||[Oct. 12th, 2016|10:39 am]
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.