Fans were excited when Netflix announced it had not only renewed Firefly Lane for a second season, but would also be extended to 16 episodes instead of just 10. Season 2 was split into two parts, the first half airing in December and the second in April 2023. Diehard fans of Firefly Lane might have enjoyed how the show ended, but it left a lot to be desired for me.
For starters, I don’t think Firefly Lane needed such a long second season. Ten episodes would have been pushing it as it was, but 16 just made the series drag out every single storyline until it had no tension left whatsoever. The problem with a show like this one is that since it’s split across multiple timelines, we already knew what would eventually happen in the present-day because of what had happened before, so there was no suspense about Johnny and Kate’s relationship, for instance.
Then there was the teenage storylines, which, while cute, weren’t really important to the main story. We didn’t need to see the theater drama between Kate and Tully or the subplots revolving around Lisa Karen or Coop. Much of the second season, particularly the second half, was a retread of things we’d already seen on the show before.
Written by Maddy Lennon