Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist


Olivia Colman can do no wrong, but...

I'm getting tired of black comedy. It's been in the ascendent too long.  This sort of thing- botched suicide attempts, grannies dying amusingly, fun with nooses-  only works if it shocks- and by now it's old hat. The storyline where the central male character was mistaken for a paedophile seemed promising but when the punchlines came they weren't delivered bare-knuckled but with gloves on.

The production values are high, the performances are excellent, but the script doesn't break any taboos that haven't been broken many times before.
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