Valeria season 2 review – the second instalment delivers home truths

August 13, 2021
Daniel Hart 0
Netflix, TV Reviews
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Summary

Valeria needs to stay on Netflix, that’s for sure.

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Summary

Valeria needs to stay on Netflix, that’s for sure.

This review of Netflix’s Valeria season 2 does not contain spoilers.

I didn’t quite see it in season 1, but Valeria has all the essence of The Bold Type, with an exciting group of characters that oozes sisterhood, calamities, and class. It’s a shame a series like Valeria will not own the same respect, as it nestles nicely in the Netflix thumbnails awaiting to be appreciated. The first season ended with many loose ends, so it’s no surprise that season 2 opens with the same conundrums. Life ain’t easy — love and work is something that can compound our state of being; couple that with comedy tropes and a brilliant cast, and you are given an equally good continuation. 

Maintaining its wit and humor (and slight slant at light erotica), Valeria season 2 flirts with the resistance of adulthood. It felt like Val, and her friends had this invincibility to hold off their vulnerabilities and life issues and keep them stashed away. Season 2 does not allow the characters to pave their deflections — the second installment delivers home truths that define the next phase of the story. It will be surprising if audiences do not enjoy the extension of the story arc.

But, although Valeria has changed course somewhat, and is certainly applying different and meaningful messages, the concept, mixed with the addictive ingredients, remains the same. Audiences will be joyed by this utmost togetherness and unity that compelled viewers in the first place. Reverting to my opinion of the similarities to The Bold Type, the highs and lows feel the same, with pop music veering in the background as our women tackle careers and personal lives. Season 2 is a complex navigation of confronting adulthood and sustaining happiness. Two elements in life that are difficult to achieve.

And the theme that shines so brightly and is at the forefront of the storyline is self-discovery. In a world where self-awareness and self-care are a necessity to understand wants and needs, Valeria comically provides a lesson to the viewers. Understanding who you are and what you want is paramount. Val and her friends represent the tendencies in all of us, strapped by our dilemmas and life decisions but requiring us to go for our wants.

Valeria needs to stay on Netflix, that’s for sure.

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