Primal: Season 2 (Blu-ray) – Series Review
Follow Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Distributor: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Episodes: 10
Duration: 20 min (per episode)

Primal: Season 2 (Blu-ray) – Series Review

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Good: Art direction, Story
Bad: Might be a bit too brutal for some viewers
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As reviewers, we try to do our best to discuss a lot of different aspects of movies and series, such as voice acting in animated series. We have had a lot of renowned voice actors bring well-known characters to life over the years, such as Mark Hamill voicing the Joker or Kevin Conroy who brought Batman to life. Sadly, Kevin Conroy passed away too soon, but his iconic rendition of the caped crusader will forever be remembered. Now, we’ll be taking a look at an animated series that has no voice acting in it, and thus it relies solely on its presentation. It did take us a while to get into the format of Primal, but we absolutely loved it.

The show’s premise for the second season is rather simple. Spear (Aaron LaPlante) is determined to find Mira (Laëtitia Eïdoà), and as always, he’ll have Fang by his side. The first hurdle is to cross a massive ocean, which is something new for the caveman and dinosaur. The story picks up from this point, and it further evolves in fleshing out the characters, as well as their exploration of new surroundings.

Even though there is pretty much no dialogue in the show, the story does progress in a clear and captivating way. You’ll see characters evolve throughout the experience, and you’ll also in an odd way start to care about a lot of these primitive creatures. Even though there are some smaller gaps in the story at times, it’s easy to understand what is going on. This show is extremely brutal and doesn’t shy away from rather explicit scenes with dismemberment, and other gruesome ways to die. Even for an animated show we were sometimes even surprised by some of the gruesome scenes.

As stated in the introduction, Primal does not really have any voice acting present in the show, but even so, the limited primal grunts and shouts often get the point across. The show, however, heavily relies on its background music and visual presentation. The background music and general sound effects all heighten the atmosphere and as a whole, the show is very cinematic. We’d even go as far as to say that the sound design is actually of higher quality than a lot of modern-day films. On top of that is the visual presentation, which not only incorporates great animations but also dramatic effects. Sometimes certain aspects will be highlighted, such as a long scene just depicting one of Fang’s eyes, for dramatic effect.

The Blu-ray version of the second season of Primal comes with only one bonus feature. You’ll be able to watch a short making of feature that shows how the series came to life via the storyboards and the great sound design. Overall, it’s a very simple special feature, but it’s still quite interesting to see nonetheless.


Primal: Season 2 is a great series for those who enjoy gritty animated shows. We were treated to a fitting conclusion to Spear, Fang, and Mira’s story, and we do hope the show can still grow into a seasonal anthology series, where upcoming seasons will revolve around other characters with the same dark and ‘primal’ atmosphere. That being said, if you’re a fan of the first season, you’ll love what the second season has to offer.

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