Young Royals Season Two is Here and Does Not Come to Play

Young Royals Season Two is Here and Does Not Come to Play

By Rabia Chatriwala, Staff Writer

Please note that this review contains Young Royals season one spoilers. 

Young Royals season two is out, and fans are raving about it, and so am I. After season one came out last year, fans have been anxiously awaiting season two, and it did not disappoint.

Season one ends with Wilhelm, played by Edvin Ryding, leaving Hillerska for the holiday break after he and Simon, played by Omar Rudberg, broke up. Fans were left heartbroken after the season one finale, and many had questions. What will happen to August? Will Wilhelm and Simon get back together? Can Simon ever forgive Wilhelm? What is Wilhelm going to do to August? What is going on with Sara and August? Thankfully, all of these questions are answered in season two, but even more issues are brought to light because clearly, the writers of this show want the viewers to have NO PEACE. Regardless, there were so many things that made season two of Young Royals truly special. 

One of my favorite things about this new season was the bigger role Felice played. This season really explores Felice, played by Nikita Uggla, and her friendship with Sara, played by Frida Argento, and Wilhelm. Furthermore, it was nice to see Felice develop secure and strong friendships and really heal from everything that happened last season.

Not only did Felice’s story line improve the show, but the soundtrack played a huge role as well. Last season, the soundtrack played a huge part in why I enjoyed the show, and this season the soundtrack did not disappoint either. There are so many good songs on the soundtrack that eloquently capture different aspects of the show. “Wannabe Ghetto” by FATA BOOM captures the rich kids that go to Hillerska and how they party, “Simon’s Song” by Rudberg himself captures Simon’s feelings for Wilhelm, and “The Most Beautiful Boy (Felsmann + Tiley Reinterpretation)” by The Irrepressibles and Felsmann + Tiley encapsulates the beauty of the show as a whole. 

Another thing the Young Royals directors Rojda Sekersöz and Erika Calmeyer did really well was the cinematography as a whole. The close-up shots of the characters’ faces are just one of the steps up from last season’s camera angles. The placement of the camera and how the characters are filmed, especially with large landscape shots, show how much thought the directors put into filming and directing the show. 

Season two was really great and there are different aspects of Wilhelm’s personality shown to the viewers. This along with the soundtrack and cinematography means season two of Young Royals deserves five out of five stars.