Fresh Meat (Channel 4) Review Series 2 Episode 5

I loved last week’s episode of Fresh Meat so much that this week was always going to be a letdown, but the string of superb episodes at the end of the show’s first series gave me hope. Sadly, though episode five admittedly has its moments of humor and emotion, it really doesn’t measure up.

To start with, the whole affair is completely bizarre, with story threads popping up with no warning and whimpering away with just as little recognition. The main driving force of the episode is a robbery caused partly by Josie leaving her keys in the front door on a girl’s night out. When she returns to the house it’s be ransacked, and she stages an elaborate break-in to cover her tracks. I’ve hated the character a fair bit this year, but here we’re given a bubbling storm of remorse which erupts in the episode’s final moments. Whether her vow to be a better person sticks, I don’t know, but it’s certainly satisfying to see after we’ve been forced to watch such a train wreck this year. Read More...


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