Alphabet boys series 2 review

Production company – Western Sound 

Rating –

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This should have been another release day special. Due to the fact that Into The Dirt was released a day later but scheduled first, this got pushed back to avoid two posts in two days (and ease my aching hands that have to type all this). So with a bit of jiggery-pokery, this one is being reviewed today instead. Phew, sorry for the digression, but I try not to miss release days. Not that I’ve ever had release days to stick to until recently, so another shout out to GreatPods for hooking me up again!

So what’s it about?

Alphabet Boys is an investigation into the shady activities of the FBI, the DEA and the CIA. Truth be told, I binged series 1 immediately before I got the advance episodes of series 2 just so I could familiarise myself with what’s going on. There was no need to though. Whilst the setting is the same, the stories are unrelated.

Flaviu Georgescu was born in Bulgaria. After becoming an American citizen, he got a job working with a relative in Las Vegas. He gained a reputation as someone who could acquire anything for his high class customers. His reputation must have preceded him somewhat, because he got approached to broker an arms deal for the Colombian militia group FARC. 

As the deal progressed, his deep love for America led him to contact the CIA to notify them, and soon (he thought) he was an official informant. Except he wasn’t. Due to a misunderstanding, Flaviu was working entirely on his own. Unfortunately, that was the least of his problems. Soon he is caught in a quite frankly unbelievable web of informants and undercover agents.

Is it any good?

Series 2 is a real mindbender. The nature of the story means it gets very hard to follow exactly what is going on, and who’s working for who. The only way I can describe it, is like the Charlie Day meme from Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia with the board and all the red strings pointing everywhere. The podcast logo for this series is absolutely accurate. I don’t want to give any spoilers, so I won’t say more than that.

Being released by Western Sound, you know the production will be high. I was disappointed that I came to this series so late. I would have liked to listen to series one as it was released, but “better late than never” as they say.

Final thoughts.

I really enjoyed this one, although if I’m honest I preferred series one. Yet again there is a great sense of injustice as the lives of ordinary people get destroyed. This time it’s not even corruption, as in A Tradition Of Violence etc. but rather the complete lack of empathy shown to the public by the powers that be.

I’ll be interested to see what season three has in store. I really can’t get enough of this kind of thing at the moment.

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