Helix: Season 2 [3 Discs] [DVD]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (17 out of 19)

Cast & Crew


  • Billy Campbell - Dr. Alan Farragut
  • Kyra Zagorsky - Dr. Julia Walker
  • Jordan Hayes - Dr. Sarah Jordan
  • Hiroyuki Sanada - Dr. Hiroshi Hatake
  • Catherine Lemieux - Dr. Doreen Boyle




Customer rating

4.2
90%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A bitter pill to swallow

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    Candid
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    Season 2 picks up where Season 1 left off, but goes faster, darker, and is increasingly uneven. Instead of using flashbacks, the writers used flash-forwards for parts of the continuing story--not a bad thing, but its execution with all the plots-within-plots challenge one to maintain perspective from one episode to the next. There's nothing wrong with the acting, but the characters devolved--they became increasingly amoral, petty, and thereby unsympathetic. I was actually rooting for the contagion-of-the-season to wipe them all out. This season was particularly abundant in violence, gore, over-use of the S-word, Freudian slips, Greek tragedies, backstabbing [literal and figurative], and other elements... although it didn't reach Game of Thrones levels. The scripts were intelligent, but far too convoluted for their own good. All in all, I felt this season was a setup for failure. The network wasn't really supportive and the creative team's drive [including Ronald Moore's peripheral-only involvement] seemed to have lost steam. Whatever the case, viewership declined to such a point that SyFy HAD to cancel the series. Can't say that I disagree with that decision or that I'm sorry to see this series go bye-bye.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Such a shame it was cancelled

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    Merteuil
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    This does end with a cliff hanger, but I still think it is worth watching if you enjoyed the first season. I think part of the problem with the second season is that it works more like the beginning of a trilogy (the complaint of setting things up). I enjoyed the story in both timelines (two separated trips to this island many years apart). The final episode is quite something and the ending set up what would have been an amazing third season. Worth it if you liked the first season, I think. It may work best to binge watch it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Somewhat disappointing

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    JimmyB
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    I really enjoyed the first season and some of the conceits made in this universe. This season jumped the shark in some really bad ways. However, it does tie up some loose ends and heads into some dark places. There won't be a third season, so if you liked season 1, it's worth the shot. Temper those expectations, though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Canceled Show

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    Leafl33t
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    If your wanting a show to watch several years this is not it. It was canceled. I picked it up just to see where they were going with the show. I'm confused as to why they are ending it but they are.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I believe the series should have been continued.

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    Geotype
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    I really never understood how the producers could have changed the storyline from the first part of this series which was excellent. It is disappointing that it ended on this motif that sees its end.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Winding the clock backwards.

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    Salvador15
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    Recall or remembering what happened in the past and how the net result was better is not clear. It becomes the case of trying to identify who is the bad guy and who is worse than the other.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The final season was ok but felt rushed

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    Wolftitan
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    The second and final season of Helix was great but odd. It constantly shifted between times and something's went unexplained. So overall the final season was good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    awesome series .i hope it doesn't get axed.

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    buickboy87
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    i enjoyed this series the plot line is what we should be worried about .it is resendent evil only the company is run by imortials.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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