Ok, just got my head together, after watching the final episode of Patrick Melrose.
What more to say about Benedict Cumberbatch? This is a tough watch but, he made a floored character understandable and although his spirals into drug use, alcohol and the release he seemed to get after the death of his mother seemed so real. I lost my father last year and he had a similar decline to Patrick’s mother. The weight off my shoulders, I felt guilty but, after watching the final episode my guilt has been put into real perspective.
Benedict Cumberbatch literally was Patrick Melrose. I honestly cannot think of another actor who could have grabbed this part by the balls and run with it in such a brilliant way. The height of euphoria to the depths of despair. An excellent cast were overshadowed a little bit but, special mentions for Hugo Weaving, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jessica Raine ( the cigarette scene was her in plain view, an entitled bitch).
Next year, BAFTA, Emmy and Golden Globes will be hard pressed not to give him them all. He’s that good.
I had serious house envy for the South of France property. No wonder even after a rotten childhood memory there, Patrick still went there for his family holidays !