Bodyguard: Series 1 Reviews

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February 11, 2021
What the series creators, fully consciously of it or not, do show is a country ruled by vehemently anti-democratic and authoritarian cliques, none of whom would exhibit the slightest qualms about establishing openly dictatorial rule.
May 18, 2020
Madden plays Budd like a time bomb poised to detonate, revealing a man scarred by his wartime experiences. Hawes is excellent as the hawkish politician and Mercurio keeps the twists coming through to the finale.
October 22, 2019
She's older, upper class, English, and female; he's younger, working class, Scottish, and male. There's 50 shades of "ma'am" in the way he addresses her.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 9, 2019
While Bodyguard is being billed as a thriller, at its core it's that old favourite of the British isles, the police procedural - and crucially, even when it's just going through the procedures, it stays engaging.
August 18, 2019
Bodyguard adds to a long and damaging media trend of depicting brown people as terrorists.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 5, 2019
Six hours of a magnificent police drama. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 25, 2019
The more ridiculous and far-fetched Bodyguard becomes, the more I am gripped.
January 10, 2019
A taut limited series from the UK that will curl your hair; it is INTENSE. If you haven't seen it, hold a day to devote to six full length episodes on Netflix and expect to be deeply spooked.
December 18, 2018
Unfortunately, full of filler where there should be thriller, Bodyguard just can't get the job done, literally or figuratively.
December 15, 2018
The story takes wild, violent leaps amid myriad conspiracies, leading to a crazy, nail-biting climax that is both preposterous and wholly satisfying. Some binges feel like a slog. Bodyguard is more of a race, well worth the run.
December 15, 2018
The intense BBC drama didn't disappoint as it went out all guns blazing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 15, 2018
This has been a brilliant, compulsive, five-star mind trip of a series.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 15, 2018
The result is a fatally broken series - it starts very well and goes off the rails in its last episodes - but it is blatantly visible that it offers the same discourse as the cinema of the 70s: the institutions are rotten. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 7, 2018
After a few chapters, Bodyguard does something that is as bold as it is absurd, changing all the pieces of the game, but losing all cohesion. [Full review in Spanish]
November 16, 2018
Pure, can't-take-your-eyes away entertainment that's bound to have you saying "just one more episode before bed." This is sterling television, a well-crafted crime thriller, which is what the BBC does best.
November 9, 2018
It's had a tremendous critical reception... and virtually everyone who's mentioned it to me says it's brilliant. The opening definitely was; the rest of the episode wasn't quite at that level.
November 9, 2018
It's two things at once - the list of who did what and the reminder of what happened - and it feels nicely succinct. Like everything else about "Bodyguard," including its hero, the opening is taut.
November 6, 2018
The denouement is far too wordy and protracted, albeit peppered with some genuinely nail-biting moments. The show has earned your patience by this point, though, so you will gladly watch to the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 6, 2018
Suspenseful political crime show is smart but violent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 2, 2018
In only six chapters, this British series is capable of enthusing you, engaging you and then shortly after, turning into a light disappointment. [Full Review in Spanish]
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