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The Hour Series 2
Reviewed by
Nicki Newton-Plater
on
The Hour Series 2 DVD Review The Hour is really very addictive. Watching one episode is not even a possibility, after the first you feel you must watch the rest.
Rating:
4.25

Feature 8.5
Video 9.0
Audio 7.5
Special Features 8.0
Total 8.5
Distributor: BBC
Running Time: 354 Minutes
Reviewer: Nicki Newton-Plater
Classification
: MA15+

8.5

 
The Hour Series 2

If you 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.

Series 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.

The 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.

The script is beautifully written and the recreation of 1957 London is incredible.

There 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.

The 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.

The Hour Series 2 doesn’t disappoint and is a fine follow up the first series.






 
 



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