Victoria: Season 2 (2017)

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Season 2
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Victoria's sophomore season finds this striking period drama returning with a second batch of episodes that are just as absorbing as its first.

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Critic Ratings: 19

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Air date: Jan 14, 2018

In the Season 2 premiere, new mother Victoria is impatient to return to the business of ruling a nation, while Albert attempts to protect her from the increasingly desperate news regarding British soldiers in Afghanistan.

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Air date: Jan 14, 2018

Victoria is thrown into turmoil by the realization that she is pregnant again, and her equilibrium is further threatened by Albert's burgeoning friendship with the lady mathematician, Ada Lovelace.

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Air date: Jan 21, 2018

Discontent is growing in the country, and Victoria throws a costume ball in a misguided attempt to help the silk weavers of Spitalfields--but the spectacular event only exposes her naivety, and an unexpected grief finally forces her to put childish things away for good.

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Air date: Jan 21, 2018

Despite giving birth to a healthy Prince of Wales, Victoria finds herself paralyzed by an inexplicable sorrow. Meanwhile, a tragedy in Coburg plunges Albert into his own private torment.

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Air date: Jan 28, 2018

Victoria decides to try her hand at foreign relations, and takes the royal court on an adventure to France, stepping toe-to-toe with the cunning King of the French, Louis Philippe.

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Air date: Feb 4, 2018

News of the horrific famine in Ireland finally reaches the Queen. She is adamant that her government should be doing more to help, but meets with surprising opposition from her prime minister.

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Air date: Feb 11, 2018

Feeling suffocated by the weight of the crown, Victoria escapes with her court to the Scottish Highlands. She and Albert revel in the opportunity to be a normal husband and wife - but the holiday cannot last forever.

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Air date: Feb 18, 2018

News of the horrific famine in Ireland finally reaches the Queen. She is adamant that her government should be doing more to help, but meets with surprising opposition from her prime minister.

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Air date: Feb 25, 2018

Victoria and Albert have very different expectations for a family Christmas, and the arrival of a young African orphan at the Palace puts them at loggerheads.

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Air date: Feb 18, 2018

Victoria and Albert have to face their worst nightmare as parents, while Peel takes on the ultimate battle in Parliament. When tragedy strikes, they must confront the true cost of standing by your convictions.

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In the second season of this historical drama, Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman) struggles to keep a balance between her role as Queen of England, wife to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes), and now to motherhood - after having her first child. Politically, Queen Victoria must deal with the consequences of the Anglo-Afghan War, as well as the devastating Irish potato famine. Meanwhile, Prince Albert takes interest in the Industrial Revolution that happening all over the country.

Cast & Crew

Paul Rhys
Sir John Conroy
Tom Hughes
Prince Albert
Jenna Coleman
Victoria
Peter Bowles
Duke of Wellington
Daniela Holtz
Baroness Lehzen
Rufus Sewell
Lord Melbourne
Catherine Flemming
Duchess Of Kent
Nell Hudson
Miss Skerrett
Peter Firth
Duke Of Cumberland
Diana Rigg
Duchess Of Buccleuch
Lisa James Larsson
Director
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Critic Reviews for Victoria Season 2

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (7)

I've become a fool for "Victoria," which is currently in the middle of a very engaging second season on PBS's "Masterpiece."

Feb 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Where the series excels ... are the quieter, more joyful moments.

Jan 16, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Over all, then, a slightly underwhelming start to this much anticipated return, though the visuals remain as stunningly rich and impressive as before.

Feb 14, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's laudable that Victoria willingly takes creative liberties to incorporate a brief, same-sex affair.

Sep 19, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

There's just something about Dame Diana Rigg. With just a nod of her head or a single word she can steal a scene and make a show.

Sep 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Is it too long? Almost certainly... But still, it's hard not to enjoy how lovely the episode is in terms of its beauty.

Sep 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Now returning for its second season, this is a colorful attempt at combining the patient, tome-heavy spirit of Masterpiece Theater with the more melodramatic, visually stylish historical dramas now in vogue.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

As a slice of Sunday-night escapism it's pretty unbeatable.

Jul 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In truth, Victoria often wanders a bit far afield from hard fact-but it nevertheless manages to use this historical license for something worthwhile in the end.

Feb 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Already more interesting and wittier than the first season, this new series of Victoria is shaping up to be even better than the first.

Feb 14, 2018 | Full Review…

All that being said, the costumes continue to be gorgeous, the music striking and the acting is pretty decent too. It remains an enjoyable period drama - but just don't go in expecting anything more than that.

Feb 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Season 2 of Victoria begins on Masterpiece tonight, with the captivating Jenna Coleman returning as the young, increasingly determined and powerful monarch.

Jan 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Victoria: Season 2

  • Feb 24, 2021
    I thought it was awful but when it was a little more expensive to do.
  • Feb 22, 2021
    Needs improvement...
  • Jan 22, 2020
    simply wonderful to watch.
  • Jul 27, 2019
    This isn't reliable history, but it's damn good anyway.
  • Jul 12, 2019
    this season ups everything and does it in a smooth way
  • Mar 31, 2019
    The early life of Queen Victoria, from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert.Jenna Coleman is always amazing. Tom Hughes as Prince Albert is excellent as well . What's more entertaining than being transported back into history . A Masterpiece production well at home in PBS .
  • Mar 02, 2019
    Well done and entertaining
  • Mar 19, 2018
    Just like The Crown covers Queen Elizabeth II's life throughout her reign, this series covers Queen Victoria's. It almost looks like they are twin series full of drama, romance, politics and good historical accuracy. the second season covers the relationship with Albert, the birth of her first children and the politics of Prime Minister Robert Peel.
  • Feb 26, 2018
    Outstanding, and includes many surprisingly interesting incidents that turn out to be factual! Makes you wonder just how Great Britain would have evolved if Prince Albert had lived longer.
  • Feb 11, 2018
    Every episode is intriguiging

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