The Traitors series 2 on BBC One review: the murder mystery is back – let the carnage commence

Series one proved a surprise, word of mouth smash hit for the BBC, with an average audience of 5.4 million tuning in to watch Maddy’s madcap prophesies, Aaron’s many blunders, and Amanda promising to turn into the dragon from the Welsh flag if Wilf dared to throw her under the bus. It set a high bar, but can its successor live up to the substantial hype? Though it’ll take some time to get to know this year’s batch better, the show seems to have the same magic. Once again, cocky contestants repeatedly state the obvious (“it’s just a game,” and so on), exhibit borderline terrifying displays of herd mentality, and round on their new friends for the most innocuous reasons imaginable.