It depends on how desperate you are for new content, but I wouldn’t recommend it to a friend. My biggest issue is that I’m not entirely confident Homecoming needed an entirely unrelated second season. So, I don’t feel compelled to continue watching, especially since the first episode didn’t capture my attention. The problem? The mystery elements are straight-up bizarre.
For example, the only thing Jacqueline remembers about what happened before waking up on the boat is—drumroll, please—towels. Yes, towels. “Little ones. They were red, but you weren’t allowed to touch them,” she says.
Buddy’s response? “That’s f***ing weird.” And I couldn’t agree more. Not only can I think of a billion things that would have been more exciting than towels, but I also don’t feel inclined to figure out what it means, since the first episode failed to address it any further.
Also, when Jacqueline arrives at the motel, she and Buddy discover a melon sitting on the bed. Not a knife, not a ransom note—but a melon, which (again) has no explanation. Maybe there’s a reason for the decoy fruit, but at this point, I’m just confused.
The episode ends on a cliffhanger, since Buddy steals the money, bashes Jacqueline on the head and bolts out the door. Even so, I don’t feel totally obliged to watch the next episode.
The premiere almost seemed like a really short movie, introducing us to a character and then concluding the story line when her supposed “partner in crime” turns on her.
If my boredom reaches a certain point during self-quarantine, I might consider finishing Homecoming season two. But after watching the first episode, it’s definitely not a priority. (No offense, Monáe.)