In South London a young man, Abdullah Asif (Sam Otto), is shot dead delivering a pizza. The detective in charge, DI Kip Glaspie (Carey Mulligan), quickly discovers that the pizza manager Laurie Stone...
Pizza shop manager Laurie visits Jane to confess guilt for sending Abdullah to his death but disappears shortly afterwards whilst the police find wads of notes at her flat, leading to Mikey's arrest ...
What starts off as a seemingly random shooting of a pizza delivery guy, then starts to unravel the bigger story, with characters having seemingly coincidental meetings. But there's more than meets meets the eye as this plot begins to unfold. Leading all the way back to a special forces branch of the military.Written by
Collateral (2018), is a new four part limited mini-series that was made by BBC and presented to the rest of the world as a Netflix Original. We were thoroughly intrigued by the trailer which promised a lot with the stellar cast. The 4 episodes of this mini series occur over four consecutive days. They have tried to address too many issues in this short mini series, which in my opinion might have muddles the waters a bit. Carey Mulligan as DI Kip Gillespe, Jeany Spark as Major Sandrine Shaw, John Simm as MP David Mars and Nicola Walker (one of my favorite mini screen actors) as a gay clergy were stellar in their roles.
The series has bits about the pains of a homecoming soldier, the desperation of the refugees fleeing from their terror riddled home countries, drug abuse amongst young mothers, LGBT acceptance amongst the English clergy, rank abusing Army superiors and the immigration stance that has ravaged all developed nations. They have bitten off more than can chew and it becomes glaringly obvious when you watch the characters struggle with their problems.
To summarize, I would say its a decent watch which promised a lot more than it eventually delivered. Too many issues and too little a screen time (and yet there were a few boring fleeting moments in between) might have acted against in making this an exceptional watch. Its a nice enough watch but nothing earth shattering.
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