Crackle’s second season of Chosen brings it again
The original mini-series ‘Chosen’ is back for a second season on Crackle.com, and it’s more of the same great suspense as we saw in the first.
In January of this year I posted a short review of the first season of Chosen (or CH:OS:EN, if you want to get all technical about it), where I gave it high marks. The web series has definite high production value, with the acting chops to accompany it. The series is back for a second season, premiering tomorrow on Crackle.com, and so far it has more of the same level of quality or more.
Back this season are the main characters from the last. Milo Ventimiglia is back as Ian Mitchell, as well as Nicki Whelan as his wife, Laura, and Caitlin Carmichael as their daughter, Ellie. While the season doesn’t exactly pick up where it left off in season one — and the Mitchells not being the front-and-center main characters this season — we do get a sense of what they’ve been up to early on.
The main point of focus this season seems to be newcomer to the Chosen game, Jacob Orr (Chad Michael Murray), who comes upon a familiar looking box and all of the craziness that follows along with it. While Jacob’s life is quite a different one than led by Ian, he’s still keen on figuring out what the hell this all means, who’s behind it and how to get out of it. There’s a definite sense that Jacob’s not one to take any of this lying down, and he’s going to eventually get to a point where he gets very close to those who’re putting him — and others — through this mess. But will he have what it takes to stop it once and for all?
This is the kind of series I just love to see these days. They’re all completely compelling webisodes, which you can swallow down in one big bite or nibble at in chunks as your time allows. Overall, though, there are no “throwaway” episodes — it’s all connected, and you want to see every single one of them play out. The seasons are short and sweet, and they deliver. I caught the first two episodes of this new season, and they do not disappoint.
Check out the first season now and catch up (quickly — they’re not long) before the second season on December 12th!
UPDATE: Also, some other good news … a third season of Chosen has already been greenlit!