Halifax is a reasonably big city in our neighbouring province, Nova Scotia. Up until now, I’d never associated Halifax with any other place than Nova Scotia, but now I know it’s in west Yorkshire, U.K. too. Many place names around here stem from Europe in general, and the U.K. in particular. We have Aberdeen, Loch Lomond, Hampton and Norton just to mention a few examples nearby.
Place names wasn’t the subject of this post, though … it was another BBC production we picked up on Netflix: Last Tango in Halifax! It has been aired on PBS here too, but we didn’t see it then. What a great find! We did a bit of binge watching last night — four episodes in a row. It’s a romantic comedy, written by the same author [Sally Wainright] as Happy Valley, that I mentioned in a previous post. One of the main, female actresses is also the same one as in Happy Valley; Sarah Lancashire.
It’s so refreshing to watch a warm, sometimes funny, story like this, as opposed to all the murder mysteries and violence. It begins with two people in their seventies … how their respective grandsons put their profiles up on Facebook. A bit of an email correspondence ensues, and they end up meeting in real life after fifty some years, and it goes from there.
We have only the first season on Netflix, but I see now, when googling the series, that there’s even a fourth season in the making. There’s something about these British series that appeal to me … often it’s as if I can relate more to the characters than usual, so I really appreciate Netflix now. The Netflix selection here in Canada is not the same as in the US, and we haven’t bothered with the VPN thing that enables you to bypass that. With the “on demand-thing” we have a huge TV-selection anyway, and there’s also a lot to watch online.
I just wanted to share this, and if you ever get a chance to see Last Tango in Halifax; go for it! It’s lovely, and I’m looking forward to the remaining, eight episodes.