The first season of The Last Movie was a fun little side journey from Tanis. It made for a good “one and done”.
But now, having stretched the veneer even thinner through a second season which “loosely” ties into Season One and even more “loosely” ties back to Tanis, the fabric of this story is in tatters.
Season one gets a relatively solid 3.5 especially if you’ve followed Tanis. But the combination of the show now being hosted by “Fred & Daphne” copies from the Scooby gang, plus entire episodes breaking the cardinal rule of “show me, don’t tell me” — this is where it gets a generous two stars as I can’t even finish the series.
It’s starting to feel as if Terry Miles/Nic Silver has too many plates spinning and doesn’t know when to bring things to a natural conclusion. I’m happy to have Tanis back after a long hiatus, but it feels as if Miles is getting tired with the material too, though I think at times the Pacifica novel is a worthy thread that has kept my interest, even as other primary storylines are feeling their time.
It would have been much more interesting to do something along the lines of Pacifica as a new podcast which only slowly reveals itself into the world of Tanis, but instead we have this meta-meta-Tanis derivative which is boring and lacks any real sense of jeopardy and scares that Tanis has had in its best episodes. In the words of your “Daphne” of Season Two— you absolutely should have shelved this season and premise in the writer’s room.