Based on the Patrick Melrose series of semi-autobiographical novels written by Edward St. Aubyn. Melrose skewers the upper class as it tracks the protagonist’s harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery.
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it's not sensationalizing addiction and mental illness—god knows how I'm tired of that—but also not offering something different, quirky, or mindblowingly heartwarming. But I think it's fine, and with great talent from Benedict Cumberbatch and Hugo Weaving, it's even more than fine. Second episode was the best, the colorful pastel palette yet with a claustrophobic tone was just insane.