THE SHORT VERDICT:
Less slick and less stylish than the first season, this second season is grittier, darker and way bloodier.
While I missed the finesse of Season 1, Season 2 did give us more meat in terms of character development and team & relationship dynamics.
The episode-to-episode crimes generally also showed more complexity compared to those in Season 1.
Most importantly, Season 2 gave us more time with our favorite vampire prosecutor – and who can argue with that?