Saturday, 22 January 2011

Land Girls - BBC - Series 2 - Review


Now. I was honest in my review of the first series. I liked it - but I was not in love with it.

However, I was besotted with series 2. I could not wait to get home and watch it on catch up. I loved the grit that seemed to have been added by the writers since the story began. The last episode had me on the edge of my seat. And I think I would quite like to be the fabulous Connie Carter played by a debuting Seline Hizli. I certainly need to channel more of her gumption.

There are twists and turns in this series, which features a Nazi on the run and Italian POW's. Much more realistic, in my eyes. And the fashion and hair are all back in abundance. I must get some decent dungarees and cardigans.

Most of the original cast returns, which I was pleased to see, including Becci Gemmel as Joyce. I had a poke about on the interweb and found this interview by her about the character.


I thoroughly enjoyed this second series, which was a bit Foyle's War meets Heartbeat. Not a bad thing to give you eye time to for 45 mins.

I could not decide if it ended on a cliff hanger or not. I hope so -  because I, for one, would love to see a 3rd series. Minus the whinging Bea. Eugh. But I did quite like her hair do throughout the show.

This aired on BBC1 from 17th-21st January 2011  -  and will be on BBC iPlayer for the next 7 days, and is scheduled to be released on DVD within the next few months, I'd imagine. Or perhaps a boxset that includes series 1.

A wonderfully upliftin' 8 out of 10 from me, Guv!
(see - I'm channelling Connie already)   

10 comments:

  1. I agree with you there, series two was a lot more gritty! And I loved Connie's character! Good lord I hope there's a third series! xx
    (and yes, I am aching for a pair or dugarees and some more knitwear after watching it!)

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  2. I’m pretty sure the kitchenette cabinet change from series one to series too- I notice things like this as I’m besotted with them!
    Certainly a better story line oh and the high speed chance with a Dakota and a willys jeep- how wonderful! ….They don’t do much farming do they!
    Tups x

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  3. Just finished watching the last episode (Had a landgirls mini-marathon) Absolutely loved it, especially Connie's character, what a great singing voice. Fingers crossed for another series!

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  4. I liked the harder edge to it in comparison to Series 1, especially with the German airman being shot which was a surprise, and the evacuee cruelty storyline. Bring on series 3!

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  5. I've never watched this, but your reviews are definitely making me want to.

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  6. I've enjoyed watching it. It's good to have something good on during the day too. I work evenings and have no interest in Loose Women or Jeremy Kyle. There was a fab programme on in Wales called Coal House at War http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/coalhouse2/ which was fab, they repeat it quite a lot so look out for it on i player :)
    x

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  7. Hi Gem! Thanks for following - and also the heads up on Coal House at War being on the box. I did see it the 1st time round and thought it was ok :)

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  8. So I went on the I-player to watch 'the first episode' because I erroneously thought it was on on monday lunchtimes for the next 5 weeks rather than every lunchtime for one week. I clicked play and was thoroughly confused because of course it played the last episode! Doh.
    My only beef was at the end when the plane went over their heads. Quite frankly if a real plane would have gone over them that low they would have ended up on their faces on the tarmac! Certainly not beaming away without so much as a hair out of place.

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