Outsiders: Season Two             review by Bobby Blakey

When WGN America debuted the series The Outsiders I wasn’t sure what to think about it from the previews, but with a great cast including David Morse, Ryan Hurst, Kyle Gallner, Joe Anderson, Gillian Alexy, Christina Jackson and Thomas M. Wright I gave it a shot and was pleasantly surprised. Now the all-new season Outsiders: Season Two is coming home for fans to get caught up with the mountain family Farrells.

 

The Outsiders: Season Two follows the story of the Farrell clan, a family of outsiders who've been living off the grid and above the law on their mountaintop homestead, they'll protect their world and defend their way of life using any means necessary. When Big Coal came up their mountain and disturbed their way of life the uneasy truce between the Farrell’s and the townspeople comes to an end putting everyone into a war for rights, family and survival. The first season of the show took a little to get into as I was trying to figure out what they were going for, but once it found its groove it was really great. Going into this new season I had high hopes thanks to the great ending of the first season and this one delivered. This time around they stepped things up across the board with so many characters having their own journies and killing off people I didn’t quite expect. I love the gritty tone to it all with no character that is not flawed in some way. In all reality there are no real good guys or bad guys here as they all make horrible bad decisions for the greater good of their own agendas. In all honesty the Farrell’s are fighting for their own lands, but the way they go about it isn’t always the best way.

 

Every episode offers up something great to watch between budding love stories and triangles, betrayal, conspiracy and this season the fun addition to underground fighting. The entire cast are all great with Ryan Hurts continuing to offer up another great character on TV. This season Kyle Gallner got to really shine with his story arc and well executed fighting and action. I have stayed intrigued by the culture and world that the Farrell’s have created in the mountains here that offers up a show that almost feels like it takes place in two completely different times.

 

This latest release not only includes all 13 episodes of the entire second season but also 29 deleted scenes. Head back into the mountains and join the Farrell’s fight against Big Coal and their lifestyle when Outsiders: Season Two comes to DVD as well  as a Limited Edition Set that includes both Season One and Two available on May 23rd from Sony Home Entertainment.

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