UNDONE burst onto the scene in 2019, becoming “must-watch TV” for anyone that loves the art style of WAKING LIFE, metaverse madness, and the bittersweetness of BOJACK HORSEMAN. In other words, I loved it.
The second season of UNDONE can’t compete with the brilliance of S1, yet it does serve as a beautiful bookend that completes the Winograd family story. I will admit that UNDONE S2 was a tough one to get through. I recently had a child, and for the most part, the series is about a dad (Bob Odenkirk) learning to let go of work and be there for his family. That part of UNDONE hit me hard as I battled sleep deprivation while I watched it.
Yet, this season is about a lot more than just the dad. It’s an entire family traveling through space and time, hoping that their next leap will be the leap home. Sh*t. That’s half the tagline of QUANTUM LEAP. Again, I am sleep-deprived. However, UNDONE does owe a lot to both that show and creator, Kate Purdy’s thoughtful BOJACK HORSEMAN episode, TIME’S ARROW.
For a show called UNDONE, almost every loose end is now officially “done.” I would be shocked to see S3. After all, the central theme in the series is “love is an open door,” which is now officially opened and closed after S2.
It’s available on Prime Video.