Bryan Cranston had said it: he wouldn’t have returned with a new season of Your Honor 2 if this one didn’t live up to the first. Back from the success of one of the great cult serials, Cranston knows well that the trick to making a series work is not quantity, but quality. Breaking Bad had, and continues to have today, an international and transversal fandom that would follow her to infinity and beyond. Vince Gilligan could go on if he wanted, but an author of this caliber always understands when it’s time to stop, the exact moment in which everything must come to a conclusion by returning the answers and the ending is not the best. but the right one, the only one possible. Bryan Cranston came from all of this, from one of the most important theaters in the world of TV series. In short, he is someone who understands very well what field he is moving into, someone who knows how to recognize when it is appropriate for a show to go ahead or no. For the same reason, after the first season of Your Honor, it was very clear: you only come back if the conditions are right. Fortunately, the conditions for a second and final season were all there, and Cranston was thus able to keep his word.
Your Honor 2 was born from the ashes of the Israeli mother series. The success of the latter has in fact given life to this wonderful remake which, of course, made the difference thanks to the wonderful contribution of Bryan Cranston. The series was in fact conceived as a miniseries, but its extraordinary success and great reception from the public and critics allowed it to lay the foundations for a great and highly anticipated return. Available on Paramount+, Your Honor 2 is back with ten new installments that brilliantly rewrite history.
The ending of the first season had in fact been very clear, even if extremely tragic: Adam lost his life, and now things for Michael – his father – no longer make any sense. The conclusion of the first season could have turned into a definitive ending worthy of being remembered, which is why this second season needed a change of course, a new basis on which to base its second chapter. After the terrible mourning, Micheal Desiato is like a lifeless body, like a mannequin that – simply – stands upright. The second season begins its story starting from the state of malaise that the judge is experiencing on his skin while he stubbornly tries to keep with him the only thing that still binds his son: pain.
Don’t look for Desiato’s soul during this second season of Your Honor 2: she died with her own son. Precisely for this reason, in fact, the new episodes of the series implement a change of course that mixes two different feelings: adrenaline and drama. From the courtrooms we pass to the run-down and decaying streets of New Orleans. Your Honor 2 puts the world of crime at the forefront mainly thanks to the new character of the prosecutor, the narrative device through which the series restarts its narrative. In these ten episodes crime, religion and different cultural aspects of America will merge into a single pas de deux which will give life to a second compelling chapter that will be able to revive a plot that, only apparently, seemed to have nothing more to say.
Your Honor thus disguises itself as a gangster drama, becoming a serial production that tells the world of crime through the eyes of those who were previously only called to judge it by decreeing who was the victim and who was the culprit. But only through the continuation of the story was the protagonist judge able to ascertain that very often the truth is not black or white, but also gray. Sometimes all of this prescinds from the guilty appellation alone o innocent.
The world of Judge Desiato changes so radically, arriving to destroy itself even more. If before he lived and acted only for his son, now what he does has to do only with his feeling of pain, of anger. But what would all of this have been without Bryan Cranston’s wonderful performance?
Our old Heisenberg has in fact supported the entire series on his shoulders, giving it back something that perhaps with his absence there would not have been. Bryan Cranston has turned Your Honor into an elite TV series, a TV series of which we will not be able to forget the look and anger of Micheal Desiato. The lost and lost eyes of Walter White, albeit in a different way, are back here giving us back the myth of that bigwig by Bryan Cranston.
Your Honor 2, and overall the TV series in general, was a great productiona TV series that recounted with anger and remorse the change of course of a judge who went from judging to experiencing the tragedies of crime firsthand, of the dead-end street of a lost alley in New Orleans where anyone, even the strongest, has a losing battle behind them. MIcheal Desiato had the same fate by losing the strongest battle of all, the one that led him to face crime and pain, the one that made him sit on the opposite side of the courtroom at a very high price. Your Honor 2 brought back Bryan Cranston’s greatness combining it with a story that tells the world of crime through the eyes of those who have lost everything and now no longer believe in anything.
As they say in these cases: the first is good, but so is the second.
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