Last year’s first season of Voltron: Legendary Defender was a solid start for rebooting Voltron, and its second season is much the same in terms of fun, solid giant robot action. But it’s made even better by expanding its scope, telling richer stories, and focusing more on character development, which turns an already good series into something even better.
For all intents and purposes, Voltron season two is a lot like the show’s first season—and that’s a good thing, because outside of a few relatively minor quibbles, Legendary Defender’s first crack was a great, slickly-made update to the ‘80s anime classic when it hit Netflix next year. With the benefit of having a solid introductory season out of the way, season two, which dropped on the streaming service this past Friday, didn’t need to reinvent itself or fix some grievous flaws. Instead, the show could use the small-scale stepping stone of its first season to catapult Legendary Defender into a much wider universe, one packed with exotic locales, great new characters, and a much bigger and deeper sense of place than its predecessor.