I for one love the new season. I don’t miss Aaron Mahnke’s narration at all. I find his awkward. Pauses. Between. Every. Single. Word. Annoying. The new episodes are beautifully filmed and the acting is top notch. The Hinterkaifeck episode is especially haunting. I only wish it had more episodes. I burned through the entire season in one evening.
Do you enjoy shocking horror? Awe-inspiring cinematography? Storytelling laden with the innate fears of myth from the beginnings of time. Sean Crouch (Exorcist) took this series to another level and truly created a whole new mesmerizing world to lose yourself in every episode. Turn this on and hold on for dear life.
Many of the reviewers hate the new format, but I absolutely love it!
For those new to the show and jumping in directly to Season 2, Season 1 followed more of a storytelling format whereas this season, the episodes are all re-enactments. I love both formats, but I prefer the re-enactments. It reminds me of Tales from the Crypt and The Twilight Zone, except these involve true or “based on true” events.
I love the production value, acting and how “factual” they try to keep it. I quoted factual because some details in the episodes are widely held beliefs about what happened rather than 100%, without-a-doubt, proven facts. I don’t know where they found these people, but the acting is superb! The re-enactments and visuals are so vivid, that each episode is like a standalone horror movie in itself. Crazy to think how real life is more terrifying than fiction.
If people would watch it without allowing the “THIS IS NOTHING LIKE SEASON 1” craze to color their opinion, they may come to appreciate Season 2 in its own right.
LORE the show in its first season, was a bit rough. The format of the podcast didn't quite translate onto the screen, and the dramatizations were quite lacking. Even so, the stories were compelling. Each of the first season episodes was also an episode of the podcast, and very little new information was explored or showcased in those episodes. You could see the makings of great there, an anthology series in the vein of the Twilight Zone or Hitchcock - with the added twist that these were not the fictional works of one mind, but stories taken from the past and the greater human canon.. things that may have actually happened, definitely happened, and..who can say if they happened. It's a great pitch. The first season, again, was more than bumpy. I wouldn't give it alone 5 stars, no.
But the sophomore season truly has made great strides in establishing tone, crafting interesting VISUAL storytelling and ups the game on the acting and overall look of the show. I love Mahnke, but his narration just isn't needed over this. The stories still bring together some unique elements to make them fun and break up the look of the show with stylized animations, info cards and lots and lots of distortion to anchor that spooky mood. If you watched the premier season and didn't like it, give these new episodes a chance! The acting isn't perfect, a few cast members fall flat. But I think you'll find it engaging and creepy all the way through, and even with those strikes, I think It deserves full stars.
As a fan of the podcast I was excited that there was a TV adaptation coming out last year however the first season did not impress me at all. I felt that the narration took away from the experience of actually watching the story unfold verses just hearing it. Aaron M. (Can’t remember how to spell his last name so I won’t insult him by trying) has a perfect voice for the Podcast narration and it really adds to the whole listening experience however I do not believe that his narration has any place in the show. Good job y’all!
So sorry for this show's bad reviews! I've been watching from the beginning, season 1 episode 1, and I'm really enjoying it! I recognize many of the actors (great to see familiar actors in a new role), and the stories are folklore that many of us are familiar with. Season 2 Ep 1, the story of the Burke and Hare murders "In the name of Science" was an excellent telling of a horrifying crime spree. "Edinburgh was a leading European centre of anatomical study in the early 19th century, in a time when the demand for cadavers led to a shortfall in legal supply." Great job Netflix, please keep up the good work!
While everyone is on here hating on season 2 of Lore, I am here to do the opposite. I like that Aaron Mahnke made a decision to not narrate this season, and instead let the story tell itself. I like the change, and think the acting is done quite well. It still has the same feeling as season 1 by adding some comic graphic scene content, but what is also neat, is that he is telling new stories, instead of the same ones that appear on the podcast. This makes for even more fascinating tales that we haven't already heard. Remember, change can be a good thing, open up your mind to it once in a while.
Season 2 of Lore is unlike Season 1 which is the primary reason it is receiving bad reviews. Let's face it: people usually like more of the same from the original. A maturing sophomore effort, however, should show progress towards a betterment, not a rehash of the same, albeit how good it was...
Season 2 of Lore is awesome storytelling. Everything about the production feels more professional this time around. Viewers are also drawn more into the ambiance of the places where the historical narrative occurs in a superior manner than they were the first time around.