Vicious Series 1 Episode 5 (ITV) Review

After a strong fourth instalment and a week off for ITV’s annual Britain’s Got Talent takeover, Vicious has come back to our screens with a bit of a dud. Focusing heavily on Ash, surely the series’ worst character, this fifth episode never takes off in the way you’d hope in a penultimate adventure. Ash has a new girlfriend and, curious as to what woman could snare a man they’re still convinced is in the closet, Freddie and Stuart invite her over for dinner. The couple that knocks on the door that evening are the picture of chirpy functionality – that is until the cracks begin to show. The entire episode is an exercise in normalising our central couple’s behaviour, as they cluelessly comment on how awfully couples can speak to each other – all while trading biting insults of their own across the dinner table. READ MORE...

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