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      Season 2 – Happy Valley

      2016 Crime Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      100% 28 Reviews Tomatometer 95% 250+ Ratings Audience Score Catherine Cawood's personal life may be a tragic mess, but that does not stop her from being the best police sergeant her small West Yorkshire town could ask for. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered May 15 Buy Now

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      Happy Valley continues to grow in season two with noteworthy uses of character development, locale, and exceptional performances across the board, admirably led by Sarah Lancashire.

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      Episode 1 Aired Feb 9, 2016 Tommy finds a way of keeping a watchful eye over Ryan from behind bars. Details Episode 2 Aired Feb 16, 2016 Catherine comes face to face with Tommy and John takes drastic action against Vicky's threats. Details Episode 3 Aired Feb 21, 2016 Tommy urges Frances to go further with her attempts at making Catherine's life a misery. Details Episode 4 Aired Mar 1, 2016 A gift for Ryan on his tenth birthday reminds Catherine that danger may be closer than she thinks. Details Episode 5 Aired Mar 8, 2016 Daniel suspects somebody at school might be responsible for Ryan's new found interest in Tommy. Details Episode 6 Aired Mar 15, 2016 Catherine confronts a delusional Frances while John's torment leads him to desperate measures. Details

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      Allison Keene Collider Happy Valley's emotionally charged second season completely avoided a sophomore slump, and remained compelling. Mar 24, 2020 Full Review Maureen Ryan Variety "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. Mar 24, 2020 Full Review Deborah Ross Daily Mail (UK) The second season of Happy Valley is now over... it's been so excellent. Rated: 5/5 Aug 31, 2017 Full Review Neela Debnath Daily Express (UK) All in all, it was just brilliant telly. Mar 24, 2020 Full Review Jasper Rees The Arts Desk At the heart of it all is the splendid Lancashire, incarnating Wainwright's unarguable position that the world is an altogether disappointing place but we struggle on. Rated: 4/5 Mar 24, 2020 Full Review Louisa Mellor Den of Geek Sally Wainwright's writing in Happy Valley continues to leap nimbly from comic to grave. Mar 24, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Nigel F A continuation of an excellent series. All performances are outstanding, the writing is phenomenal Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/04/24 Full Review Rixie Pleasant watch, story that keeps you on the edge, characters that you cheer and bits of humour here and there. Delightful Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/12/23 Full Review Mark P Tackled the difficult follow up series well, Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/10/23 Full Review Christina K Loved it! Just as good as season one, but gets deeper into this family, and what they've had to go through in this small town outside of England. I think it's outside of England. It's a hard accent to understand sometimes so put on subtitles the other main character, that's in jail, is one of my favorite British actors as well, although I can't remember his name… Some thing, Norton and he played in Grantchester and wow what a change of rolls for this man and done very well! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/22/23 Full Review Cassandra W Gripping, Happy Valley's characters and plot continue to intrigue me. I love that the characters are flawed and unpolished. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/20/23 Full Review Kara V Even better than the first season, a must watch for detective show fans. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a review

      Season Info

      Euros Lyn, Sally Wainwright, Neasa Hardiman
      Executive Producer
      Nicola Shindler
      Sally Wainwright
      Crime, Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date
      Feb 9, 2016