Harlots: Season 2 (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Harlots maintains its lavish grit and holds an 18th-century mirror up to our contemporary world of troubling gender-based suffering.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jul 11, 2019
2
Air date: Jul 11, 2018
3
Air date: Jul 18, 2018
4
Air date: Jul 25, 2018
5
Air date: Aug 1, 2018
6
Air date: Aug 8, 2018
7
Air date: Aug 15, 2018
8
Air date: Aug 22, 2018

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Cast

Samantha Morton
as Margaret Wells
Lesley Manville
as Lydia Quigley
Jessica Brown
as Charlotte
Jessica Brown Findlay
as Charlotte Wells
Eloise Smyth
as Lucy
Dorothy Atkinson
as Florence Scanwell
Pippa Bennett-Warner
as Harriet Lennox
Rory Fleck Byrne
as Daniel Marney
Kate Fleetwood
as Nancy Birch
Edward Hogg
as Thomas Haxby
Liv Tyler
as Lady Isabella Fitzwilliam
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Critic Reviews for Harlots Season 2

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

If the plot doesn't seem entirely worthy of this cast of fabulous females (a tip of the tricorne hat to the razor-eyed Kate Fleetwood as Nancy, part dandy highwayman, part dominatrix), the writing (by Moira Buffini) frequently sparkles.

Feb 13, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It... provides a still-relevant battle cry of resistance and a reminder of the resilience of the human spirit, which in itself makes for worthy viewing.

Jul 18, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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The script is pared back with a few well-crafted lines...But the real spectacle of the drama is provided by the gaudy colours and lavish outfits.

Jan 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Harlots is a lavish period piece where the dirt and scum of the streets come to great life, but it asks us to look slightly into the mirror and see our reflection in another century.

Aug 29, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a show that treats sex and gender dynamics with matter-of-fact horror and humor that feels honest but not solemn.

Aug 17, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a bit clunky, the strings showing a bit, but Harlots is nothing if not the queen of beautiful distraction.

Jul 12, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It's a cutthroat business, the brothel caper in 18th-century London - and literally so as this busy period drama returns for an immediately engrossing second season.

Oct 24, 2018 | Full Review…

If it keeps this up, the ride will be a miserable delight.

Jul 12, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

In the era #MeToo, the show has even more to say about how women from all walks of life suffer under a system that gives men all the power over their lives.

Jul 11, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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