Review: Marcella (S2 E1/8), Monday 20th February, ITV

NB: SPOILERS INSIDE Hans Rosenfeldt’sĀ Marcella divided plenty of people during its first run in 2016. Some people I know really enjoyed it, but the majority I spoke to about it thought it was a mess. And, I have to say, that’s where my opinion lies – the cast of characters were just so unlikableĀ (which hasn’t…

Review: Marcella (S1 E8/8), Tuesday 17th May, ITV

Here we are, then. The finale of a series that has caused much head-scratching and frustration but kept me interested just enough to find out who did it and why. At the end of episode seven, a final-shot twist revealed that Henry Gibson was the man now winning the killer sweepstakes, after we saw who…

Review: Marcella (S1 E7/8), Monday 16th May, ITV

Half way through this penultimate episode of Marcella – the most infuriating crime drama on television since From Darkness – DI Rav Sangha exasperated, “Sorry, but have I missed something here?” I knew how he felt. Like the previous six episodes, this seventh instalment lurched from one thing to the next, its myriad plot strands…

Review: Marcella (S1 E4,5,6/8), Mondays, ITV

Contrary to popular opinion, I have been watching Marcella on ITV… I just haven’t had time to write it up. It has been a busy couple of weeks, so I haven’t been able to dig into the series as deeply as I would have liked. But I’ll say this now, and anyone who has read…

Review: Marcella (S1 E2/8), Monday 11th April, ITV

Throughout the first episode of Hans Rosenfeldt’s Marcella, the eponymous lead character showed herself to be extremely unstable. In the face of a marriage breakdown, Marcella (Anna Friel) was prone to explosive bouts of violence and blackouts and at the end of the episode we saw her confront her estranged husband’s lover, Grace Gibson, only…

Review: Marcella (S1 E1/8), Monday 4th April, ITV

So here it is, then. Ever since it was announced that Hans Rosenfeldt would be following the third series of The Bridge with an ITV thriller, crime drama fans have been rubbing their hands with such ferocious glee that they have been starting fires everywhere they go. It’s an exciting thing to have one of…