Monday, July 18, 2016
We have been watching MARCELLA on Netflix (from ITV in the UK) and find it difficult to follow at times. There are so many characters and so many plot threads. And they introduce an idea about Marcella's sanity and five episodes in they really haven't followed up on it . We don't know what incident got her into trouble. (Unless I dozed off).
When her husband paid people to beat him up so he would feel something, I almost bailed and I still might. No one in the series acts the way you'd expect them to act. Would a student writing a thesis continue to spend time alone with a man who has murdered several people?Would the cops allow Marcella to investigate a case involving her husband's firm? Or any case for that matter. And her kids, banished to prep school, seem to hate her but we never learn why. Why is everyone so suspicious of her? It's like there was a first series we missed.
If I didn't know it was going to be wrapped up in one episode, I would never have stuck it out.
I much prefer the single thread narrative in shows this complex.
What are you watching?