When The Baby-Sitters Club debuted last year, it was hard to imagine a group of young teenagers, living the simple suburban life, to impart anything enlightening or be engaging enough to make it a worthy watch. But not only was the first season a rousing success but The Baby-Sitters Club Season 2 also continues being a treasure stock of life lessons without even being condescending or over-the-top, something which is an ever-consistent risk for dramas.
While last time, the club took center stage in the plotline of the series, The Baby-Sitters Club Season 2 pitches in the emotional and mental minefields the girls are navigating against the backdrop of the club. Yes, Kristy Thomas (Sophie Grace) and the gang are still working and their babysitting business is in full swing. They are still helping parents but this time there are many are issues that they have to tackle as they grow up. Whether it is Kristy adjusting into the wealthy yet unfamiliar life at her stepfather’s elite neighborhood, Claudia Kishi (Momona Tamada) coming to terms with her own shortcomings and learning to live with the greatest loss in her life, Stacey McGill (Shay Rudolph) still battling, no scratch that, living life to the fullest with type 1 diabetes, or new member Jessi understanding the difference between aspirations and hyped ambitions.
We also see Mary Anne Spier (Malia Baker) discovering how love holds a customized meaning for an individual after she enters into her first romantic relationship while her friendship with Dawn Schafer (Kyndra Sanchez) needs some in-person experimentation before getting the stamp of sisterhood they had been so eager for. Even though the show is targeting a much younger audience, every story, every character in The Baby-Sitters Club Season 2 teaches us something regardless of how young or old we are. It courts everything from the sensitive topic of death, discovering ourselves, to realizing that change doesn’t have to be scary always i.e., truths we forgot as adults who are busy in the race to succeed.
And when The Baby-Sitters Club wraps up its unique Season 2 with just eight episodes, the realization actually hits us hard- the third season, which hasn’t even been greenlit yet, is months if not more than a year away. Oh, we will miss smiling in nostalgia and relating to the world set up within this series!