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Reasons To Watch Benedict Cumberbatch's New Show


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Patrick Melrose is a brand new mini series Benedict Cumberbatch streaming on NOW TV.

It follows the life of Patrick Melrose, a colourful character, carrying an abundance of issues through the different decades of his life.

If you haven't read the Edward St. Aubyn novels, which this new show is based off, we've a list of reasons why you should watch it.

Benedict Cumberbatch

If this isn't reason enough, we don't know what is.

He has proven time and time again that no matter the challenge, he is up for it.

His arguments with the voices in his head, his movements depending on his mental state, the looks in his eyes as he goes through so many emotions.

In this lead roll he is amazing! Check him out in the trailer:

Supporting Cast

Patrick Melrose plays host to an amazing cast, all supporting Cumberbatch.

Jennifer Jason Leigh

Oscar nominated Jennifer Jason Leigh plays Patrick's mother, Eleanor. Best known for her lead in Quentin Tarantino's, The Hateful Eight.

Jessica Raine

British actress, Jessica Raine, Best known for playing midwife Jenny Lee in BBC One dara Call The Midwife, features in this new mini series as Patrick’s close friend and sometime lover.

Hugo Weaving

David Melrose, Patricks father is a control freak. Portrayed by Hugo Weaving who's best known for The Lord of the Rings, Transformers & The Matrix. 

David Melrose could be his most menacing creation to date.

Storyline

The mini-series scans across the life of Patrick Melrose, decade by decade.

We're given background to the early years, seeing the abuse he suffered from his father & lack of compassion from his mother.

His struggles continue in later life, with alcohol, drug addition, recovery, marriage and parenthood

Dark Humour

If you like a bit of a dark laugh, this will be right up your street.

Based on the Edward St. Aubyn books, this is where most of the dark humour comes from.

While this is a show following the addiction struggles of Melrose, they are filled with dry British humour while showing the human spirit side of the darkness.

To-be Award Winner

While the show is the centre of most critical conversation at the moment, it will soon be Emmy bait.

Tackling such desperately grim story is hard, but Cumberbatch's portrayal of the character's inner pit of pain and terror is award winning.

Catch up on Patrick Melrose so far, with NOW TV's Entertainment Pass.

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