Breathing new life into a venerable series, "Thunderbirds Are Go Season 2" takes real, practical model and effects work, weds it to CG characters, and comes up with a very not bad mix. The second season model work no longer bobbles around like toys on strings, and the water effects are filmed now to give weight and scale, so, kudos. there. The heavy weight of Global Defense Force oversight presents a disturbing mini-totalitarian view of the future, but their planes are boss. Brains, you are not cool enough for your own catch phrase. Stop breaking the fourth wall. Parker, don't ever die. Also, I no longer want to punch Alan. Very much.
The characterisations are fun, the voice work is handled well...my only complaint with the "puppets" is with the heavy shadows and coloration of the "guest artistes". They are almost cartoonishly outlined and shaded.
Thanks too, for leaving the eco-disaster of the week which seemed a mainstay of season One.
All in all, it is a fun romp, and I await Season the Third.
High praise, too the the Freres Foster, doing yeomen's work of building upon Barry Gray's firm foundation. They remember his themes without aping them, and take off with their own high-adventure themes. I am awaiting delivery of a soundtrack album.
Overall, a great job, and a fun successor to the original.