I know I’m wayyy late on watching and reviewing this one, the first series came out in 2016 but apparently it takes about twenty years to start and finish a series when you’re a parent but nevertheless, I did finally get round to watching all 3 series of the ITV drama ‘Marcella’ and I wanted to share with you my thoughts on this.
I love a crime drama and I also love Anna Friel so I was feeling pretty sure I’d like this series before I even delved into it and let me just say, it did not disappoint.
Anne Friel plays DS Marcella Backland who is portrayed as being a bit mean and moody and in my opinion, badass. As the series progresses, you learn more about Marcella’s life and you start to understand why Marcella is like she is. It’s because of this that I love her character; despite being deeply flawed, she is also passionate and fierce. Another thing to know about Marcella is that she suffers from a psychiatric disorder due to past trauma that causes her to black out during moments when she feels intense stress. This basically means that Marcella can suddenly ‘wake up’ hours after blacking out with no recollection of what happened, why or what she may have even done during that time. At one point during the first series, Marcella may even possibly be responsible for the murder of someone herself…
The programme ‘Marcella’ itself is dark, more than a little violent and sometimes even a bit distressing to watch but I don’t tune into a crime drama to feel uplifted. The first series is about hunting down a serial killer who likes to kill their victims by asphyxiation. Hardly keeping it light hearted are they? As someone who is quite easily spooked, you’d think I’d avoid watching something like this but this show appeals to my ‘imaginary’ detective side, I want to know more and I need answers. I love all the twists and turns of each series. Seriously, I was hooked to this show from the start.
So, those are my thoughts on the ITV drama ‘Marcella.’ If you too are a fan of crime drama like myself, I would 100% recommend this show to you. If you’ve already watched this show, do you agree? If not, what did you think of it?
I’m thinking of starting a ‘what to watch’ segment to my blog. A place where I share with you all what tv shows I’ve recently watched, what I thought about them and whether or not I would recommend them. What do you think? Is this something you’d like to read more of? Please do let me know and let me know what you think I should watch next by leaving me a comment!
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