The second season of the 2019 hit German web series How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) is streaming now on Netflix. The show was very much liked by the local as well as the international audience. In a year, it gained a lot of fans all over the world. In June, when Netflix released the trailer of season 2, netizens can’t keep themselves calm.
HOW TO SELL DRUGS ONLINE (FAST) SEASON 2 REVIEW
Here is a non-spoiler review of How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) season 2. Here I talked about the good & bad things I observed in the writing, direction, performances, production and execution of the show.
The show became so famous only because of the whole cast’s brilliant performances. Maximilian Mundt is definitely the perfect choice for the role of Moritz. He is a nerd but a cool one. He know what he wants but due to his emotional decisions, he mess all it up many times. His character development is the best so far. Lenny played by Danilo Kamperidis is an adorable character. We can definitely call him ‘the most likeable character of HtSDOF’.
Dan’s character development also needs to be appreciated because of many reasons. Damian Hardung improves his role to a good extent. In season 1, we don’t like him at all but in season 2 he turns out to be a sweet person. Roland Riebeling as Jens Zimmermann is the kind of father Moritz deserves. He’s funny & happy. All his scenes in S2, gives you a happy vibe. Lisa’s character don’t get that much of an improvement here, but real fans know what she holds in her.
The season 2 is quite a lot complex than season 1 but that’s definitely not a bad thing at all. In the process of introducing new characters, many subplots have been created during the running time. While watching the first season, it never felt that complex but here it becomes a little distraction at some point. Maybe that’s something the creators want to put out because it will help open up a clear path for season 3, you don’t know.
The only thing that bothers many of us in this season is the English dubbing. The show is originally in German language and for the international audience English is the best easy way to watch it. For some weird reasons, the dialogues were also factually incorrect in English.
WRITING & DIRECTION
The other thing about the show that impresses me very much from the first season is the brilliant writing and direction of it. Show creators Philipp Käßbohrer & Matthias Murmann brilliantly portrayed a high school crime drama in a hilarious way. The awkward humour is the thing that keeps the show alive till the very end. The first episode took some time to kickoff but when it does, it goes all in.
From the start of second episode, there’s no coming back. I finished the whole season in one go. The unexpected twists keeps me engaged and the funny sequences makes it even interesting to watch. The ending was a little bit unsettling but I know why it happened. The path for season 3 is so clear right now. If you leave those little complicated things aside, the show is amazing.
In a whole, How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) season 2 is quite impressive and satisfying with respect to what I expected. After Dark, HtSDOF is the only German web series that delivers what it promises. Season 3 will be a great watch, I can see it coming.