In just a few days USA will debut the second season of its horror series The Purge. The sophomore season introduces some new elements to the franchise.
The Purge has turned into a surprising underdog in the world of horror franchises. Not many could have guessed that the first film, which received lukewarm reception, would spawn four movies and two seasons of television. A fifth film is also in the works.
But indeed it has. However, even for the most ardent franchise fans, we can admit that the series has grown stale in some regards. How many times can you watch people live lawless for a night before it becomes repetitive? That was one issue I had with the first season of USA’s take on the concept. It didn’t feel fresh or new.