Insiders season 2 review – it’s about pushing boundaries and limits, or so the contestants think

May 19, 2022
Romey Norton 0
Netflix, Streaming Service, TV Reviews
2.5

Summary

Insiders are back testing people to the limits, all for a small cash prize. Is it worth it? What would you do for 100,000 Euros? 

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2.5

Summary

Insiders are back testing people to the limits, all for a small cash prize. Is it worth it? What would you do for 100,000 Euros? 

Netflix reality series Insiders season 2 was released on the streaming service on May 19, 2022.

It’s safe to say that the Spanish reality show Insiders has stood out from the crowd with its unique concept. Unlike other reality series, the contestants on Insiders do not know they are part of the show. Insane? Big Brother? HR disaster? Drama? Yes, and viewers love it. This show has got it all. Trying to answer that burning question amongst reality shows, are we the same on camera? Here, this series is really hoping to show real, authentic people, but how authentic are they really, when they know they are going for a place on a reality show? That alone is enough to make someone change their behavior. Either way, this is a fun, fascinating watch. With voice-over and subtitles available, new episodes will be released weekly, so keep your eyes peeled. 

For all of you wondering, how can people be fooled after this series has been on Netflix already? Well, they answer this by saying it was all filmed before the first season was released on Netflix. Does this mean we won’t get a season three, though?

The format is straightforward, simple really, and each episode is roughly one hour long, which makes for a good binge-watch. Najaw Nimri (Money Heist) makes for an excellent host, captivating the audiences, she is easy and commanding to watch. The futuristic setting and costumes are appealing to the eye and give the show some edge, although I did find it a bit over the top, and felt like I was watching a documentary film rather than a reality series. 

Similar to the first season, this second season has 12 contestants, who believe they are in the final stage of casting for a reality show to win 100,000 Euros. Only this time, two of the contestants are insiders, Laura and Peter. If they tell anyone, they are out. So a small twist and change, but enough to shake things up and cause a potential stir. They have also created a rival candidate group. Raising the stakes. This might make people up the drama, and heighten their true selves, to get attention and make an impression, and potentially force themselves to do things they do not want to do. How far would you go for life-changing money? Are you willing to inflict pain? Are you willing to betray and hurt people? I don’t think it’s sending a good message to audiences.

I really didn’t appreciate the gun-shooting exercise or the electric chair, to be honest. I thought these tests were going to be more fun and entertaining, rather than watching contestants be put in awful situations, for money. 

Overall this series is entertaining and yet uncomfortable. I can’t say I really enjoyed it; there were parts I enjoyed and others I didn’t care for watching. Morally, I couldn’t participate in this show and morally, I don’t think we should be making people do this for entertainment. I’d recommend it if you’re into game shows and reality shows and if you enjoyed the first season. 

What did you think of the Netflix reality series Insiders season 2? Comment below.

You can watch this series with a subscription to Netflix.

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