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The Split Review 2018 TV-Show Series Season Cast Crew Online
Creator: Abi Morgan
Stars: Nicola Walker, Stephen Mangan, Annabel Scholey
Review: Painful reading some of the reviews here, those that claim this series is nothing more than a man-bashing fest are particularly stupefying, especially the reviews that were written right after the first episode.This show portrays ALL characters as flawed and struggling, and does so with a fantastic cast and good, layered writing.
Looking at the other reviews I can see that opinion in split (excuse the pun). I loved it but I think this is because I can relate. If you have ever experienced some of the issues raised in the series then you will get this series. I think the acting by the three sisters was very good. I took the time to look up Rose (Fiona Button) so it must have had some impact. I’m thrilled they are making a second series.
We are now three episodes in and it has finally picked up… Nevermind the legal inaccuracies, it’s a compelling story and a very relatable one if you’ve ever gone through a divorce, whether as a child or a spouse. Sure, it takes place in a very different world than most of us know, but it makes very little difference – we’re all human. Nicola Walker is at the top of her game, and I’m particularly enjoying acerbic exchanges between Deborah Findlay and Annabel Scholey. The women have arrived!
I finished watching The Split tonight and found myself in turn laughing and crying and at all times absorbed. It has a cast of great characters and the plot is unpredictable, gripping and heartwarming. All the acting is superb, particularly that of Stephen Mangan, Nicola Walker and Barry Atsma.
British dramas like this are much more natural and believable than equivalent US productions such as The Good Wife, which are poorly acted, wooden and, for me, unwatchable.
For those of us out in the provinces this drama provides a glimpse of lives lived in what comes across as a beautiful capital city. Yes, there’s glamour and gorgeousness that are out of reach for most of us – but the emotional and human concerns of he drama are to be found anywhere and everywhere. We can identify with the dliemmas and enjoy the fun and glitz too.