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Written, directed and produced by women, The Split is a series whose major male characters are largely defined in relation to the female characters.
The all-female Defoe family had coped for 30 years until the sudden return of father Oscar dropped a grenade into the clan's dynamics.
Abi Morgan's drama foregrounds steely, controlled women - with male characters tending towards emotional incontinence.
The longer I watched, the more compelling I found it. What a relief to be presented with a drama in which women are allowed to enjoy their work, and even to be wildly good at it, without their private lives also being offered up as a total failure.
It is the finely drawn portrait of fraught family ties that makes the show. They also make up for its weaknesses, which include patches of uninspired dialogue.
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