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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: Never before have I watched a drama series just to see how bad it can get. The Split is painfully bad from the first scene, but I carried on watching as I knew it was only 6 episodes long.
Every female character is a cliche we’ve all seen before. I’m sure you’ll recognise the misfit promiscuous middle child and the love sick doting youngest child, who has a public sector career and ethnic boyfriend. They’ve been seen before if a plethora of BBC dramas. I’m struggling to figure out if the bad acting and implausible writing was a conscious decision or if the makers were time constrained and could only shoot a scene once.
There is a scene in episode 4 that you can see coming a mile off. Misfit middle child has an outburst (just because she’s drunk), where there’s no real provocation. You know it’s going to happen, but you hope the writers do not insult your intelligence…….needless to say, they do. The Split is poorly acted, poorly filmed and poorly scripted, but oddly watchable as you cant help but despise every character and relish in there self inflicted downfall. Abi Morgan (who wrote this) must hate women, as this was a good opportunity to develop some strong, positive characters. Instead she creates an ensemble of incredibly unlikable women.
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.