- Network: BBC America , Netflix , Acorn TV , BBC One , AMC+
- Series Premiere Date: Apr 29, 2014
Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 15 out of 17
Mixed: 0 out of 17
Negative: 2 out of 17
Review this tv show
- User score
- By date
- Most helpful
Feb 24, 2023A decent final season of a wonderful TV show. You can't shake the feeling that the ending is a bit inconsistent and has a rushed feel, almost as if they ran out of time. Season one was a stone-cold phenomenon so not sure how season 3 has a better critic score, perhaps they were rating the whole show?
There’s a grandeur to Sally Wainwright’s conception matched by Lancashire’s role-of-a-lifetime performance which puts Happy Valley way up there in the pantheon of British TV drama achievements.
Although Happy Valley is the kind of gripping drama that shouldn’t typically warrant laughter, Sally Wainwright brilliantly manages to weave in comedic lines – yet again – into scenes. ... Lancashire's multi-pronged performance – as a doting grandmother, a sister, a policewoman, a manager, and even a confidante for coercive controlling relationships – never ceases to amaze.
It's a mark of a drama's class that so many years can pass and yet when it picks up it is seamless, as if it has never been away. This is the best misery TV money can buy.