Season #: 1, 2
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Nov 28, 2012
    50
    The players seem to spend much of their time entering and exiting the same drab offices while shoveling exposition at one other.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jan 3, 2013
    10
    Magnificent show. Superb cast -- particularly Ben Whishaw as Freddie Lyon. Gorgeous cinematography and a complex, intriguing plot areMagnificent show. Superb cast -- particularly Ben Whishaw as Freddie Lyon. Gorgeous cinematography and a complex, intriguing plot are particularly impressive in the second series. The pacing of the episodes is incredible... Full Review »
  2. Jan 24, 2013
    9
    This second season of 'The Hour' trumps the first by a considerable margin. Brilliant writing along with engaging characters confidentlyThis second season of 'The Hour' trumps the first by a considerable margin. Brilliant writing along with engaging characters confidently performed by all the principles and the supporting cast combine to give us an outstanding drama that sweeps us along fully committed to its many story threads. The whole enterprise also looks absolutely stunning and the use of colour in the costume and production design is to be applauded. The ending leaves us in no doubt that there will be a third series and I for one am on board for that. Applause, applause. Full Review »