Saturday, January 6, 2018

Happy Valley (2014) TV series

Creator: Sally Wainwright

Writer: Sally Wainwright

Composer: Ben Foster

Starring: Sarah Lancashire, Siobhan Finneran, Shane Zaza, Charlie Murphy, James Norton, Rhys Connah, Ishia Bennison, Rick Warden, George Costigan, Karl Davies, Jill Baker, Kevin Doyle, Joe Armstrong

More info: IMDb

Plot: Catherine Cawood is the sergeant on duty when flustered and nervous accountant Kevin Weatherill comes into her West Yorkshire station to report a crime.

My rating: 8/10

Will I watch it again?  Yes.

Led by the wonderful Sarah Lancashire, this UK crime drama hits hard on the crime and the drama.  Catherine (Lancashire) doesn't pull any punches.  She's a badass but she's also a three dimensional character, something good TV can do over the course of several episodes.  They make it happen within minutes but the character (and supporting cast) is so good that it's a treat to spend six hour (per season) with them.   I've only seen the first season but the second is on my plate.

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