Hilda: S2
December 15, 2020 5:50 AM - Season 2 (Full Season) - Subscribe

Fearless, free-spirited Hilda finds new friends, adventure and magical creatures when she leaves her enchanted forest home and journeys to the city.

The Life of Hilda, written and performed by Bella Ramsey.

Interview with the creative team.
posted by 1970s Antihero (9 comments total)
We've only watched the first episode, but it was such a warmhearted feeling to have it back, especially right now. I suspect we're going to dole out the rest of the episodes on days "as needed."

As a heads up - Gund has official plushies now. I'm not saying that I'm a fully grown adult who asked for Twig mittens for Christmas, but I'm also not going to judge anyone else who wants a pair. ;-)
posted by librarianamy at 6:08 AM on December 16, 2020 [2 favorites]

If anyone knows of a quality T-shirt featuring the Wood Man, let me know!

I'm four episodes in and have found it all amazing.

I wonder what people think about the violence getting a bit real in episode 4. The beheading especially stood out for me. I keep wondering if I could get my 10-y-o daughter to watch this show, except I know every single thing about it would terrify her. I think episode 4 should just put the question to rest for a few more years.
posted by polecat at 1:11 PM on December 16, 2020

Did anyone else get the impression that after being told the truth and having the magic be put in their hands, they went back to doing the same thing? After all, they really seemed to be having fun...
posted by happyroach at 9:42 AM on December 17, 2020

I wonder what people think about the violence getting a bit real in episode 4.

I'm a bit surprised they kept the Y-7 rating with that episode. I guess the glowing bits make it count as "fantasy violence"? Normally the show aims to be scary / suspenseful but has a good heart. That one was just violent and playing it off for laughs. It felt out of place more than anything.

Episode 8 (The Fifty Year Night) was great. Like anything involving time travel it doesn't hold up to a lot of scrutiny. But it was fun and felt like a very good Doctor Who episode crammed into half the time.
posted by Gary at 11:55 PM on December 17, 2020

Well, I cried pretty hard at The Deerfox at 6:30am. My heartstrings are not a complicated instrument.
posted by curious nu at 6:35 AM on December 24, 2020 [3 favorites]

Omg, The Deerfix punched every single of my buttons and the tears rolled freely tonight. My poor cats are kind of tired of the hugs. My husband said that should have come with an “emotionally destructive” tag. Sheesh.
posted by librarianamy at 5:29 PM on January 4, 2021 [1 favorite]

If anyone knows of a quality T-shirt featuring the Wood Man, let me know!

Just Announced from Forbidden Planet
posted by 1970s Antihero at 12:36 PM on January 15, 2021 [1 favorite]

Thanks! I think I know what kind of tea to put into my Wood Man mug.
posted by polecat at 2:08 PM on February 1, 2021 [1 favorite]

I've watched it all twice now. I loved how they wrote the developing tensions between Hilda and Mum. Delighted how charming Deputy Gerda turned out to be in ep 12 (and how she gradually tires of Ahlberg's narcissistic bullshit). The 2nd time through I caught that Hilda says "I wish that I could be a troll" near the beginning of ep 13.

(Completely speculative) predictions for season 3:
* Troll mama kidnapped Hilda b/c she somehow knows Hilda can solve whatever problem is driving the trolls out of the mountain
* We'll find out what the Yule Lads get up to in the summer
* Raven will return (he must have migrated south for winter?)
posted by polecat at 3:59 PM on February 4, 2021

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