"Happy Valley" on Netflix

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  1. Steve

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    I'm probably late to the party, but just watched S1 this week, and we're half-way through S2. Well written, with Luther-like intensity, IMHO.

    I think Sarah Lancashire, the lead actress, is terrific as well. Seeing James Norton (Grantchester) play the Tommy Lee Royce character was a bit of a shock, at first. Great acting by him as well, IMO.
     
  2. phrelin

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    One thing about the Netflix approach, you're never late to the party.

    We too developed a problem confusing James Norton's parts - you can't figure out how Rev. Sidney could possibly be that evil. He is a remarkable actor, as is Sarah Lancashire with who we've become familiar watching "Last Tango in Halifax" and from an older series on Acorn TV "Where the Heart Is".
     
  3. Jaspear

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    Wow! Thanks for the heads up. Edge of the seat stuff. Great acting, location, production.
     
  4. Steve

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    What did you think about the end of that S1 episode when she rescues the kidnapped girl? Intense, or what!!!!!
     
  5. Jaspear

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    The viewer emotional quotient is off the charts on this one. I rarely get misty-eyed from watching a TV show, but I did in episode two from the event that occurs to a seemingly minor character.

    When the writers, show runner and director can accomplish that, you’ve got great TV.
     
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  6. dmspen

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    We started watching Happy Valley this week. Drama is good, but we have trouble understanding some of the dialog. Thank goodness for the 10 second rewind!
     
  7. Steve

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    I know what you mean. After 2-3 episodes, my ear did get used to the accent, but captions helped.
     
  8. phrelin

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    My wife lived in England when she was younger and has no trouble with the dialog. But me.... So because we watch a lot of Acorn TV I just put the captions up. I'm getting better but not good enough.
     
  9. inkahauts

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    Apple TV is so great for missed phrases. Just ask Siri what they said and bam they rewind and put on captions for a little bit. :)
     

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