Anatomy of a scandal | Netflix’s worst/good series

It’s cheesy, over the top and cheesy, like the music video It’s All Coming Back To Me Now by Celine Dion, but I swallowed everything, sorry about this soap sulphurous manufactured in England.

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There is a thunderclap that roars at the precise moment the plot thickens and the camera spins, waltzes and spins until dizzying.

There’s Michelle Dockery aka Lady Mary of Downton Abbey, sipping a peated whiskey and staring into space, the perfect prelude to a panic attack in an overly fancy apartment. Add to this the deafening sound of a commuter train passing by two feet to accentuate poor Lady Mary’s inner cacophony.

There’s Rupert Friend aka Agent Peter Quinn or home countrywho squints and embodies a well-oiled and pretentious politician, pure product of the London bourgeoisie trained in the private clubs of the University of Oxford.

And there’s Sienna Miller, who inherits a thin and conventional role, that of the cheated, humiliated and erased wife behind her popular husband, but not quite as perfect as on his election boards.

This Netflix series, created by the makers of big little lies The exercise and House of cardsis called Anatomy of a scandalAnatomy of a scandal in French version, and it is a hit all over the world.

But watch out. This political-domestic intrigue, filmed with a smashing budget, closes on you like a trap. After the first episode, set to thunderous music and topped with pompous stylistic effects, your curiosity is cleverly aroused.

A politician, a mistress, voracious tabloids, a wealthy white family wiped out by scandal, it’s a classic, yet effective canvas. Think about undo itFirst impression) with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant.

The third episode drags on, but the fourth ends with a blow so big – and unbelievable – that you can swallow the last two hours in one sitting. Anatomy of a scandal is therefore completed in six hours and you come out of this affair of sex, betrayal and manipulation with a strange sense of shame mingled with satisfaction.

Not least because the final revenge scene of the miniseries is delightful. On the other hand, the road traveled to arrive at this epilogue is tortuous.

Anatomy of a scandal puts his magnifying glass on charming conservative minister James Whitehouse (Rupert Friend), his elegant wife Sophie (Sienna Miller), and their two adorable blond children. The series opens with a disturbing phone call in the middle of a champagne party, what a lack of decency frankly. The British press is about to reveal that James Whitehouse, the sexiest politician in the country, had a five-month affair with one of his young employees. Shocking † Worse, the victim accuses her boss of rape. oh damn hell

Sophie Whitehouse’s dream life will be shattered and she too will drink glasses of Chablis as she contemplates the emptiness of her existence, in a modern and tasteful kitchen, costing the price of a chalet on Lake Memphremagog.


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Kate Woodcroft (Michelle Dockery) is the accuser in Anatomy of a scandal

Where Anatomy of a scandal scores the most points, it is shot in series on the field. Prosecutor Kate Woodcroft (Michelle Dockery) and Attorney General Angela Regan (Josette Simon) conduct tight interrogations about the notions of consent, with the details telling completely different #metoo stories, according to the person who remembers it.

It is clear that almost all the characters ofAnatomy of a scandal, including the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, attended the prestigious University of Oxford at the same time. A series of flashbacks to the late 1990s shows us the size of the skeletons they buried in their respective closets.

Yes, it’s big, viscous and far-fetched, but it’s striking and only lasts six hours. Small investment of time for promising return of pleasure.

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