Harlots: Season 2 (2018)

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Season 2
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Critics Consensus

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

100%

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Critic Ratings: 11

99%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 111
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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 (11) | 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…
Top Critic

British history is much more diverse than TV would have us think. Thankfully, the writers of Harlots seem happy to rectify this.

Jul 29, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

This show is unmatched in the build-up it creates and how it showcases the women interconnected and empowered and yet, marginalized and abused by the men around them.

May 21, 2019 | Full Review…

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 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…

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…

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

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

Audience Reviews for Harlots: Season 2

  • Sep 04, 2019
    How is it that Jessica Brown Findlay as Charlotte Wells and Pippa Bennett-Warner as Harriet Lennox always look so damn hair/makeup perfect?? Season 2 of Harlots makes better use of the rivalry between the Wells and Quigley families as by the the season's end we see both families sustain real damage from the volley of shots fired into the opposing camp.
  • May 21, 2019
    this show is awesome!
  • Sep 18, 2018
    More murder, abductions, corsets and Liv Tyler makes this female-centric period drama even more interesting.
  • Sep 12, 2018
    Other than a slow start, surprisingly good story in this second season and acting excellent all around.
  • Sep 03, 2018
    If you haven't seen this yet and need a great rainy/snowy day binge, Harlots is the show. Season 3 will not get here soon enough! The actors are phenomenal. The costumes are gorgeous. The settings are breathtaking (even in the taverns). The storylines provide awesome drama and even a little comedy from time to time. I really wasn't looking forward to Liv Tyler joining the cast but they fit her in pretty seamlessly and I'm interested to see how she plays out next season. I do hope they can keep the momentum going because this season had some real nailbiters and at least a couple rounds of high blood pressure...for me at any rate! :-)
  • Aug 29, 2018
    Plenty of drama and twists. Very anxious to see a third season.
  • Aug 28, 2018
    Harlots was really great this season. I truly thought adding Liv Tyler was going to be a downfall from last season, but I was pleasantly surprised by her performance. I am looking forward to next season, and am shocked this show isn't getting more attention. Outside The Handmaids Tale, this may very well be Hulu's next best original tv show.
  • Aug 28, 2018
    Harlots was really great this season. I truly thought adding Liv Tyler was going to be a downfall from last season, but I was pleasantly surprised by her performance. I am looking forward to next season, and am shocked this show isn't getting more attention. Outside The Handmaids Tale, this may very well be Hulu's next best original tv show.
  • Aug 23, 2018
    Fantastic serie. Great actors. Exciting argument. Deserves 100%!
  • Aug 22, 2018
    Absolutely captivating. I hope there will be another season.

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