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A Very English Scandal [BBC]

Discussion in 'Movies, Music and TV shows' started by Sorrows, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. Sorrows

    Sorrows Queen of the Flamingos Moderator DLP Gold Supporter

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    So I watched this the other night on iPlayer, it's brilliant and crazy and also based on a rue story.

    Hugh Grant plays Jeremy Thorpe, the UK leader of the liberal party was found to have had a decade long gay affair after his attempt to have his former gay lover murdered failed. The scandal and subsequent trial happened in the late 60s early 70s and has largely been forgotten, but the whole thing is brilliantly portrayed here.

    They really lean into the biazze details of the actual case, at its heart this is a comedy but it has a great deal of understated sympathy for the charecters, even Thorpe, and it packs an emotional wallop.

    Totally compelling and worth a watch.

     
  2. Solfege

    Solfege Minister of Magic DLP Supporter

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    Rewatching A Very English Scandal, Hugh Grant's finest performance yet. I've also now a fascination of George Carman.
     
  3. CrackedMind

    CrackedMind Death Eater

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    I tripped awhile ago, and the girl who was sort of being our sitter was watching this show. So we spent a solid 4 hours just konked out in front of the tv binging it. A part of me wants to watch it again but im not sure how the experience would compare.
     
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    Imariel Headmaster DLP Supporter

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    Sounds like the start of a very american scandal.
     
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    Silirt Order Member DLP Supporter

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    Oh fuck Rowling's going to find out about this shit.
     
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