This is basically a “Life is Strange” TV series with Chloe’s character getting the superpowers. Apart from the central friendship dynamic from that game between the two girls. The show is centered on Henry, a teenage girl and high school student who discovers, while she is being sexually assaulted, that she has superpowers.
All of you may know that the idea of this show has picked up from the novel. Therefore, there are many reasons left to renew the show. However, the release date Is not conformed til yet. But you may have the third season of Impulse Season 3 in October 2020.
It’s basically a heavy kind of young adult fare; heavy meaning it spends quite a bit of time dealing with sexual assault and broken relationships and unrealistic teenage idealism butting heads with reality.
It often leans on the drama elements more heavily than the superpower fantasy elements. If you don’t like young adult fiction with female leads if you don’t like watching teenagers act like teenagers. Or if you find it upsetting to be made unwillingly to empathize with sexual assault victims. There are shadowy government agents. Conspiracy. A long lost dad we never see, and a good bit of violence toward the last quarter of the season.
What kept it all together in the end for me was the acting. Maddie Hasson makes Henrietta feel like a real person. And her relationships with her family members all work well and feel emotionally authentic. Sarah Desjardins as the stepsister, Missi Pyle as the mom, and Matt Gordon as the stepdad, all do a great job in their respective roles and I really felt for them during all the chaos that the show throws their way.