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Really, really, REALLY captivating miniseries.
on June 30, 2018
No one does these sorts of scandal dramas as well as the British. This is an engaging watch from scene one to the end, as it tells a comedy of errors, if it were a comedy. Which it's not. That's not to say it doesn't have its humorous moments. Grant is one of those actors who can do both drama and comedy, sometimes in the same scene. A powerful, high level gentleman decides to one-off a problem from the past. Of course, he knows nothing about such things, so passes it to someone else, who also knows nothing of such things so passes it to someone else, and so on and so forth. Based on real events, the ending shouldn't surprise anyone. Hugh Grant has transitioned into high quality interesting middle aged leading male roles, like this one. Still handsome, charismatic, and a superb actor, I can't take my eyes off him, when he's on the screen. Hugh Grant with dark eyes? Hugh Grant as a gay man? Yep. And TOTALLY believable. Ben Whishaw, who plays the young love interest, was the perfect choice. Grant, surrounded by high level captivating actors and their characters, runs with the film full stop. Stephen Frears was the director and got it right. I hope Amazon produces more like this. (And more Hugh Grant!)