INSIDE MAN was a four-part mini-series created for the BBC. It was quirky, witty, clever, and creative. The premise was good, but with a limited number of episodes, there were far too many holes to continually keep filled. 

The best part of this series was David Tennant and Stanley Tucci. Consummate actors who know how to draw on every ounce of emotional impact. They didn’t have any scenes together, but the intensity they created kept audiences on the edge of their seats. My heart wept for David as he portrayed Harry. Was he just having a “bad day?” Or is everyone capable of such unintentional evil? I sincerely hope not, yet one never knows, especially if you arrive home from work early. 

My only criticism of INSIDE MAN was it needed extra time to delve into all the fascinating characters. Perhaps some plot gaps could have been avoided by learning more about their backstories. The ending suggested a slight cliffhanger, for there are surely many other motives from “inside men” yet to explore. 

INSIDE MAN is not for the squeamish. Blood, violence, and unexpected twists and turns give everyone the opportunity to come out of the situation unharmed. Alas…even the Vicar was not having a very good day. 

INSIDE MAN is available to stream on NETFLIX. 

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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