Patrick Melrose

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Patrick Melrose

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Saturdays, 9:00 PM EST on Showtime
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1 Seasons, 5 Episodes
60 Minutes
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Based on the acclaimed Patrick Melrose series of semi-autobiographical novels written by Edward St. Aubyn, Melrose hilariously skewers the upper class as it tracks the protagonist’s harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse, and ultimately, towards recovery. Benedict Cumberbatch will play Melrose, an aristocratic and outrageously funny playboy, who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by an abusive father and a mother who tacitly condoned the behaviour.

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by Lisa Schmidt

Jun 03, 2018 11:05 PM EDT

This is a bit of a mixed review. As always Benedict Cumberbatch is fascinating to watch as he brings any character to life. and this show is no exception. I must be honest though the subject matter of heroin addiction and childhood trauma is pretty dark territory. Don't get me wrong, I have watched other dramas that have addressed similar topics but maybe none with such raw, tragic realism. I think these issues are definitely important and I am awed by Cumberbatch in this role, but I don't know if I will be able to keep watching this one. I am trying to imagine how it will be possible to manage such sensitive subject matter respectfully and still work in a balance of light positive moments to keep viewers from becoming so depressed that they switch channels.

by GeorgeAnn

May 26, 2018 12:35 AM EDT

Excellent show! Benedict Cumberbatch may be the actor of his time. Segueing from absolute pathos to hilarity is a fine line to navigate and Cumberbatch does it with apparent ease. Well done.

by Lillabaloo

May 23, 2018 2:11 AM EDT

Brilliant . From every angle this series is a triumph. The cinematography, the music, screen play, supporting cast and the mesmerising Cumberbatch in the titular role. Special kudos to Sebastian Maltz as the young Patrick.

by Alessandra Alaska

Mar 11, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

same as for sharp object. I know it was good, but I never fully love it.

by Sabina Galant

Feb 21, 2019 3:11 AM EST

As a British one totally different from the American concept, all involved are bad people and the main issue how Patrick can become normal in such environment. The story jumps between current and past events which adds complexity to follow up. Over all clever one and makes u think.

by Hypatia Alexandria

Nov 19, 2018 4:44 AM EST

A fairly good adaptation. Well acted, especially Benedict Cumberbatch, whose performance is stellar as usual.

by pgutekunst1950

May 21, 2018 12:53 PM EDT

Excellent acting by Cumberbatch and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Difficult topic to talk about but must be discussed so that people abused as children will be able to open up.