Happy Valley: Season 3, Episode 1
January 1, 2023 2:07 PM - Season 3, Episode 1 - Subscribe

When Catherine discovers the remains of a murder victim, it bizarrely leads her straight back to Tommy Lee Royce.
posted by penguin pie (8 comments total)
As always with these things, I'm wishing I'd spent the past few weeks rewatching series 1 and 2, but I'm not sure my spirit could have taken a full 3 series back to back, so maybe it's for the best that my memory of the first two is pleasantly hazy.

Sarah Lancashire on absolute fire as ever, along with Sally Wainwright. And everyone else, in fact.

I do worry that the repeated reiteration of exactly when Catherine's going to retire, and her inspiring dreams for retirement, don't bode well for her surviving until her retirement date :/
posted by penguin pie at 2:11 PM on January 1, 2023 [1 favorite]

Where are you streaming season 3, if you’re in the US?
posted by blue suede stockings at 5:10 AM on January 2, 2023

I'm in the UK, blue suede stockings.
posted by penguin pie at 2:25 PM on January 2, 2023 [1 favorite]

Some great scene setting in this episode. Happy Valley is great for those scenes of somebody with a digger who nonchalantly points to the corpse they dug up.
posted by rongorongo at 12:25 AM on January 3, 2023 [1 favorite]

Haha - rongorongo, I feel like that's a Tumblr waiting to happen - just TV screenshots of uneasy workers who've just uncovered a murder victim and had to down tools.
posted by penguin pie at 8:56 AM on January 4, 2023

I’m from Halifax, and instantly clocked the “police station” as the swimming pool/leisure centre of my youth, which is how I found out it has been shut down. Lots of homesickness watching it, despite the bleakness, and and still an interesting role reversal from all the times I spent as a kid watching where I now live, Vancouver, showing up on tv in various guises.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 12:59 AM on January 5, 2023 [4 favorites]

The very early scene in which she patiently gets one over on her boss was wonderful. A good laugh to start the series.
posted by fabius at 8:45 AM on January 5, 2023 [1 favorite]

Where are you streaming season 3, if you’re in the US?

I'm in Canada and am watching with on BBC iPlayer using a VPN.
posted by dobbs at 9:33 AM on January 23, 2023

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