Butterfly: Miniseries Reviews

January 22, 2019
But the serial also spends so much time on Vicky and Stephen's precious feelings that Maxine could have instead been diagnosed with childhood cancer and this alternate McGuffin would probably have had the same functional impact on the narrative.
January 16, 2019
[A] thought-provoking, emotionally realistic issue drama on the subject of gender identity in young people - well, really, just one particular young person, 12-year-old Max Duffy from Manchester, who would like to be known as Maxine.
January 9, 2019
The most distinctive of the newcomers deal with youth-centric stories, albeit in decidedly different ways...Easily more interesting -- and certainly more emotionally engaging -- is Butterfly.
October 23, 2018
It's only a three-parter, sadly, but every episode is sure to sing, baffle and enthral.
October 22, 2018
As a piece of drama I find it sensitive and moving. And a glimpse into a world of suffering that most of us, mercifully, will never know.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 16, 2018
It is a wonderfully delicate drama that covers new ground carefully and features fully realised characters at war with their instincts, intellects and worse or better natures.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 16, 2018
This drama is about to push its neck out a whole lot farther, and become a whole lot more tricky.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5