Preview: Lip Service Season 2
The debut season averaged over half a million viewers per episode and I am confident in saying the vast majority of them wanted more than a paltry six episodes. I know I did, so although we all took a communal sigh of relief when the series was recommissioned we shouldn’t really be to surprised, after all, it was well written and well acted, so why shouldn’t it gather a large and loyal following?
The cast of characters lead by Laura Fraser, Ruta Gedmintas and Fiona Button, are a bunch of twenty-something lesbians living in Glasgow, and they all have something going for them. My personal favourite is Button’s portrayal of Tess, she’s just so adorable, however, I don’t think there is any doubt that it’s Fraser and Gedmintas’ long lost love that gets most people tuning in.
Those of you who saw all of season one know how it ended. Sam waiting in the pub with her mates while her girlfriend, Cat, slept with her ex, Frankie. So who’s camp are you in? Frankie or Sam? Who should Cat end up with? For me the key issue here is that I just don’t feel any chemistry between Cat and Frankie, whereas Cat and Sam had real chemistry before the writers decided they had done to good a job and tried to tone it down a bit. I think Frankie is a pain in the back side quite Frankly (see what I did there?). I know she’s supposed to be a commitment-phobe trying to mend her ways, but it doesn’t play for me. She comes off a selfish and just plain annoying. The whole idea of Cat sleeping with Frankie again just made me dislike her more, it didn’t change my mind about Frankie at all. I know what you are thinking, Frankie is ‘the one’ so it doesn’t matter how nice Sam is, however, as I said, I don’t see that she is the one. I am probably alone here but there you go.
It takes great writing to have us all arguing over who’s the one and well done to the show’s creator and writer, Harriet Braun, for giving us lesbians and bi women what we want, nay, need! A show about real women living in the real world. When season two got the green light Braun said:
I am incredibly happy to be given this opportunity to take the characters forward and to allow all of our loyal viewers a chance to get to know them even better. I’ve got some great twists, turns and surprises up my sleeve for series two
That’s what we like to hear Harriet, twists and turns – music to my ears. So lets take a look at a little teaser shall we?
Not exactly giving the game away there are they? Basically it’s letting us know what has already happened – as if we could forget. I have had many a Frankie v Sam discussion in the last year.
BBC drama executive producer Matthew Read has said
We were delighted by the audience response to Lip Service – both in terms of its loyal fan base and the level of discussion online – so its incredibly exciting to be moving forward with a second series.
When Matthew, when will you “be moving forward with a second series”, we need it NOW!
Some Possible Spoilers
Season two is rumoured to start off with none other than Cat and Frankie returning home after a trip to South America. Does Sam know who Cat was with? Has she finally made up her mind? I doubt even she knows.
Tess is still sharing a flat with Frankie, however, when Lexy, a sexy doctor, turns up to interview for the third room, sparks fly. Will Tess, who has just got a major actor job, find love? Apparently she already has a girlfriend, is it the electrician from over the road? I hope so.
Unfortunately Sadie is still part of the group, but who knows, they might actually do something with her character this time.
So what do you really want to happen in season two? More or less Sam (stupid question)? New characters? Tess for Prime Minister? Let us know in the comments.