The Hour Series 2
have never seen the BBC’s hit show The Hour before, you may see
it as a British combination of Network and Mad Men.
However, it doesn’t take long for you to realise that the show is in a
league of its own and need not be compared to anyone or anything.
2 doesn’t take long to uncover the shocks and scandals involving the
cast and crew of the current affairs show, The Hour. Hector
Madden (Dominic West) is a national celebrity and has found himself in
hot water with actress, Kiki Delane (Hannah Tointon) who he met at a
nightclub. She accuses him of assault and puts his career and marriage
to Marnie (Oona Chaplin) in jeopardy. Freddie (Ben Whishaw) returns from
his travels with a big surprise of his own, particularly for Bel (Romola
Garai). On top of all the scandal going on behind the scenes, The
Hour now has a rival TV show who they must try to stay on top of.
Hour is really very addictive. Watching one episode is not even a
possibility, after the first you feel you must watch the rest. If you
haven’t seen the first series, it may take you an episode or two to get
to know the character and figure out what is going on in each of their
lives. It is worth it as you get so involved in each of the characters
and there are really no monotonous moments.
script is beautifully written and the recreation of 1957 London is
are some wonderful performances here, which are enhanced by some very
well written and developed characters. You see them rise and fall in the
most intriguing ways. Romola Garai is very good. She’s a strong female
figure who is very business orientated, but is still looking for the
elusive happiness. Ben Whishaw and Dominic West are intriguing and
fantastic to watch.
special features included are the Creating The Hour and Behind
The Scenes of The Hour. The behind the scenes featurette is
particularly interesting. It’s always good fun to see who the actors
really are and get a glimpse into their personalities.
Hour Series 2 doesn’t disappoint and is a fine follow up the first