'Afterlife: Season Two'
(Andrew Lincoln, Lesley Sharp, et al / 2-Disc DVD / NR / (2006) 2014 / BBC America)
Overview: The hit psychological drama grows even more chilling! As Alison Mundy (Lesley Sharp, 'Scott & Bailey') struggles to recover from a near fatal seance, she becomes more determined than ever to help the living heal from relationships torn apart by death. University lecturer, Robert Bridge (Andrew Lincoln, 'The Walking Dead') becomes involved in a series of new supernatural events surrounding medium Alison.
DVD Verdict: In all truth, the premise of 'Afterlife' is simple. A medium, a skeptic, and a lot of paranormal activity come together for two seasons! But what sets this apart from other, similarly plotted shows and films is the incredible atmosphere and suspense built throughout each episode. Well, that and the fantastic performance of Lesley Sharp, whose depiction of depressed medium Alison is utterly compelling, powerfully impressive, and very believable.
Never before had I seen such a moving, emotional, tense and creepy TV show (since the first season, of course), and never have I been more disappointed that a show has been cancelled! That being said, the two seasons we got were beautifully wrapped up, with a neat story arc and a final episode that was quite simply perfect. After watching it, I sat there in shock for a good while, barely believing how beautifully written and presented it was.
I won't reveal the ending, but let's just say you may need a box of tissues on hand - I was sobbing! And for a few episodes, maybe a cushion to hide behind! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Feature of:
Bringing the Dead to Life: A Behind the Scenes look at what it takes to create the chilling atmosphere of 'Afterlife'.