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Bodyguard: Series 1 Reviews

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January 29, 2019
Well written, cleverly plotted, and bingable as hell, Bodyguard is a riveting six-hour watch.
December 17, 2018
Unfortunately, full of filler where there should be thriller, Bodyguard just can't get the job done, literally or figuratively.
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]
December 14, 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]
September 4, 2018
Bodyguard...still might be the best thing Jed Mercurio has ever written.
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 14, 2018
The intense BBC drama didn't disappoint as it went out all guns blazing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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]
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.
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