The Hour Series 2 Episode 1 Review

The first series of BBC1’s The Hour was billed the UK’s answer to AMC mega-hit Mad Men when it started this time last year, but it didn’t take long for viewers to forget that depiction once we got into the twisty, turny conspiracy theories and complication workplace relationships it held within. Now we’re back for series two and, with all of the threads running through last year pretty much tied up, we’re starting with a brand new slate.

It’s been nine months since the show-within-a-show, The Hour, started on the BBC, and a new head of news is shaking things up behind the scenes. Hector is still lead host and Bel staying put as producer, but last year’s ordeal mixed with his father’s death has led Freddie away to Paris for the time in between. Missing her right hand man, we can instantly see that Bel’s heart isn’t in it quite like it was last year, but Freddie soon returns as co-host to pick up the slack for an increasingly flighty and irresponsible Hector. He’s picked up a French wife on the way, too, so his ‘will they, won’t they’ romance with Bel will remain off for now. Read More...


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