The Split returns to BBC

The Split divides viewers as it returns with series two

No likeable characters?

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Fans of BBC drama The Split were eager for season two to start last night with the juicy divorces, saucy affairs and the dysfunctional Defoes solving family disputes by leaving chaos in their wake.

While some viewers were happy to see Nicola Walker (who plays Hannah Stern) return to the screen, especially to be caught up in her affair with Barry Atsma’s Christie, there were some that found the start of season two left them wondering why they’d even turned on their screens.

Nicola Walker in The Split. (Credit: BBC Pictures)
Nicola Walker in The Split. (Credit: BBC Pictures)

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Season one had come under criticism for being less than legally accurate, and it appears the same has happened again for season two.

Donna Air appeared in season two in need of help for a tricky divorce.
Donna Air appeared in season two in need of help for a tricky divorce (Credit: BBC Pictures)

My question is how does she have the time for an affair, a husband, kids, close family, high-powered demanding long-hours job, housework…

Some viewers picked up on how, despite being high profile law professionals, simple things like putting a phone on mute in a meeting seemed impossible.

It wasn’t all criticism though, with many praising the Defoe sisters for their ability to juggle a  busy work schedule, family life and have the time for an extramarital affair too – and all whilst showcasing a stylish work wardrobe.

One viewer wrote: “Oh, I loved #TheSplit. So glad to see it back. The houses! The outfits! The music! The offices! Nicola Walker on top form. Can’t wait for more.”

Another agreed: “#TheSplit so many great blouses. Must refresh the work wardrobe.”

While many of us battle with getting everything done in a day, Nicola Walker’s character Hannah came across as an over-achiever – and not everyone’s satisfaction:

The next episode of The Split will air on BBC One next Tuesday, February 18 at 9pm.

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