Those of you who haven’t seen the first series of Stalked from JH Producties should go watch it right now, or at least check out my review. I’ll do my best as always, but I can’t promise a complete lack of spoilers for season one in this case. Go watch, I’ll wait.
Now let me tell you a little about the wild adventures in store for those crazy kids. First of all, Finn in now Kate (Amy Homberg), living on her own and ready to take on the world, with the help of her new and much nicer boyfriend, Josh (Matt Börgel). Olivia (Myrna Laanen) is still Olivia, though whether that’s a good thing or not isn’t an easy question. Despite the — let’s say painful — incident that naturally put quite a strain on their friendship at the end of season one, Kate still visits Olivia and tries to keep the relationship together.
But Olivia is certainly miserable where she is and wants to move in with Kate, except she has quite enough on her plate at the moment. Her ex, Jim (Billy John Twomey), wants to get back together with her despite currently dating Dakota (Jamie Munsey), who occasionally calls Kate to scream at her. And Josh worries that Kate isn’t really over Jim, which in turn makes Kate wonder if she isn’t really over Jim.
But you can’t have a series called Stalked without some danger in it, and Kate has that to deal with, too. With escaped mental patients, chase scenes, and the cutest little chainsaw ever, this second installment has all the quirky charm and bizarre happenings of the first. Olivia provides a lot of the quirkiness all by herself, managing to create a character that’s both friendly and frightening, while Kate puts all her energy into living the life she wants to lead at last. The series strikes a good balance of drama, lighter moments, and of course just the right dose of crazy to create a worthy successor to the original, featuring strange friendships, life and death struggles, and dreams coming true — or at least trying to.