It just seems like it was written by an intern, which is so strange since the first season I thought was such a good story it sucks that the follow up was "Uhh.. There are space ghosts, one of them is good and the rest are possessed by one that is evil because.. It's evil.. And uhh they need to get the five.. dimensional keys to fight them? Yeah fuck it that will do. Oh shit, what will we do when Quinn comes back with Nightfall? Fuck it kill her off."
Season 1 was really good, I really adored it, and I enjoy season 2 but part of me kind of feels like it missed the point. Half the characters were butchered, the feel of the show was butchered, it was made into a "Monster of the week." series with the main plot tacked on as nothing but a vehicle to collect the 7 dragon balls and wish to be a pokemon master, wheras seasn 1 seemed natural, the characters seemed natural, the villian seemed natural. Maybe I'm thinking too much about it but it genuinely feels like the shitty Soul vs Soulless meme. Openings of Gary dying in space to a melancholy metaphore of cookies to set up the episode compared to LOL LITERAL PISSING CONTEST season 2.
The only episode I think I really, really enjoyed and felt like S1 was the Nightfall Holoheck episode, because the characters were acting human, their thoughts and reactions had consequence compared to the dreadfully done "I am sad because my Dad is dead, I'm sad because my Dad is alive, I'm sad because my Dad is dead again, I'm sad because my Dad is alive again." rollercoaster, which just seemed bland, repetitive and insincere in everything except the time-statis-episode, which was very good.
Maybe I just want the show to be a little more melancholy and real rather than just "Lol space memes.", I'm pretty sure Season 2 was designed with the goal of "I wonder if we can get the Rick and Morty fanbase.".