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Happy Valley is not your run-of-the-mill British crime drama. This BBC series follows Catherine Cawood (Sarah Lancashire) through her not-so-everyday life as a police sergeant dealing with the fall-out of personal tragedy and her problematic family. Happy Valley, created by Sally Wainwright, is a fascinating, engaging and at times heart wrenching story of womanhood and humanity -- dark, but with a surprising undercurrent of hope.
Seasons one and two, also available on Netflix, will be reviewed by Billie Doux, Heather, and Thomas Ijon Tichy.
It is likely that there will be a third series/season. Only the television gods know when.
Britannia Rules the Airwaves (2016 article by Mark Greig that includes a segment on Happy Valley)
Sarah Lancashire (Catherine Cawood)
Siobhan Finneran (Clare Cawood)
James Norton (Tommy Lee Royce)
Rhys Connah (Ryan Cawood)
Shane Zara (Shafiq Shah)
Charlie Murphy (Ann Gallagher)