Ackley Bridge series 2 review
Despite using its six episodes to explore a whole range of important social issues, one big problem with Ackley Bridge series one was that it failed to really address what it advertised itself as. The show wasn’t about how religion and culture can separate friendships, and now that pretense has been shed the second series is free to just be a pleasant drama about working class, multicultural life.
We’re very quickly reintroduced to the area by a monologuing Nas, as she points to the secret far right racists, the foolish men and the deception that’s still running riot. Hypocrisy is present on any English street, and the show proves this again when the next thing we see is two muslim girls attempting to buy bottles of cider from the local corner shop. It’s not what you do, but what you seem to do, that matters here.
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