REVIEW: Delicious is back for series two with more twists and inviting delicacies
When the first season of Delicious included the death of two-timing restauranteur Leo (Iain Glen), one could be forgiven for expecting the character and actor wouldn’t be around much in the first series – let alone the second. One would be wrong. Part of the charm of Delicious is the narration from the deceased Leo, as his two ex-wives struggle with continuing his legacy.
Series two begins with brief harmony. Gina (Dawn French) and Sam (Emilia Fox) are working together to continue the business, although some creative decisions are proving difficult for the pair to compromise on. There are some surprising revelations and a bit of disagreement between the two – but will they patch up their differences? As always, Delicious is back with a strong focus and powerful performances from French and Fox.
The key to the success of Delicious is without a doubt its focus on the relationship between the two female leads. Seemingly very different women, Gina and Sam were thrown together by circumstance and discovered they had far more in common than the affections of one man. That’s not to say there wasn’t drama along the way – as with all good television, there was plenty. However, the narrative after removing the man in question has been a breath of fresh air.
For foodies, there’s another draw and the clue is in the title. Delicious is a series about cooking and people who love food. Fittingly, the food design on the show is a thing of beauty and nothing changes in series two. If you’ve ever watched a cooking show just to drool over the creations, then Delicious is probably worth it for this alone.
All in all, Delicious is back for another excellent serving of character drama – perfect for the season of utter indulgence.