Guilt: Season 1 Reviews

September 3, 2021
It starts off well, but becomes overly complicated to the point where the denouement doesn't quite work.
July 2, 2021
Immaculately crafted, superbly cast and never predictable, Guilt is simply unmissable.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 16, 2020
Forsyth pitched into black comic thriller territory with Hitchcockian twists and lovely one-liners, where the problem of guilt, the anxiety and ambiguity it creates, couldn't be solved by any rational solution. It was very funny.
April 14, 2020
Dysfunctional men making bad decisions... It often makes for uncomfortable viewing and Guilt -- despite the presence of the fabulous Mark Bonner -- is more uncomfortable than most.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 27, 2020
[A]n absolute cracker.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 27, 2020
Slowly the farcical elements recede, the pacing steps up and something more complex and melancholy takes hold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 27, 2020
What elevates Guilt - besides the artful direction, eye-catching production design and a killer soundtrack - is the rich river of black humour that bubbles through it.
January 27, 2020
Guilt is the polar opposite to the trendy slow-burn box set. It starts with a bang and builds from there, with a plot that twists and turns like the snakes in Medusa's hair.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 27, 2020
Forsyth's tightly written screenplay means the action never sags, and it's frequently very funny.
December 30, 2019
An utter triumph, a word-of-mouth dazzler. I've loved it, and it's (almost) open for a second series.
December 30, 2019
[Guilt] delivered where so many others have failed: the acting was superb, the writing whip smart. The twists kept coming. It was deliciously, darkly funny, the Coen brothers by way of Leith.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 30, 2019
With a mood somewhere between Hitchcock and Danny Boyle, and the fastidious compositions of both, the show imagines a surreal morality in hot pursuit of the brothers.
November 15, 2019
If you build well written, handsomely shot and brilliantly acted dramas the audience will come.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 14, 2019
Like Max and his brother Jake, we've been lured into something much more dangerous than we expected.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2019
It is testament to [Mark] Bonnar's skill that, although he plays a man with no redeeming features, who cares only about money and power, and has a soot-black soul, as a viewer you don't entirely despise him.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5