Half-way points in crime drama series can experience a bit of a lull, or signify a bit of a break in the action; the deep breath before the plunge into the home straight. But in Sally Wainwright’s Happy Valley – regularly attracting over five million viewers – last night’s third episode of the series catapulted the whole thing into new, crazed, even more intense territory.
Every now again you read something where you think: That’s so good I wish I came up with that. After reading Chris DeVille’s piece on Fargo in The Concourse, I was alerted to a description of Martin Freeman’s performance as the hapless Lester Nygaard that was so good, so spot-on I just had to share it. Man, I wish I had come up with this line.