Back to Life, starring Daisy Haggard and Laura Solon, is a BBC show about Miri’s return to her home. She remained in prison for 18 years and is now returning back to her house. Watching her return is a complete delight; viewers will shift from tears to laughter in just a span of a few seconds.
The Plot of Back To Life Season 2
Miri Matteson, who is aged around thirty, is an ex-convict. Her character is played by Daisy Haggard, who is also the show’s co-creator with Laura Solon. Miri Matteson has returned to society and has been free for six weeks, keeping aside her mandatory meetings with Janice (her probation officer, played by Jo Martin). Things seem to be quite okay. Miri is taking her driving lessons so that she can try for the job of a supermarket employee. She and Billy are still friends with benefits.
Miri is still trying to cope with the fact that Mandy’s mother (Mandy is her best friend) has some involvement in the case for which she served 18 years of prison imprisonment. Apart from that, her own mother had an affair with her ex-boyfriend Dom. While all this is going on, she is trying to recover her bank account, which she hasn’t used for two decades, and she is trying to learn all about smartphones and the internet.
The main plot of the second series consists of the return of Lara’s parents. Lara is Miri’s childhood friend. Norah, Lara’s mother, approaches Miri and enquires truth regarding the death of her daughter. It is quite clear that she ran away from John, her husband. Adrian Edmondson plays the role of John, and he delivers a great performance. John’s threats and control over Janice are shown in the show. Through this, the show tries to show the prevalence of violence towards women.
Main Theme of Back To Life Season 2
The main theme of the show is forgiveness. Can the parents of a murdered child live gracefully? Do they have the right to do so? Will Miri ever forgive Mandy? Can she and Oscar forgive Caroline? Although Oscar thinks that he has forgiven Caroline but, his actions suggest otherwise. Should Caroline work towards rectifying her mistakes?
Our Take on it
Back to Life Season 3 is nearly perfect. After watching the whole season, I just realized that there are some moments in the show when the humor part becomes slightly broader-brush as compared to the first season. Caroline and Oscar are two great characters. Despite this being the second season, the show hasn’t lost its originality. This is said because many shows deviate from their plot and ideas over the course of time.
A fine balance between pain and forgiveness can be seen in this season. All the emotions have been carefully balanced and shown. The act is maintained right from the beginning of the season to its last season. In all, it’s a must-watch and a quality show.