Happy Valley: Season 2 Reviews

March 24, 2020
"Happy Valley" does a fine job of conveying what it's like to be a small-town police officer whose daily rounds allow her to confront the dumb, silly and awful things people do to each other, and to wrestle with what she herself is capable of.
May 23, 2016
Happy Valley miraculously manages to treat the ugliest behavior imaginable with humane insight, while never letting the perpetrators off the hook. It views crime as an act of weakness, not power.
May 8, 2016
In some ways, Happy Valley is a cousin to The Fall, another very worthy British drama about the criminal-detective dance.
March 22, 2016
TV drama doesn't get better than this.
March 21, 2016
At its core, Happy Valley reminds us of how wonderfully flawed we all are.
March 18, 2016
Above all else, it's Lancashire's performance that makes Happy Valley tick. At various stages of the series she is left bruised and hysterical, and you feel every single emotion along with her.
March 17, 2016
Revisiting the series and overcoming the early obstacles was, indeed, rewarding. Not every plot twist is original or even believable, but the second season only solidifies how impressive the whole Happy Valley world is.
March 16, 2016
The second season of Happy Valley is a stunner and that's in part because it uses its locale - the streets, the houses, the pokey little kitchens and the weather of a valley in West Yorkshire - to frame everything.
March 16, 2016
Happy Valley is Ms. Lancashire's show, top to bottom, and with her weary eyes and commanding physicality, she conveys every ounce of Catherine's strength and her catastrophic grief.
February 11, 2016
Just because it's believable and human doesn't mean it's mundane or boring. There is still plenty going on: misery, splitting up, plus a cracking cop show, and even a few good laughs.
February 10, 2016
The plot is already full of suspense and possibilities. Performances were uniformly excellent.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5