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Bodyguard: Series 1 Reviews

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.
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.
October 26, 2018
As Budd, Richard Madden is astonishing. His sweet good looks could have worked against the gravity of his role, but instead they give his tortured psychology a sympathetic appeal.
October 25, 2018
Those are minor gripes given the thrill factor and how easily Bodyguard grabs your attention and doesn't relinquish it.
October 25, 2018
The way these stories zero in on the morally compromised institutions responsible for individual suffering screams 2018...[Bodyguard] subverts thriller tropes just often enough to earn its reliance on them.
October 25, 2018
Bodyguard remains a gripping and thoroughly entertaining adventure that's emotionally deft, but that clumsy ending dims its overall excellence.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 25, 2018
Bodyguard is a tense, tightly plotted thrill ride that makes almost no false moves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 24, 2018
To watch Bodyguard's six episodes is to suspend disbelief and submit to its surprises. It helps not to expect too much more than that, particularly when it comes to the show's lavish employment of archetypes.
October 24, 2018
It can also be a blast, if you're all about the mystery and the forward momentum and your requirements for plausibility and psychological realism aren't high.
October 24, 2018
Bodyguard is bloody brilliant from the get-go. And if you watch, pay close attention to the terrorist who is tackled. It will be important later.
October 24, 2018
Even when Bodyguard does get a bit over the top, that same British flair for understatement prevents it from feeling as ridiculous as it might in other hands.
Top Critic
October 22, 2018
More concerned with being a good ride than exploring character or politics, the show is awash in a timely cynicism.
October 22, 2018
The action is well mounted and the tension tightly wound; it uncoils, when it does, with a satisfying snap.
October 10, 2018
Both juicy in its delving into character psychology and rippingly ready to tear up its playbook as it goes, it's a six-episode ride that demands, and rewards, a quick binge.
August 28, 2018
In Bodyguard, Mercurio trains his eye and his nose for corruption on the corridors of power and, by the end of [the] opening episode, it was clear he has created something as dark and moreish as ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5