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Let down by season four.
on 15 December 2014
I would loved to be able to rate this box set as a five star item, however, it just falls short for me because I feel season four really lets the rest of the show down. There isn't a happy ending..... If you pardon the pun. For me the fourth season was akin to pulling teeth and oh so much darker than the first three seasons where there was plenty of whit and comedy. Okay there are light moments in season four but on the whole it's so upsetting to see such a great happy go lucky series go into that place no one wants it to go.
You cannot fault the acting of anyone in the show from the one time apperences to the whole cast that are along for all four seasons. Belle, er Billy Piper is a knock out performer and really shows how natural an actress is, it's a shame she is so under used in TV and film. The actor who plays Ben is also amazing and the pairing of the lead players was superb. Season fours last scene had me in tears as the two met up on the embankment. The acting was outstanding full of feeling and real.
This is for the main part quite a jolly box set and really although you have to consider the subject matter it's all rather tasteful and up market, much like Belle would have been I guess. It's just a shame it tried to get too serious in season four, I wanted there to be a happy ending......