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      Season 1 – Last Tango in Halifax

      2012 Romance Comedy List
      94% 17 Reviews Tomatometer 96% 50+ Ratings Audience Score This romantic comedy involves Alan Buttershaw and Celia Dawson, two 70-something widowed people. After their respective grandsons put their profiles on a popular social-networking site, the two rediscover feelings for each other similar to the ones they had many decades earlier as teenagers. Their relationship is a celebration of the power of love at any age, but it comes with obstacles -- namely their families. Alan's daughter, Gillian, and Celia's daughter, Caroline, are polar opposites and, while neither would ever think about getting in the way of her parent's happiness, the situation is a bit disconcerting. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Jan 09 Buy Now

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      Charming and sweet, Last Tango in Halifax is a moving comedy-drama that delights as it touches hearts of all ages, boasting marvelous performances by its leading actors.

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      Episode 1 Aired Nov 20, 2012 Episode 1 Childhood sweethearts reunite nearly 60 years later. Details Episode 2 Aired Nov 27, 2012 Episode 2 Celia and Alan buy an extravagant sports car instead of an engagement ring, and throw an engagement party at the farm which descends into chaos for both families. Details Episode 3 Aired Dec 4, 2012 Episode 3 Celia and Alan's search for a wedding venue leaves them trapped in a haunted medieval mansion; Caroline and John fight in the garden; Raff moves out of the farm and Paul moves in. Details Episode 4 Aired Dec 11, 2012 Episode 4 Caroline and Gillian become unexpectedly close when Alan and Celia go missing all night; John discovers that Caroline has been seeing someone else. Details Episode 5 Aired Dec 18, 2012 Episode 5 Caroline focuses intently on her new relationship; Alan can not decide on a best man. Details Episode 6 Aired Dec 19, 2012 Episode 6 Celia and Alan call off their wedding ... until Alan has a heart attack. Details

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      Kate Autostraddle One great thing about having Netflix in the British Isles is that you find out there's a lot more to BBC programming than Doctor What and Benadryl Cucumber. Oct 5, 2021 Full Review Thomas Sutcliffe Independent (UK) There are passages when Last Tango in Halifax appears to consist of little else [than] animosities and ancient grudges melting away with every clinch. And there'll be a lot more hugging before it's over. Jan 3, 2014 Full Review Ben Walsh Independent (UK) Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid appear to be enjoying themselves immensely as former childhood sweethearts who reconnect via Facebook. Rated: 3/5 Jan 3, 2014 Full Review Andrew Anthony Observer (UK) As Shakespeare knew, there's something deeply appealing about the possibility of true love being one day realised, even so greyishly late that the wedding becomes a race against the funeral. Jan 3, 2014 Full Review Tom Gliatto People Magazine The tender wrap-up will leave the waterworks flushed and refreshed. Rated: 3/4 Dec 19, 2013 Full Review Rob Owen Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The best option for fans of these sorts of humanely drawn series is undoubtedly PBS's Last Tango in Halifax, a charming comedy-drama about finding new love late in life and all the complications that come with any coupling. Sep 9, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Rusty J Last Tango in Halifax is well written/clever and has outstanding characters. Season 1 was a great start. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/01/23 Full Review Audience Member I loved all 5 seasons of this show (season 4 was a 2-part Christmas special), but Rotten Tomatoes will only let me rate/review one season at a time. It was funny, heartwarming, poignant and at times devastating. Very rarely have I both laughed uncontrollably and openly wept at the same show. Kudos to the writers, directors and actors for working so well together to make such a great show. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Fantastic series! Well written stories and extremely well acted! Top notch!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review indie a I'd recommend this drama, but I'm not as enamored of it as others seem to be. Derek Jacobi and the other actors are phenomenal. The writing is good, but a little predictable and unbelievable at times. What irritates me about it is that some of the characters act in ways that are unrealistic in real life, make no sense, and/or are just downright irritating. The Gillian character whines & complains & lashes out at others in anger, and cries a lot. And that's in every episode. If something bad happens, Gillian spouts off unbelievably cruel things to people. If something good happens to her, she still spouts off and takes it out on others. Five minutes later, no one seems to acknowledge or remember her spouting off even happened. She's exasperating and very irritating and unlikeable. That'd be fine if she were a baddie character, but she's one of the good characters. Viewers can knock out 10 minutes of every episode for Gillian histrionics. Just fast forward. Oh, and she's always confessing to others about horrible, even criminal, things she's done to other people, for no reason whatsoever. No, Gillian, don't tell your fiancee's relative that you just had a quickie with a delivery boy in the back of his van yesterday. No, Gillian, don't tell a relative that you intentionally murdered his brother. And then lie to him and say you haven't told anyone else, when in fact, you've blabbed your crime to several people. The Gillian actress is a wonderful actress, so I'm not criticizing her talent. This is an interesting, very good series. But it could be better in the plot development & writing. I recommend, if you have a high resistance to irritating characters. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member NIce, easy to watch, realistic characters. I still don't get why the police...who are searching desperately for two elderly lost people, find their car parked outside a building, but they don't go in? Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Top notch acting from Derek Jacobi Sarah Lancashire, and Nicola Walker Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a review

      Season Info

      Euros Lyn
      Sally Wainwright
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date
      Nov 20, 2012
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