The end of Lucha Underground season two is nearly upon us and what a season it has been. Lucia Underground continued to be a breath of fresh air to the wrestling scene with its innovative style, Grindhouse influence and kickass action.
There no weight divisions everyone fights everyone. There is no gender specification here as the women are on par with the men which allows a refreshing perspective and perceives the female competitors as wrestlers and nothing less.
The Lucha train picked up speed during the first season and it did not slow one bit during the second. Like a good television show should LU became addictive must watch TV for both wrestling and non-wrestling fans. The plots thickened, the storylines shocked and therefore intrigue heightened. You became invested in the characters and their ongoings within the Temple both in and out of the ring thanks to the excellently shot vignettes which feature a beautiful combination of ancient Aztec supernatural mythology, Mexican history, traditions and beliefs, the underworld, spacemen, dragons, undercover cops and the end of the world.
This mixture of Grindhouse cinema, Kung-Fu, video games, comic books, American, Japanese and Mexican wrestling styles, violence, over-the-top characters and slick production values all combine to create something very special indeed.
So special is Lucha Underground that its season finale will take over three weeks just to fit all of the storylines and superior wrestling action.
Season three cannot come soon enough but first we have Ultima Lucha Dos to enjoy and I for one cannot wait!