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Patrick Melrose Review 2018 TV-Show Series Season Cast Crew Online
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugo Weaving, Sebastian Maltz
Review: First of, Chumberlain is so great that watching it just to see him is worth your time. Also I just can’t see how the show isn’t relatable at all, I mean sure it isn’t relatable to everyone but you can’t say that it isn’t relatable at all. Because the charecter clearly has a drug problem that pretty much ruins his relationship to the people around him which probably every drug addict can relate to in some way. The seriers also show the root of his drug addiction and lifestyle which alot of people also can relate to. The charecter is supressing his pain from his childhood and abusive father.
Also the show has some amasing tension and charecter build up. The scene from the second episode when the house lady is carrying a plate of porslin and is questioned by David is a wonderfully directed scene.So I just watched the pilot last night. All I can say, wow. just, wow. This is Benedict Cumberbatch in a role I never thought I’d see him take on.
Why it surprises me I really can’t say. He has proven time and time again that no matter the challenge, he is up for it. But this is such a different beast than I’ve seen before. There is an unbreakable magnetism to his character, I couldn’t take my eyes off at any point. His arguments with the voices in his head, his movements depending on his mental state, the looks in his eyes as he goes through so many emotions. It’s spellbinding.
As amazing as he is in the lead role, this isn’t a one-man show. everyone involves delivers. The supporting cast is great. we don’t get a terribly large amount of time with any of them, most of the screentime is dedicated to Patrick and his misadventures, but every actor did such great work opposite him, I can’t wait to see more, especially form Jennifer Jason Leigh and Hugo Weaving.
The direction by Edward Berger combined with James Friend’s photography is excellent. The shots are beautifully composed and add an amazing sense of isolation to Patrick. It’s just stylish enough to catch your attention without being overly distracting.
The pacing is great. it moves along at a breakneck speed but never feels rushed. the writing by David Nicholls is spot on. The dialogue is quick and sharp, the structure of the narrative is quirky and fun without being jarring. The show gets crazy but never feels unbelievable.
Really I have basically nothing to complain about. If you simply don’t like watching crappy rich people I’d say drop it, but if you want fantastic performances, great writing and direction, a (I almost forgot) killer soundtrack, and maybe enjoyed the wolf of wallstreet (not necessary, but worth noting), then I think you’ll love this show. I can’t wait for next week, it’s got me hooked for sure. The only reason I wanted it to end was so I could run to tell everyone about it.