This England* is a 6 part series on Sky Atlantic about Boris Johnson (played by Kenneth Branagh) from his taking office to - I'm not sure to when, actually. Has anyone seen it? I am on episode 2, and it's very strange seeing the pandemic play out. It sort of feels like history, but not quite. The characters are well played - some look unfeasibly like their real life counterparts (Rishi Sunak, for example) whereas others not so much (Dominic Cummings). It's stopped mattering now I'm into the second episode, as I know who's who.
Johnson is played as a lot older than he is - he's always quoting Shakespeare (even in private to poor Carrie) and comes across as eccentric rather than incompetent (so far, at least).
The jury is out, for me. It's too early for a fact-based drama with no real 'point of view'. We can easily remember what happened. I'd rather it took a particular stance on the matter, so that I could nod sagely and agree, or shout at the TV at the inaccuracies and whitewash, but as yet I can do neither.
If anyone else is watching I'd be interested to know what you think.
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