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TV Review: ‘Tatau’

16 April 2015 7:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Thinly drawn and skimpy on the details, “Tatau” works as a modest mystery/picturesque travelogue, provided one can get past the hackneyed premise and almost complete lack of character establishment. Two twentysomething pals from London have opted to seek fun and adventure in the Cook Islands (whose tourism bureau could certainly do a whole lot worse), before experimenting with a hallucinogen that triggers unexpected consequences in one of them. What follows is a mildly watchable thriller, assuming viewers don’t dwell too much on the white-savior-in-exotic-locale undertones, with a hint of Maori mysticism woven throughout the script by creator Richard Zajdlic.

In no time flat, Kyle (Joe Layton) and Budgie (Theo Barklem-Biggs) have silently shed their white shirts and office attire for swim shorts, soaking up island sun. As we meet them, in fact, they’re sucking down a drink with mysterious properties provided by the shady Dries (Barry Atsma »

- Brian Lowry

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