Friday, June 29, 2018

Striking Out Series 2

Acorn TV features the DVD debut of the critically acclaimed Acorn TV Original Irish legal drama STRIKING OUT, Series 2 on July 3, 2018. The six-part series follows Tara Rafferty (Amy Huberman) a successful Dublin lawyer who, after discovering her fiancée (Rory KeenanWar & Peace) having an affair, abandons her wedding plans and job and starts an unconventional private practice. The DVD 2-Disc Set features 6 episodes, plus bonus behind-the-scenes featurettes ($39.99, Striking Out, Series 2made its U.S. premiere in March 2018 on Acorn TV. Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” (The Hollywood Reporter), Acorn TV is North America’s most popular streaming service focused on British and international television from RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE).

As the hit Irish legal drama returns, solicitor Tara Rafferty is embattled but not beaten. She has built a new life for herself after leaving her cheating fiancé, Eric (Rory KeenanWar & Peace), and the high-powered law firm where they both worked. But with one of her employees betraying her and another in jail, she struggles to keep her fledgling practice afloat. Convinced that her former boss—Eric’s scheming father—is behind it all, Tara decides to strike back.

To pay the bills, Tara takes on clients whose legal problems range from deportation, to divorce from a bigamist, to a lawsuit against a convent. As she frequently faces off against Eric and her former colleagues in court, Tara’s mentor, Vincent (Neil Morrissey), leads a high-level corruption inquiry that could endanger them both.

Parade raves that “Huberman has helped create a knockout character,” and the stellar cast also features Moe Dunford (Vikings),Fiona O’Shaughnessy (Utopia), and Maria Doyle Kennedy as a formidable solicitor.

Street Date: July 3, 2018                   SRP: $39.99
DVD 2-Disc Set: 6 episodes – Approx. 327 min., plus bonus – SDH Subtitles – UPC 054961266791
Bonus: Behind-the-scenes featurette (19 min.), panel at the Television Critics Association event (15 min.) and a
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My Thoughts

Striking Out is an Irish crime drama series set in Dublin. It centers around a women named Tara who caught her fiance cheating with a colleague. This leads her to quit her job and take on a more questionable set of clients. She even works in the back of a cafe and uses a former client as her assistant.  The cases she takes on put her on the outs with the influential people in town. It's a new and original concept. This second season has six episodes. 

1 - Tara's team is evicted after Meg betrays them. Tara believes Eric's father is behind everything. While working to free Ray, Tara takes on an immigration case.

2- A father asks Tara to help with a custody situation. Ray starts investigation, and Vincent lays into Tara about the inquiry.

3 - Tara takes on the case of an ex-nun. Vincent finds a witness to help with the inquiry.

4 - Tara gets involved with Sam, Eric's brother. George takes on a case, but Tara finds evidence that could hurt his case.

5 - Tara and Eric finds themselves on opposite sides of an ugly divorce.

6- Eric is suspicious about Sam's new job. Things are getting serious between Tara & Sam. Tara learns the truth about hr father. 
This was a great series with lots of interesting mysteries mixed with some political drama. I love that it features a strong female lead. I also enjoyed the Irish accents! I really liked the series, and I'm exited to see what they come up with next.  If you'd like to grab a copy of this exciting new series, you can find it on Acorn Media or on Amazon.