Out to avenge his mother's death, a college student pledges to a secret order and lands in a war between werewolves and practitioners of dark magic.
Format: Web Series
Movie Rated: 16+
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Suspense
Digital Premiere Date: 18 June 2020
What is it about?
In Season 1, we are introduced to Jack Morton (Jake Manley) who just got accepted into Belgrave University. His aim is to get into the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose — a secret society where his father Edward Coventry (Max Martini) is a member. Jack and his grandfather Pete Morton (Matt Frewer) both blame Edward for Jack's mother's death. Over the course of the first season, Jack becomes a member of the titular Order, but he also becomes a member of the Knights of Saint Christopher — a group of werewolves who guard against evil magic. In 'The Order', the werewolf lore is different in that one becomes a werewolf when a werewolf hide chooses them. The Knights' job description makes them the Order's rivals.
In Season 2 we see Alyssa and Vera who have spent most of the summer suppressing the Knights’ memories of who (and what) they really are. And their efforts have clearly been effective because Jack is now a platinum-haired cheer squad wannabe who’s in love with Gabrielle. Still, Alyssa and Vera are at odds about how to proceed from here. Vera wants to add the Knights’ powers to the Order, but she isn’t sure she can trust them. Meanwhile, Alyssa thinks they should operate in reverse, inducting the Knights into the Order as a means to gain control over them. This becomes even more complicated when they figure out that “magic makes werewolves angry,” and can even trigger their transformation.
The Order Season 2 excels at presenting all sides to a situation, whether that be the Knights working through the pros and cons of whether or not to join The Order or having multiple people attempt to handle the Praxus situation. Everyone has their own tactics when it comes to protecting The Order and their own, and while you may not agree with them, it’s easy to see where everyone is coming from. We see Vera killing a council member to get what she wants because the council isn’t taking her seriously, the anti-wolf students spying on the Knights to prove that they are up to no good, and Jack and Randall getting Hamish to give up The Order’s next raid in order to make a deal with Praxus to get them one step closer to saving Lilith. It’s easy to understand everyone’s motives, and if you hate the anti-wolf students, you have to admit that they aren’t completely off base by spying on the Knights with the loom — Jack and Randall are kinds of plotting to betray The Order.
Performances and other departments
All the actors have done a good job when it comes to playing their parts. There are lots of twists and turn and copious amounts of mystery and fantasy. True at times, the writing may seem lazy, but nevertheless it is an interesting watch.
The songs played in the background are perfect for the tense and the gripping moments. The music too is fantastic, as for a show with supernatural elements, the music plays a key role.
Adults might find it boring as it is a bunch of teens doing magical things. Also, the show has a lot of potentials and we wish the makers harness it even more.
If you loved watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer, you might like this show. The show has perfect amounts of mystery, intrigue, romance and even comedy. The humour is so tongue-in-cheek that you might guffaw all night long.
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