Welcome to Queer Fudanshi! Let’s Talk. Today, we’re going to talk about Carmilla Season 2 Episodes 19-36.
Carmilla is a web series from Canada by Kinda TV. The show is based off of a novel by the same name about a girl who was hunted and seduced by a female vampire. The web series takes that idea and modernizes it.
Laura is a university freshman who’s roommate one day dissappears before a new girl named Carmilla barges in claiming to be her new roommate. With the help of her friends and her vlog, Laura investigates the mysterious disappearances of girls in her school before finding out that her new roommate is a vampire! And then (of course), falling in love with her.
If you would like to start from the top of our conversation about this series, feel free to click here to my post about the first half of season 1.
My Thoughts Before Watching
I’m looking forward to watching this second half of season 2. The one thing I hope for most out of Carmilla Season 2 Episodes 19-32 is an increase in energy. I really want this second to be full of drama, romance, and excitement. I’m looking forward to seeing more and I feel like the web series will deliver.
In addition, I’m gonna try not to be too bothered by the vlog set up. I’ve already established that I’m not a fan. From now on, I’m just gonna accept it and think about everything else going on with the series.
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The Talk (Spoilers Ahead):
As always, after reading this blog post make sure to click on the QF Youtube vid for some of my other thoughts.
First, the mention of a reanimated corpse teacher peaked my interest. Just like I said in my thoughts of part one of this season, this school has become a madhouse and I love it. I love the idea of all these fantastical events suddenly popping up around the school.
If you guys didn’t read this past weekly update, I talked about how the Carmilla-verse is expanding into a tv show and play. Perhaps the best idea for an expansion is one that focuses on the school and how it functions as this crazy fantasy institution. Perhaps make Silas University into a Hogwarts?
Episode 22 and Laura
Laura’s rant at the start of episode 22 was wonderful. If I could give an award I would have given it to the actress right then. In fact, that entire episode was wonderful. The dark, dramatic tone was stunning. It grabbed me and held my interest. Evrything came together in that episode. The actors, the directing, the lighting, the writing. The very fact that Carmilla sold out her sister was a big moment that was delivered with subtle grace.
That said, character wise Laura is a blind, selfish idiot. She told the secret to tell Carmilla’s sister? Come on. Like that wasn’t going to go south. Plus, she’s completely selfish and wants Carmilla to change totally for her. Not only the fact that she is a vampire, but also all her personality quirks. Then she has the nerve to say she doesn’t like it when Carmilla is possessive. While I appreciate the realistic emotions and the wonderful way they were presented, the character has lost all respect from me as a viewer.
One character I really enjoyed in this season is Perry. Seeing her be this mix of emotions from chipper Betty Crocker to dark Mother-May-I is loads of fun. I bet the actress had a field day. At the start of Part 2, I had the thought that she could potentially become the villian. While I was technically right, I wish the show had fully gone into that instead going with “she’s possessed.”
In addition, Perry being the big bad showed another problem with the show. Like I said, it was pretty clear by episode 29 that Perry was the big bad. She was the only common link to all the mysterious deaths. I’m (not) surprised that self-titled reporter Laura never bothered to think things through. Instead, the characters kept choosing to ignore the obvious story the show’s writing had placed in front of everyone. Honestly, I don’t know if I should just be like “Silly characters,” or blame this on bad writing.
Ultimately, I’m happy with how Carmilla Season 2 Episodes 19-36 played out, but I also must note a few things that bothered me.
The second half of Season 1 was not the heightened experience that I asked for, but it certainly was engaging and exciting in some parts. I like that the story was dark, but all of the consequences the characters faced at the end were reveresed in the last episode.
I liked that Carmilla stood up against the bossy Laura, but it seems like the couple will quickly get back together 50 Shades sequel style. Also, I loved seeing Perry go through this dark and twisted storyline. That said, I would have preferred Perry really got that storyline and not a possessed ghost.
Carmilla Season 2 Episodes 19-36 were fun, and dark, and a nice installment to the series as a whole. Hopefully, the next and final season will contain some sort of way to fix some if not all these problems, so that there’s nothing but great fun.
My rating for Carmilla Season 2 Episodes 19-36 is 4 stars out of 5. What’s Yours?