Roadkill: Season 1 Reviews

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December 16, 2020
...amusing too in a mordant kind of way, a kind of prestige political soap...
December 2, 2020
It's risk-averse in a way that is itself a kind of risk --comfortingly old-fashioned, at the cost of staying one cautious step behind the present that it aims to represent.
November 23, 2020
Predictable, it certainly is, but there is something quite riveting in watching this man's downfall.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 20, 2020
Doesn't have quite the tension of The Undoing, nor does it have the wide range of talent. But it does have Laurie, some fine supporting actors and a wicked script that captures the sleaziness of politics today.
November 9, 2020
While feeling a little like House of Cards-lite, Roadkill's Machiavellian political machinations are sold by Laurie's charismatic, yet creepy performance.
November 6, 2020
Wouldn't it be great if there were another show as worthy of the gifts of Hugh Laurie, 61, as his hit series House? Now there is! Theater great and Oscar nominee David Hare presents this cleverly plotted, utterly cynical four-part miniseries.
November 4, 2020
As soapy as Roadkill is, it has a great cast going for it, led by the always watchable Hugh Laurie.
November 3, 2020
Roadkill is quite thrilling on its inaugural outing. Many characters are introduced and no one is really who they seem to be. Clandestine alliances and surprising connections make for an engaging story that goes in all sorts of directions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.25/5
November 2, 2020
While it seems inevitable that he'll get the last word, this house of cards plays a way too familiar hand.
November 2, 2020
The human side of the equation mostly adds up, though, and Laurie nails the contradictions of Laurence, who tries kindness on for size but only to see whether it fits with his consuming ambition.
November 2, 2020
Roadkill is only as good as its performances, and to its good fortune and ours the series boasts strong turns across the board.
November 2, 2020
Even with its salacious elements, the bottom line is Roadkill simply feels tame relative to the Trump/Brexit era of US and U.K. politics.
November 2, 2020
It's very twisty, this one, and a rather cynical but generally entertaining take on contemporary British politics.
November 2, 2020
Laurie has charm enough to compensate for his character's flaws.
October 30, 2020
"Roadkill" doesn't do a particularly good job of establishing what ideals Laurence may once have had, but it's an entertaining enough foray into his world, and what it feels like to live there.
October 30, 2020
The series never makes a clear case that it's worth all the effort - or worth adding another deceitful politician to your life at this particular moment.
October 30, 2020
What begins as a straightforward story unravels into an interconnected evening soap, better paired with gin than tea and crumpets.
October 30, 2020
Laurie does what he can with playing up the charade of a political conman whose almost always good for a selfie opp and a sound bite. But the character of Peter is too much a stereotypical villain.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 29, 2020
What Roadkill has to offer are a few standout performances, as Peter dodges fire from all sides. Laurie is, as is often the case, outstanding as a creep who gets by on his charm and/or brilliance.
October 29, 2020
Why any of this happens will have viewers scratching their heads, because neither the personal nor professional aspects of it make very much sense.
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