|Ey Hugh - Get yer greasy paws of my Tom!|
Best female actor ever.
Then there's the insanely intense Happy Valley. This is the second series and just as compelling and fraught with the same angst, edge of the seat manic nervy stuff and dark black humour as the first outing. The writing is extraordinary.
Sarah Lancashire plays the take-no-prisoners copper, Catherine Cawood. Catherine is a strong amazon of a woman, battling the odds in her professional and personal life and coming to terms with her own demons and vulnerabilities. The domestic struggles she has to cope with are real things that many people deal with. She was the victim and the victor in the last series and has had to deal with all kinds of brutality in the line of duty and over and above the cause. Her spirit is magnificent. I absolutely adore this character and Sarah's acting is completely pitch perfect, gutsy and honest.
The lady should get a fucking Oscar.
|Mess with this chick at your peril.|