Brotherhood season 2 review – Netflix brings an exciting and gritty continuation

May 11, 2022
Daniel Hart 0
Netflix, Streaming Service, TV Reviews
3.5

Summary

With an enthusiastic and energetic cast, the second season of this Brazillian series deserves as many watch-hours as it gets.

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3.5

Summary

With an enthusiastic and energetic cast, the second season of this Brazillian series deserves as many watch-hours as it gets.

This review of the Brazillian Netflix series Brotherhood season 2 does not contain spoilers. 

Read the review of the first season. 

Trimming the format of this series to six episodes has done it a world of good. In my first season review, I stated that the series lacked punch, but from memory, it was mainly because the story felt like it was dragging. It’s certainly not the case for Brotherhood season 2 — the Brazillian Netflix series packs all the punches, offering an exhilarating story from the offset, bringing an exciting and gritty continuation.

Considering the first season landed on the streaming service in 2019, the state of play looks precisely the same. The lawyer and brother of Edison, Cristina Ferreira (played by Naruna Costa), is on the outskirts, dabbling with where her loyalties lie. In contrast, Darlene (played by Hermila Guedes), the wife of Edison, wants to kill her — “rats are rats.” Meanwhile, inside the prison, Edison (played by Seu Jorge), the leader of a rising criminal faction, is bringing a new revolution forward, but there’s a new warden in town, and he is much less forgiving.

Brotherhood enjoys playing with the absolutes. Loyalty feels like everything in this series. You either play on one side or the other. The characters all play a part in a violent chess game. The outcomes are brutal but satisfying for the viewer, as the ongoing political and civil war against the system, brewing inside a teared-down prison, brings salivating entertainment. In many ways, Brotherhood reminds me of Who Killed Sara?, another series that enjoys many twists and turns but manages to maintain the excitement and not ponder into the hysterical.

You know exactly what you will get with Brotherhood with its binge-worthy pace and plenty of hyperbole in the dialogue. This series will unlikely reach the heights of the top 10s, but it is certainly a dark horse that deserves a watch. With an enthusiastic and energetic cast, the second season of this Brazillian series deserves as many watch-hours as it gets.

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