“The Mysterious Benedict Society” Season Two

Micah Trimmer Reviews “The Mysterious Benedict Society” Season Two. By Micah Trimmer

Rating: TV-PG
Platform: Disney+

Following a year from their victory, season two of “The Mysterious Benedict Society” finds our awkward group of heroes thrown into a new European adventure. All the high points from season one are present; a fun, but chronologically abstract setting, vibrant colors and charmingly dry banter returns and is as enthralling as ever. However, the acting this time is hit or miss. Some of the actors’ deliveries haven’t improved much, while others, namely Marta Kessler, Tony Hale and Ryan Hurst are fantastic in their roles. The cinematography is odd and somewhat of an acquired taste, but one that I have come around to. Unfortunately, as with all recent Disney projects, modern ideas and politics are forced in, so use discernment when watching. The idea of truth and reality are still central to the show and the question is raised, if a falsehood brings happiness, is it really a bad thing? God does not want us to live in lies no matter how good they might make us feel. Reality can be hard but as Christians we know that only the truth sets us free. Freedom isn’t always happy or comfortable, but it is real. I may be repeating myself, but I think it is important to remember: “Jesus said to the people who believed in Him, ‘You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free’” (John 8:31-32). 

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