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Binge Worthy – “Patrick Melrose” is Cumberbatch at his finest by Steve’s Views

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This five-part limited series based on the acclaimed novels by Edward St. Aubyn, tracks Patrick Melrose (Benedict Cumberbatch) from a privileged but deeply traumatic childhood in the South of France, through severe substance abuse in his twenties in New York and, ultimately, toward recovery back home in Britain.

  • Cast

Benedict Cumberbatch, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sebastian Maltz, Hugo Weaving and Jessica Raine.

  • Review

This is Benedict Cumberbatch in a role I never thought I’d see him take on. Why it surprises me I really can’t say. He has proven time and time again that no matter the challenge, he is up for it. But this is such a different beast than I’ve seen before. There is an unbreakable magnetism to his character, I couldn’t take my eyes off at any point. His arguments with the voices in his head, his movements depending on his mental state, the looks in his eyes…

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