Review Fortitude season 2

As you may or may not know, Fortitude was a Sky Atlantic production and aired on Pivot TV. But Pivot became insolvent and suddenly Sky and Pivot’s most popular drama ever, had an uncertain future. But then Amazon picked up the show and streamed it to their Prime members and those who wanted to rent it. And to be upfront, it’s worth it.

The second season of Fortitude, for all its quirks and dry dramatic delivery, was just as compelling to watch as the first season,  but in a different way, now that we know who or what was the underlying culprit to all the evil doings. At least if you saw the first season.

Fortitude on Amazon.

The second season saw the introduction of Dennis Quaid and Parminder Nagra while regulars like Richard Dormer reprises his role of the once gravely ill Sheriff Dan Anderssen, Sofie Gråbøl as Hildur Odegard and others, as forces of nature and humanity takes its toll on this small remote town of Fortitude. Again.

Season one followed Fortitude’s Sheriff Dan Anderssen, a tiny and isolated town that is changing via a kind of natural habitat upheaval due to parasite and pathogen activity that originated in the carcass of a preserved Woolly Mammoth. Events led Dan to shooting the woman he loved, and after being consumed with guilt, he disappeared into the wilderness and was presumed dead. Without a sheriff, season two sees that the people of Fortitude beginning to wonder whether Deputy Eric Odegard (Björn Hlynur  Haraldsson), can fill his shoes. Then a body is discovered in town and Eric must step up and lead the grisly murder investigation. Suddenly Dan reappears but as a broken ruin of the man he once was and seemingly wild to the point of feral. Quaid stars as Michael Lennox, a failing fisherman and patriarch of a family who is struggling to come to terms with his terminally ill wife, and will try anything to find a cure.

Like the first season, this second season felt like a combined genre of sci-fi meets murder mystery, but we really know what’s happening. Don’t We?

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Review of FORTITUDE on Pivot TV

June 3, 2015

Fortitude is a fascinating, slow burn of a show that keeps you on the edge of your seat while waiting for something dead to sit up and take credit. Despite not being a Sci-fi series. – Fortitude stars Stanley Tucci, Sienna Guillory, Christopher Eccleston, Michael Gambon, Jessica Raine, Luke Treadway, Richard Dormer and more. The […]

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