Cloak and Dagger are back. Is back. I guess it depends on if I’m talking about the show or the characters. Anyway, they’re back with new problems. This show is still very much all about Tandy and Tyrone. Lots of episodes are slow-paced meant to show off the main character’s responses to things. How well this works depends on how much you enjoy the characters rather than heroics.
I am not certain how much I prefer characterization to solving problems, but they are still teenagers, and their lives are still both in upheaval. This time around, both Tyrone and Tandy are trying to do good with their powers. Unfortunately, the world is more complicated than that, so they have their share of mess-ups. Slowly, they get better.
This time, the villain is something more sinister and realistic, a human trafficker. Being a superhero show, the villain has more reason to doing things than just money. A lot of voudoun themes run through this season.
There are a lot of strange parts this season as Tyrone and Tandy explore the mysterious dark world that Tyrone is a portal to. There, they must face lots of strange things, including the home base of the villain.
I think the main problem I have is that this is too much of a Tandy and Tyrone show. The only other character that shows up a lot is the police detective. She gets a cool plotline. Everyone else, Tandy’s mom, Tyrone’s parents, Evita, they have mainly functional appearances. What I mean is that when they’re on screen, some kind of plot is moving forwards. It leaves them feeling rather dry as characters. They need more time to let loose rather than be so serious whenever they’re on screen.
The main characters are both still great, though. Seeing them deal with new problems as well as resolving old issues is great. The pace of the season is still slow. Some episodes get a bit strange, especially when they get into the dark world. The action scenes are pretty cool, though. Both Tyrone and Tandy have gotten upgrades and use their powers in cool ways.
So, do you want to watch troubled teens try to solve serious problems with a side of strangeness? Hmm, I think it’s a bit too focused on the main characters, but the villain was interesting and a lot of the scenes were cool. The show does feel really dark in terms of brightness, though.