Monday, 4 April 2016

Detectorists: Season 2: DVD Review

Detectorists: Season 2: DVD Review

Rating: M
Released by Madman Home Ent

The second series of Detectorists doesn't quite match the highs of the first one, but given how high the bar was first time around, that's no major problem.

In the second batch of six episodes, the comedy's a bit more pronounced this time around as Lance and Andy continue their quest to find an ancient Anglo Saxon king's treasure.

But in this season, Andy's juggling being a new dad and trying to find work, and Lance is meeting a mystery woman. Equally, Becky, who inadvertently caused so much upheaval last season, is now off with a German looking for a crashed aircraft.

If season 1 of Detectorists was a glorious amble through the woods of life, season 2 is a little more meandering and not quite as poignant as previously hoped. However, it's still head and shoulders above anything else and proves to be a bitterly sweet ride.

Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones make the wistful watchable and consequently, while season 2 lacks a little of the punch and gives a bit more of the broad comedy than season 1, it's still worth seeking out.

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