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Bodyguard: Series 1 Reviews

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December 7, 2018
Bodyguard adds to a long and damaging media trend of depicting brown people as terrorists.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.81/5
October 31, 2018
It's a failed opportunity, and the result is a story that offers tantalizing threads of complexity, only to cut them all off right as they start combining into something truly innovative.
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]
September 4, 2018
Bodyguard...still might be the best thing Jed Mercurio has ever written.
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]
September 25, 2018
Madden and Hawes have incredible chemistry, and like Madden, Hawes balances the public and private faces of her character with ease.
November 5, 2018
Suspenseful political crime show is smart but violent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 28, 2018
All I can say is I already do not trust anyone in it - which is exactly what you want from a thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 24, 2018
There may be nothing groundbreaking about Bodyguard, but it's easy to see why it's breaking records. Like its politico-thriller forerunners, the show is taut entertainment for our time...
September 17, 2018
[Mercurio] sprints the thin line between thrilling and tosh.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 31, 2018
Bodyguard starts frenetic and stays there.
August 28, 2018
Richard Madden was spot-on as the inscrutable Budd.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 25, 2018
The series is ultimately Madden's, who handily proves he's capable of much, much more than brooding as King in the North.
November 1, 2018
The world of Bodyguard is all cynical shades of gray, where the best you can hope for is just to survive.
November 7, 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.
October 24, 2018
The key resolution is that despite all the nefarious men populating the series, women were actually always the biggest power players in this political thriller.
September 11, 2018
The scripts are so gripping and suspenseful, once you've watched one episode, it's hard not to become hooked.
October 25, 2018
Bodyguard could unfold as a boilerplate political thriller, but the series defies expectations at every twist and turn-almost.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 4, 2018
Viewers are in for a bumpy ride, though a thrilling one too, I hope.
November 2, 2018
A shot of adrenaline. A reminder of how engaging and engrossing the medium of telly can be.
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