortured and treated like an animal. The reactions that he displayed for those problems became jocular and made me want to watch more.
The storyline for the second season also had me captivated. The first three episodes were generally focused on the three “Time Warriors” separately and they each had to deal with their own problem in this new reality. It gave us a chance to learn more about the main characters and see where their path takes us (and them of course).
This new season reminds me of Back to the Future Part 2. It involves alternate timelines and how the events of the past can have consequences for the future. Basically, this season is a mix of this movie and R-rated humor.
For those who have been fans of Future Man since the beginning, season 2 is worth the wait. Those who have not seen the show, it’s not too late to start if you enjoy sci-fi, time travel and humor.
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