Viewers of BBC's gritty prison drama 'Time' have been raving about the second series following its release this week. The highly anticipated first episode aired on BBC One on Sunday evening, while all three episodes are available to stream on iPlayer.
Fans of the show have found it difficult to resist binging the entire series and have taken to social media to express their praise for the "heartbreaking" ending. Starring Jodie Whittaker, Tamara Lawrance, and Bella Ramsey, the drama follows three inmates who arrive at a Liverpool prison on the same day.
Bella Ramsey, known for her role in 'Game of Thrones' and HBO's 'The Last of Us', delivers an outstanding performance as Kelsey, a scam artist battling drug addiction and expecting a child with her abusive boyfriend. Jodie Whittaker portrays Orla, a struggling single mother serving time for stealing electricity, while Tamara Lawrance plays Abi, three years into a life sentence for murder.
Fans have lauded the series for its powerful storytelling and captivating performances. Social media buzzed with comments about the cast's exceptional acting skills and the compelling writing by Jimmy McGovern and Helen Black. Bella Ramsey's performance, in particular, drew high praise, with viewers calling for her to receive awards for her incredible portrayal.
Jimmy McGovern, the BAFTA-winning writer behind acclaimed dramas such as 'The Street', 'Hillsborough', and 'Cracker', created the critically-acclaimed series. Helen Black, renowned for her work on 'Death in Paradise' and 'Grantchester', joined as a co-writer for the second season.
While the first season received mixed reactions due to its distressing scenes, the intense storyline and realistic portrayal of prison life resonated strongly with viewers. The addition of Stephen Graham and Sean Bean in the first season captivated audiences, and the second series has continued to impress with its raw and gripping depiction of life behind bars.
'Time' has reaffirmed the BBC's reputation for producing powerful dramas. Viewers have hailed the show as one of its best, commending it for its emotional impact, exceptional acting, and powerful storytelling. The second series of 'Time' has once again proven that it is a force to be reckoned with in the television landscape.