She really did! That was Sandra, wasn't it? Was she supposed to be terrible and only on stage because she's Alfie's girlfriend? That doesn't really fit with the scene if so. And I don't remember her being a bad singer in S1. Maybe it was just an arrangement of the song that didn't quite work.
Glad the show is back and in a second season.
Less servile/more assy playing-both-sides Alfie. Pointing out to Aziz that Aziz has screwed him over in the past. Even though Harwood is EVOL, I love that this show keeps it ambiguous and doesn't have a Good Side and a Bad Side in this battle for control of England.
Alfie ghosting the Queen and him and his mum playing the scene straight the whole way through.
The sets - especially Alfie's new nightclub. This show looks AMAZING. The set/art design are incredible.
No more ALeiStEr CrOwLeY supernatural stuff. Hated that.
Alfie and his friends doing snarky banter
Sandra - I'm so so so so sick of dead girlfriends/husbands/children/parents/yadda/yadda/yadda as motivation but I thought Esme was boring and annoying as all hell and was very pleased she got offed. Sandra has way more attitude and she feels like a much better match for Alfie.
Salt's kinky wife/girlfriend and her lemon sauce.
Bet. Paloma Faith really gets this show and how to play the part.
I liked less;
Not enough Bet (and no Peggy).
This Salt dude - I see what they're going for but I've kinda seen it all done before and done better.
This whole Civil War thing/gas superweapon (which I presume is what Stormcloud is based on the last scene). I think this show is strongest in the episodes where they explore and build this alt-sixties world. There have been a few things which I felt were out of place in that, and this whole whole civil war thing is one of them. It feels much more 1940s than 1960s. I'm kind of meh on that being the backdrop for the whole entire season (which seems to be the case).
Still, pickin's are slim at the moment and this is a welcome return.