White Heat: Season 1 (2012)
Critic Consensus: With nonsensical writing and two-dimensional characters, White Heat fades away as another lackluster story utilizing tired time-period progression gimmicks.
This six-episode series follows the lives of seven students who meet in 1965 and, despite their mixed backgrounds, become friends while living together in London. In a unique approach, each episode takes place during a different time period between 1965 and 1990 and chronicles their lives as they intertwine and deal with the changing world around them. Sam Claflin and Reece Ritchie star.
as Older Lilly
as Older Victor
as Older Charlotte
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The series can be demanding, requiring an effort to suspend disbelief and also overlook the characters' frequent unpleasantness.
The story is good and now that we know who's who, where's who and in what year, maybe we can enjoy lighter taps from the narrative hammer in forthcoming episodes.
Curiously watchable, but in its attempts to cover all bases, this new series could turn out to tell us stuff we've heard a hundred times before.
Milne turns each character into such a cipher it feels more like a game of Guess Who than a plausible dramatic conceit.
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