Rakshita (Raks) Patel (rakspatel) wrote in mycroft_brolly,
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The Town, starring Andrew Scott, ITV

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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:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/9725377/The-Town-ITV1-review.html

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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
Tags: andrew scott, tv
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