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Requiem Review 2018 Tv Show Series Season Cast Crew Online
Creator: Kris Mrksa
Stars: Lydia Wilson, James Frecheville, Sian Reese-Williams
Review: Requiem is a UK based supernatural mystery thriller. Its “by the numbers” stuff with more than a few well worn tropes on offer. The result is a series that works but it remains predictable fair that’s on the cusp of being cliched.
What saves Requiem to a good degree is its a little “off beat”. Putting aside the “Children of the Corn” all grown up look of the main character Matilda, there’s some real depth and quirks to her character and the rest of the cast. This tends of successfully sideline the more obvious plot twists and turns, engaging the viewer with the characters on an emotional and personal level.
I will add that this is a “slow burn” thriller so it wont satisfy the impatient. That said, as it stands, Requiem has enough human interest elements including strong characterisations and narrative, plus well structured storytelling, to qualify as a decent, if not exceptional, short series. Eight out of ten from me.
A constant feeling of dread that you can’t look away from! Fantastic acting, wonderful plot. Not one of the cheap, cheesy and yawn inducing, something to pass the time shows! This has substance and genuine suspense.Lydia Wilson’s talent and haunting beauty coupled with Brendan Coyle who always brings his all to everything he touches makes this for me! The rest of the cast is amazing also with additional stand out performances by Joel Fry and James Frenchville. Who am I kidding? The whole cast is fantastic! I can’t recommend this highly enough. I sincerely hope this gets the second season and the recognition it deserves!
The first episode started off promisingly. A spooky supernatural drama with two suicides in the opening minutes. The main character is Matilda Gray (Lydia Wilson) a cellist going on to better things professionally but her mother is one of the suicide victims. The other was a man in a creepy mansion who seemed possessed by some spirit.
Matilda finds newspaper clippings about a girl who disappeared in Wales 20 years ago. Is she the girl? Matilda goes to Wales to look for answers and ends up at the funeral of the man who jumped from the spook house, a house Matilda finds strangely familiar. The series never lived up to the promise of that first episode. It never caught fire with the viewing public.
The final episode was disappointing. A crashing bore. We have cults, people behaving strangely, suspiciously, selfishly. The series wanted to tread ground of some classic British horror tropes. There was a twist regarding Matilda but at the end, very few people cared about the series.