Political thriller Roadkill wraps up with a rushed, messy finale that sees Peter Laurence triumph, despite the best efforts of lawyers, journalists, and even some members of his own family and staff, because lol nothing matters.
Roadkillis a series that’s comprised of just four episodes, the sort of short length that makes you think that it has to be a show that knows what sort of story it’s telling and what its ultimate endgame is. But three-fourths of the way through the thing, it’s really hard to feel even remotely confident that it does.
The second episode of Roadkillcontinues along in much the same vein as the first, full of ridiculous subplots, some over the top grandstanding from Hugh Laurie’s self-serving Peter Laurence, now officially the Minister of Justice, multiple car crashes of both the literal and figurative variety, and just enough of Helen McCrory’sPrime Minister to keep me from chucking the whole thing in the bin.
The new Masterpiece political thriller Roadkillis certainly entertaining viewing, but it often feels as though it arrived on our screens from a parallel dimension, one in which the fallout from Brexit didn’t really happen and where a pandemic isn’t dominating every conversation in the halls of government and on the news.
The ladies dig in to the rather substantial slate of new British programs headed our way this Fall, including a half dozen new PBS mystery series and political dramas, the return of The Crown, and more.