Sky Rojo: Season 2

  • 07 Aug - 13 Aug, 2021
  • Mag The Weekly

Alex Pina’s Sky Rojo was a hit, there’s no doubt about that. A crime thriller, it had all the ingredients to stoke Netflix’s absurd global userbase into a frenzy. The second season continues the back-and-forth revenge plot as Coral (Veronica Sanchez), Wendy (Lali Esposito), and Gina (Yany Prado) attempt to pay back their pimp Romeo (Asier Etxeandia) and his sibling enforcers Moises (Miguel Angel Silvestre) and Christian (Enric Auquer) for what seems like a lifetime of torment and abuse. It mimics the first season’s structure, racing from one hare-brained scheme to the next and interspersing the present-day events with plentiful flashbacks, and doesn’t really resolve anything by the end. One gets the sense that this story could go on forever, with Romeo and Moises chasing the girls, and the girls planning to take their revenge on Moises and Romeo until they all died of old age. When the opening episode picks things up right where we left them, it speaks to Coral’s extensive psychological and emotional damage, but it doesn’t exactly speak to good plotting. Wendy and Gina, meanwhile, begin on the run from Christian and basically keep going for the entire season, getting them into one scrape after another. But really, characterisation is left by the wayside thanks to a repetitive and at times contrived structure that sees each party get temporarily ahead only for some unforeseen development.