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The Town, starring Andrew Scott, ITV
rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
Photo credit: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-previews/tv-previews-inbetweeners-usa-the-town-1472832

I mostly stick with the BBC and rarely watch ITV these days. I made an exception for "The Town" because it was written by one of my favourite playwrights - Mike Bartlett - and starred one of my favourite actors - Andrew Scott.

Cut and pasted from the ITV iPlayer:

Following a family tragedy, 30-year-old Mark Nicholas (Andrew Scott) returns to the town where he grew up. After ten years away, coming home is harder than Mark could ever have imagined.

Raks's Reaction

What can I say? This piece just blew me away. It gripped me right from the off, when the double suicide is discovered, and Andrew Scott's performance as Mark, the couple's son, was (as always) off the scale. I felt as though I completely understood what he was going through and I really felt his pain. I empathised with his refusal to accept that his parents had committed suicide, and his desire to uncover the truth and ensure justice.

Mark and Alice used to date eachother until Mark left town. I liked the contrast drawn between London life and small town life. Mark's London life as essentially that of a single busy career professional and Alice's much more conventional and traditional small town life with a husband and a daughter and a full family life.

This drama could go anywhere - I have no idea where it is headed! - but I will definitely be tuning in next week to find out!

Here is The Telegraph's review of The Town which I loved:

Andrew Scott as Mark: Feel his pain!
Photo credit: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/tvmagazine/tvmagazinefeatures/4672500/We-go-on-the-set-of-ITV-drama-The-Town-with-Sherlocks-Andrew-Scott-and-Martin-Clunes.html

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Watched episode one last week and was really intrigued. Great to see Andrew starring. Definitely tuning in again tonight – have relegated The Hour to catch up! Typical that the two best programmes of the week clash, especially as The Hour has improved further with the addition of Tom Burke to the already fine cast. :-)

You have made me feel like a real numpty!

The Hour is something that has completely passed me by and I did not have a clue that Tom Burke was going to be in it - damn!

Should have said - Just love that "New Clothes" avatar!

Edited at 2012-12-13 01:25 am (UTC)

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