Original title: ‘Allo ‘Allo!. Spanish title: ‘Allo ‘Allo!. Season: Second Season. Year: 1985. Genre: Sitcom. Country: United Kingdom (UK). Language: English. Episodes: 6 x 30 min + 1 x 35 min. Color or B/W: Color. Creator: David Croft, Jeremy Lloyd. Director: David Croft. Script: David Croft, Jeremy Lloyd. Photography: Max Samett. Music: David Croft. Cast: Gorden Kaye, Richard Marner, Sam Kelly, Kim Hartman, Guy Siner, Kirsten Cooke, Richard Gibson.
Plot outline During the World War II, René is the owner of a café in Nouvion (France), a village occupied by the Germans. During his daily routines, he has to help the German commandant to hide valuable stolen objects and do his dirty work under the threat of being shot for disobedience. On the other hand, his café is used as safe-house by the Resistance by force, under the threat of being shot for helping the Germans.
Comment without spoilers This comment is going to be very short, because there’s not much difference between this season and the previous one, for there are minor improvements in the script and little changes in the cast, but the soundtrack and the general atmosphere remains the same.
The main plots remains the same as in the previous season, but the subplots are certainly funnier. As the presentation of all the characters and plots has been already done, there’s no feeling of rising slope in the quality of the scripts, which happened in the first series. Also, in the last episode (the Christmas Special), we see that the twists in the plot are risen to a new level.
The actors are mostly the same, and the performance has the same quality. The only major difference is the arrival of a new main character, which derives in a slightly wider range of situations. Aside from this, the German characters are still the most awesome of the series (together with René).
The adding of the new character and the stability in the plot’s quality of all the episodes makes that this season, despite being so similar, even better than the previous one, so it’s highly recommendable to watch it. But just a tip… it’s better if you begin with the first one.
All the events related to the duel between René and Alfonse are really hilarious. However, the real improvement is in last episode, with the incredibly twisted plot in which everybody wants to kill Klinkerhoffen, but doing it on their own.
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List of Episodes:
Six Big Boobies.
The Wooing of Widow Artois.
The Policeman Cometh.
Swiftly and with Style.
Herr Flick’s Revenge.
The Gateau from the Chateau / Klinkerhoffen In Control (Christmas Special 1).
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