Watch as one man overcomes depression and focuses on the beauty of life in After Life Season 2, a Netflix Original Series. With topics on mental health issues and coping with depression, this show wraps you into the storyline with each episode.
Read my initial thoughts on After Life on Netflix here.
Life goes on. The best way to sum up what living is like, you’d have to compare it to a revolving door.
Just as quickly as you’d make your way into this world, you’re seconds away from exiting it.
In After Life Season 2, we meet Tony Johnson again, only this time he’s more positive. Meeting people in similar shoes helps Ricky Gervais’ character understand the beauty of living.
Death surrounds him and he does his best to make the most out of the time he has with everyone. From his dad to co-workers, he slowly begins to understand the pain he’s been feeling and ways to help others cope with theirs.
Losing a loved one isn’t easy. You notice in Season 1 how losing his wife Lisa has taken a toll on him. The introvert protagonist finds himself feeling sorry for his current situation and takes it out on others, something he wishes he didn’t do.
As time goes on, you find he’s learned to allow people into his life. By expressing his emotions, he meets kind-hearted people, who can relate to his emotions.
He becomes the glue — connecting people to one another. His connections lead others to happiness, some surprising ones along the way.
Relationship Advice From After Life Season 2
Some of the best lessons come to us when we least expect it. That’s one of the funny things about life.
Watching the Netflix Original Series After Life has made me realize there are things in life we can’t control. Nor would we want to.
Some of the most trying moments in our lives will help us get through anything.
I shared a time when love helped my husband and me pull through. It’s helped us deal with other moments in life as well.
Since I finished Season 2 of After Life, I’ve made it a point to focus on the people that matter. Myself, my family, and most importantly, my spouse.
There was a handful of relationship advice I picked up from the Netflix show.
Never let your emotions dictate your ending.
The pain his wife felt during her last days were unbearable, but she kept a smile. To see Ricky Gervais’ character deal with the emotions was an eye-opener for me.
Sometimes we forget how beautiful life can be by focusing on the pain that it brings. Yes, it makes us human to feel emotion, but it shouldn’t define us.
Sadness is a part of life. Living a sad life isn’t.
Don’t be afraid to move forward.
There’s beauty in letting go — you just need to find it. One of the best lessons I’ve learned is that people and things move on.
At times, it might seen unfair to forget or be forgotten, but you learn to appreciate the time you had. The experiences you received along the way are what shape you.
You matter, even when you feel you don’t.
The scariest thing about seeing people and things move forward is feeling as though you don’t matter. You can drive yourself insane feeling this way.
The truth is, you matter. You mattered then and you continue to matter now.
As in After Life Season 2, you find yourself pushing people away because you resent that they get to move forward as well.
When you’re ready, you’ll be able to see how much you matter, not only to others, but to yourself.
Working on those personal thoughts of how you see yourself is what will help you understand your value.
Enjoy the ride.
It’s going to be a rollercoaster of emotions. Make sure the good emotions outweigh the bad ones.
This is how you’ll know whether or not it’s worth working on your relationship.
Final Thoughts On After Life Season 2 Review
I’ve always enjoyed watching Ricky Gervais. The characters he portrays are a lot like his personality.
The message in this Netflix Original Series is one that hit home for me. I’ve always feared finding someone and loving them whole-heartedly.
Watching the protagonist slowly begin to move on from the pain was exciting and painful — all at once.
There will be plenty of tears, so grab your tissues. I recommend watching this alone because there will be ugly cry moments as well.
If you choose to watch with a friend, make sure they’re familiar with Ricky Gervais’ humor. Some people might not understand it and will be confused throughout the entire show.
Be prepared for a show that pulls at your heartstrings and makes you realize there’s more to life after sadness.
You can fall into a depression and be lifted by joy. I hope you give the second season a try. Here’s a snippet of Season 3.
Insights from other seasons:
9 responses to “‘After Life’ Season 2 Reminds You The Beauty Of Living”
Oh wow. This sounds like an amazing show! I can’t beileve I watch Netflix almost daily and never knew it was on there. I have to watch it!
Hmmm, this is the first I’ve heard of this show on Netflix. I have been trying to find something new to watch, not sure hubs will be into this, but I’ll try to see if I can watch it while he’s at work 😉
This sounds like a series I should watch, I’ve been looking for something new to binge watch on Netflix!
Sounds like my kind of show. You made me curious. I would like to watch After Life 1 too!
This sounds like a great movie, men’s emotional or mental health has been put aside for ages. Lol. It’s nice to watch something like this with my wife.
I’ve never heard of this show, but I am adding it to my list of shows to watch on Netflix next. This definitely sounds like something we could all watch.
i’ve never heard of this series! I will for sure check it out, I just finished watching Locked Up…
I had not heard of this but I think I will add it to my list of things to watch! Looks super interesting!
Oh wow! After finishing The vampire diaries series, I now need a good show to watch! This one sounds amazing 😍