Zoo: Season 2
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Zoo: Season 2

For a very long time, predating the historical account, humanity has achieved and retained the ultimate niche in the global ecosystem, alpha predator. Despite the indisputable fact that we are not the fastest, strongest or prolific species we are the most deadly. The only reason we survived is our cunning the ability to devise plans and execute them with unparalleled efficiency. Series on the CBS network, ‘Zoo’ which posited an interesting idea, what if the animals around the world came to the unanimous decision that they were tired of these puny naked apes owning the world and proceeded to do something about it. The opinions of many people open the fan base and critical communities not overly impressed with the first season but felt that the series had considerable potential. With the second season background of the principal characters and building, the relationships established in the general situation laid out for the audience’s consideration. Instead of the usual sophomore slump this series stood upon the shoulders of freshman effort was able to pull itself together as a tautly crafted mystery that readily captivates the audience. In some ways, this TV series could be considered part of the horror genre, a ruthless adversary capable of slaughtering human life without compunction. It also contains elements of the traditional guilty pleasure, the disaster flick. The drastic change threatens the existence of humanity in the natural order. In most instances when a television series tries to straddle so many different types of categories result is a mélange unable to create a clearly defined narrative voice. By getting much of the exposition out of the rain season one, the second season was liberated, no longer tethered to the ruination of pacing created by incessant interruptions provide back stories. They come into the second season already emotionally invested the principal characters. The season can begin with the dire circumstances dangerously escalating to the point that it is no longer a wild conspiracy theory is becoming a major concern for governments.

At first, no one believed that population of animals around the world or affected by some mutation that resulted in bizarre and dangerous behavior. Dr. Jackson Oz (James Wolk) is an American zoologist during field work in Kenya along with his friend, a local, Abraham (Nonso Anozie), who typically employed as a Safari guide. They were the first to notice the operation of animals that are normally predators drastically changing the behavior and working in concert with each other. The effects of this change were predicted by the research pursued by Jackson’s father, Prof. Robert Oz (Ken Olin). As a part of his theories, he concluded that physical manifestation could be seeing any difference in the eyes of the affected animals. He referred to them as ‘Dominant Pupils.' In the second season, mutations have rapidly expanded. They moved on from large mammals to include lots of bats numbering in the millions and even more significant associations of birds and insects. Jackson has determined that the sudden mutations sparked by modifications in the products produced and distributed by Reid Global, a multinational conglomerate with an eclectic variety of products. They have made a genetic modification that has become part of the entire line of goods resulting in the proliferation that extends to every part of the global ecosystem. Most of the first season the corporation was the villain, potentially responsible for the end of humanity, Jackson and his ragtag band of like-minded people went to great trouble to investigate the company and their culpability. Now, to insulate themselves from irreparable harm to their reputation and fiscal resources, Jackson and his team are provided with a state-of-the-art cargo jet outfitted as a mobile laboratory. With almost unlimited resources they are charged to do everything necessary to halt the expansion of the mutation and find a cure. While this may seem like an impossible change in direction for such a powerful corporate entity, it does come across is entirely realistic. With the right spin placed on events but highly paid professionals, Reid Global will not be remembered as the cause of the disaster but as the ones that spearheaded the salvation of our culture.

In the first season, circumstances are such that the group of people from vastly different backgrounds and professions pull together. Chloe Tousignant (Nora Arnezeder) had been a member of the French intelligence community now y was now using her expertise in covert operations and political savvy to serve as the coordinator for the group. Dr. Mitch Morgan (Billy Burke) is a forensic veterinary pathologist was of the first people to realize the behavioral and physiological changes in the animals it was incremental to developing a rudimentary cure. Introduced to the audience as the determined young journalist, Jamie Campbell (Kristen Connolly), or character has quickly evolved the requisite pretty face to a crucial part of the team. At the beginning of the second season, she is left to guard most precious animal in the world; a leopard cub was unaffected by the virus. Its blood is the key to producing the cure. The leopard was being back to the research facilities a combination of the wild animals and opportunistic warlords Jamie become separated from the group was still in possession of the leopard. After the usual banks that are leaving a member of the team behind, particularly one possession of the only hope for the world, the rest of the team has to convince the authorities to divert workforce many global hotspots to search for one young woman. This infuses a bit of political intrigue into the overall plot as well as a military component to help drive the action.

Throughout this season the primary concern is that the animals are becoming increasingly coordinated. One of the major side effects of the mutation is that animals can now communicate between species providing them with the ability to coordinate attacks on uncanny precision. Squadrons of bats talk in the skies as they tear into dictation equipment and even bring down aircraft. Acts of animals ranging from formally domesticated dogs to wild animals, including those officially confined to zoological parks, take control of the streets forcing humanity to cower in whatever place of relative safety they can find. One of the most frightening aspects of this series is plausibility. Those scenarios that feature supernatural creatures such as unstoppable monsters wearing a hockey mask or another interested a raggedy red and green sweater and fedora, impossible to realize. However, there is a deeply seated fear of wild animal attacks that embedded in the most primitive areas of our mind. It is the reason why the passport is so effective, the snapping jaws filled with sharp teeth, dripping saliva, triggers a fear dating back for the first glimmers of civilization. We watch the protagonist surrounded by wild animals, heavily armed and trained soldiers falling to their brutal attacks subconsciously that same primordial fear assumes the viewers. This is turned out to be one of the best television series currently active. Thankfully series has been picked up for a third season which considering the excitement that it has to build upon should be quite a spectacular source of entertainment.

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Gag Reel

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Deleted Scenes

Posted 12/09/2016

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