Happy Valley

Happy Valley

[Season 1]

DVD - 2015
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Though crime is nothing new in Yorkshire, Catherine finds her world turned upside down when the man she blames for her daughter's death, Tommy Lee Royce, is released from prison. Meanwhile, a desperate father arranges a kidnapping with a local drug lord to receive his wealthy boss' ransom money. The plan spirals out of control, however, when Tommy becomes involved with the deal and takes things too far.
Publisher: [England] :, BBC Worldwide Ltd.,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: DVD TV HAP
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital,rda
2 videodiscs (352 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches

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violette2017
Aug 18, 2018

Apparently, I am not alone in often having difficulty following British programming dialogue due to strong regional British accents. I resolved that problem when tape/watching Happy Valley on TV by turning on (English) closed captioning. That way I am able to rewind and catch the dialogue I missed. The same applies for DVD's. It greatly enhances my enjoyment of these excellent programs.

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miaone
Jul 02, 2018

Often hard to comprehend the speech, but a fascinating story line. If you're a fan of the PBS series "Grantchester" you might find it as interesting as I did to see what a fine actor the lead is. In Grantchester he is lovely, loving, lovable. In this series he is the polar opposite of those adjectives: he's someone who is violent for the sake of violence, cruel for cruelty's sake, unloved by all, and completely believable in the part. He took my breath away in his fearsomeness. The parts of the women are so well done it seems they were born to play the parts.

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marieloudavril
Apr 07, 2018

I didn't enjoy this thriller as much I expected it, because of the difficulty to understand the British accent.

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djaf
Mar 26, 2018

Created and written by Sally Wainwright, who also gave us Scott and Bailey. Both are brilliantly acted and filmed. I want more!

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21221018293347
Jan 13, 2018

Great English series. See some of the comments below!!

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21221018293347
Jan 13, 2018

Great English series. See some of the comments below!!

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CarlaCS
Sep 13, 2017

Smart, snappy British series. Believable, realistic, often-sad, often-tragic characters (as opposed to the thin, beautiful/handsome actors in the majority of American series) in sad, gritty circumstances (nothing romanticized here: it's a tough world out there). Great suspense; begs to be binge-watched. 5 out of 5 stars.

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susancp61
Sep 06, 2017

Acting was brilliant.

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tenet
Jun 24, 2017

Rated 9/10. I thought these were an excellent series of episodes. The only one that dragged a little, in my opinion, was the 5th one, which is why I rated it a 9.

Along with an excellent script, there was strong acting portrayed by all. I was especially impressed by James Norton. His Happy Valley role was a huge departure from the one he plays, as the lead character, in the Grantchester series.

FVRL currently does not have season 2, so I have suggested it for purchase. There is a 3rd season planned, which will air no earlier than 2018 at least, and will bring this series to an end.

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conniemaas
Jun 17, 2017

acting is outstanding.. really good

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