In the ever-expanding world of streaming television, it is a rarity when a show can surprise you. You feel like you have seen almost everything before 

Yet this can often clear the space for a show to come along and prove itself to be a cut above, an experience that carves out its place as being something rather unique. 

The intriguing first season of the Prime Video thriller series The Wilds was one such show. It raised a whole host of interesting ideas 

By the time the story ended on a cliffhanger, audiences were left with many unanswered questions and the hope that another season would put forth some unique ones of its own.  

This makes it all the more unfortunate this second outing not only fails to live up to the bar it set for itself, but it also ends up feeling stuck in reverse. 

Despite some glimpses of its former self, it all ends up becoming directionless and stuck looking backward as opposed to forward.

The Wilds picks up right where we left off in the first season with the show’s characters at the height of a crisis.  

Rachel was attacked by a shark while floating out in the water, providing an explanation of how she lost her hand that we see her without in many of the jumps forward in time.