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      Miniseries – Patrick Melrose

      2018 Drama TRAILER for Patrick Melrose: Season 1 Sneak Peek - Shut Up List
      90% 68 Reviews Tomatometer 45% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Patrick Melrose is a man from a very privileged yet traumatic childhood in the 1980s. Patrick's father was a very abusive man, and Patrick's mother put up with his behavior. Eventually, Patrick's childhood led him down a path into addiction and severe substance abuse in New York. "Patrick Melrose" is a five-part limited series based on the semi-autobiographical novels by Edward St. Aubyn from the 1980s through early 2000s. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Dec 10 Buy Now

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      Patrick Melrose is a scathing indictment of British high society's inherited dysfunction, cruelty, and the wealth that enables them. The Crown this ain't.

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      Episode 1 Aired May 12, 2018 Bad News In the grip of his addictions, Patrick Melrose must fly to New York to collect his father's ashes; over the course of a lost weekend, Patrick's search for satisfaction sends him into a nightmarish spiral. Details Episode 2 Aired May 19, 2018 Never Mind At the Melrose family's house in the South of France, young Patrick has the run of the magical grounds; while the family awaits the arrival of weekend guests, shocking events transpire that tear Patrick's world in two. Details Episode 3 Aired May 26, 2018 Some Hope Patrick reluctantly agrees to go to his first big social event since recovering; together with his good friend Johnny Hall, he attends a glittering party in the English countryside; while there, Patrick confronts his past in myriad ways. Details Episode 4 Aired Jun 2, 2018 Mother's Milk Patrick and his family visit his mother for the summer, but some unwelcome guests arrive. Details Episode 5 Aired Jun 9, 2018 At Last On the day of his mother's memorial service, a now clean and sober Patrick confronts his mother's complicity in his father's abuse, as well as answers his father's question of what he will do with his life. Details

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      Craig Mathieson The Age (Australia) Benedict Cumberbatch gives the performance of his career in this cruelly compelling 2018 limited series. Jan 5, 2021 Full Review Debi Enker The Age (Australia) [Benedict Cumberbatch] runs the gamut: cool, acerbic, brittle, erratic, self-destructive, needy and fragile. Mar 8, 2019 Full Review Robert Lloyd Los Angeles Times Patrick Melrose [is] a highly satisfying adaptation of five semi-autobiographical novels by Edward St. Aubyn. Jun 13, 2018 Full Review Diego Jemio Clarín English actor Benedict Cumberbatch portrays that tortured soul [Patrick Melrose] wonderfully. [Full review in Spanish] May 14, 2019 Full Review Keith Watson Metro Newspaper (UK) Cumberbatch is so alarmingly convincing in a wide range of drug-bonkers states - mind or body in meltdown, sometimes the two together - that you find yourself hoping against hope that he's not method acting. Rated: 4/5 Mar 8, 2019 Full Review Rich Cline Shadows on the Wall Bracingly inventive... Profound and important. Dec 7, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Nathan H By turns hilarious and devestating character portrait exploring generational trauma, the cycle of addiction, and the emptiness of decadence, with spot-on charicatures, all rendered with beautiful cinemetography and extremely committed performances. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/26/24 Full Review Kasso M At times hysterically funny, at others emotionally devastating. Terribly underrated and under-appreciated. Not many shows cover such dark topics, and Cumberbatch handles them with expert skill. Maybe his best performance, so convincing. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/30/23 Full Review Carl F Top class series and performances. Grown up TV . Portrays the impact of sexual abuse with true insight. Excellent and riveting throughout. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review dario l Точно не мій найулюбленіший серіал, інколи навіть доводилось себе змушувати додивлятись. Серії на дачі у Франції здалися найнуднішими, хоча розумію чому вони можуть подобатись. В цілому, історія мене майже не зацікавила, дивився виключну заради харизми БК. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member I don't quite understand why the audience rating is what it is for this series. Ordinarily, I would think 5 episodes is a bit shy of being able to sink one's teeth into a story. But this series was incredibly well done holding one's attention even during deep character dives. Well worth anybody's time if they have even a small appreciation for bold writing and engrossing directing. My first introduction to Cumberbatch and I was quite impressed. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Carole G Brilliant in all regards. A terrifying portrait of a monstrous kind of person. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/09/22 Full Review Read all reviews Post a review

      Season Info

      Edward Berger
      Executive Producer
      Rachael Horovitz, Michael Jackson, Adam Ackland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Helen Flint
      David Nicholls, Edward St. Aubyn
      Original Language
      Release Date
      May 12, 2018