Sunday, May 22, 2011

Lark Rise to Candleford Season 2

We just finished watching the second season of Lark Rise to Candleford, and we continue to love it.  The only negative part of finishing season two is that we are getting closer to the end of the series...a sad thought indeed! A friend recently began viewing season one of Lark Rise and has fallen in love with the series as well.  As we mentioned before, it is a show that is virtually unparalleled on television today.  For our discussion of season one, visit Lark Rise to Candleford Season 1

Season two opens with a haunting Christmas special. We found that particular episode to be rather chill-inducing.  In reality, the plot is very mild and there is no violence or danger, just an element of creepiness. To reveal more would uncover the mystery that shrouds the season opener.  In typical Lark Rise fashion, there is a lesson to be learned under the chill bumps.

The majority of the charming cast of characters that won our hearts in Season one return in Season two.  A few new additions add their own charm, humor, intrigue, and even romance to the second season.  One of the most notable "newcomers" to Candleford is James Dowland, a former Lark Rise boy, who returns as a successful hotel owner.  The verbal spars that erupt between Dorcas and James are quite entertaining, and one cannot help but wonder if Dorcas will open her heart.

Meanwhile at the post office, Dorcas, Laura, and Thomas Brown struggle to break in a new maid, Minnie.  We were initially irritated by Minnie's foolishness, but her silly charm soon endeared us to the newest member of the post office family.  Each actor fits so seamlessly into his or her role, Lark Rise and Candleford feel like real communities.  We would truly love to visit and drop by the post office for a penny stamp.

We look forward to watching Season three...Long live Lark Rise!

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