Inside Job season 2 review: Adequately funny, quirky little binge

Inside Job season 2 follows Reagan contending with the regime change at Cognito Inc., trying to take revenge on her father while also finding the potential love of her life amidst the chaos.

Story

Rand has taken over Cognito Inc. and Reagan is fuming with the sense of vengeance she wants to exact on her father. Others are not so keen on the idea of a revolt against what they deem to be not any different a scenario from before.

Reagan continues her efforts to take revenge and in the process, stumbles upon Ron the memory-wiping guy from the Illuminati. He’s a detached, ironical dude who bemoans and detests his tragic life of living with all the memories he wipes from other people’s minds.

They both share similar goals — getting back at their bosses. The rivals make the clichéd transformation and end up as lovers passionately down for each other.

Their fling starts and they try to hide it from their respective companies, which also happen to be arch-nemeses of each other. It’s a hard gig and they both have to face some difficulties maintaining the relationship.

Meanwhile, Rand tries to get back together with Tamiko, even manipulating elections and planting his puppet at the White House, eventually getting a law passed under which divorcees would be obligated to visit their exes for a while at regular intervals.

Reagan eventually asks Ron for a date and the two start dating, but as the latter’s threshold for his immoral and absurd profession begins getting crossed, Reagan tries to get him to join Cognito Inc. instead.

That doesn’t go as planned and Ron is further distressed with all the morally bankrupt secretive stuff going on at Cognito Inc. He takes some time to think and leaves, while other missions and problems arise for Reagan to contend with.

Ron eventually offers Reagan a choice to elope with him to a better, happier future, away from the secret shadow governments and organisations. Meanwhile, the Robes offer her a choice as well, one that is massively appealing and would allow her to make something really beneficial for humanity.

Reagan finally has to make a difficult situation as Inside Job season 2 ends with the Robes revelling in their next sinister, secretive project that eludes the head of Cognito Inc., but for how long?

Performances

All the main voice cast of Inside Job returns for its second instalment and replicates the great work they did the last time around.

There’s no complaint to be had here as all the characters come to life and their animation is done justice with the real-life animated zeal of the voice actors.

Funny when the scene demands funny, and heartfelt when the scene demands the same; the voices lent to the characters nail it every time and do great justice to the writing.

Positives

The runtime is more concise and it makes for a less chaotic viewing experience. Sensory overload is kind of the point with most contemporary animation media but it’s nicer to have a more coherent and contained a set of episodes.

It’s an entertaining binge overall, with a fair share of funny and then sincere moments. The side characters also get their dedicated slot in the 8-episode run.

Negatives

The main storyline of ‘Inside Job’ season 2 is only confined to the last two episodes in season 1, and the pattern is repeated here as well. It would be nicer to get nuggets of canon continuity every now and then in the episodes leading up to the finale.

Verdict

Although there’s no distinguishingly remarkable bit about it, ‘Inside Job’ season 2 has an adequate amount when it comes to the funny gags and genuine moments, making for a great binging experience that’s rife with all the features one would expect from the animated show.

Inside Job season 2
Inside Job season 2 review: Adequately funny, quirky little binge 1

Director: David Ochs, Mike Bertino, Mollie Helms, Hanna Cho, Vitaliy Strokous

Date Created: 2022-11-18 13:30

Editor's Rating:
3

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