REVIEW: Trust (S1 E9/10)

With Paul’s ear off, and the ransom deal back on, we’re moving towards the climax of the tale; but there are twists yet to come, extraordinarily emotive moments, and not a few surprises in this convoluted saga of money and familial distrust. John Paul Getty III himself it was, if we are to believe it,…

REVIEW: Trust (S1 E8/10)

If you know anything of the history of the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, you’ll know what’s coming this week; but nothing will prepare you for the intensity of this episode, which contrasts pastoral beauty with unbelievable brutality. Negotiations between the Getty family and the Calabrian mafia have broken down, largely due to the…

REVIEW: Trust (S1 E5/10)

Never let it be said that Trust is afraid of a change of tone; this week’s episode takes off into a wild pursuit, sacrificing psychological analysis for rattling action. Can young John Paul Getty escape his captors – or is it a case of ‘Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back…

REVIEW: Trust (E4/10)

Focus turns away from the Getty family this week, as the Italian kidnappers come to terms with what they have done. This could make or break them, as much as it could the Gettys. In That’s All Folks – the motto of the Looney Tunes cartoons, lest we forget – gangster Primo reveals to his…

REVIEW: Trust (S1 E1/10)

Nothing is more fascinating to the TV viewing public than the lives of the fabulously wealthy – particularly when wealth brings not happiness, but misery on a Shakespearean scale. From Dallas and Dynasty to the trials and tribulations of our beloved Royal Family, it’s equally appealing whether it’s outrageous fiction, or, in the case of…