TV Show Reviews
Review of "Flack"
airs Thursdays, 10/9c on POP
I watched the first epiode of this show. I love Anna Paquin, and she does a
fantastic job in this, but it's not my kind of show. It's sort of a distaff "Ray
Donovan." Paquin plays Robyn, a woman who works for a crisis-management PR
company. Her job is to control the fallout when a client gets in trouble of some
kind. She's supposed to be a "modern woman" who drinks, does coke, and
sleeps around. She reminds me a bit of Greg House on "House, MD". She and her
sister celebrate the one-year anniversary of their crazy mom's death. We later
find out that she's either married or living with someone, and they're trying to
have a baby, which made me like her even less than I already did.
The show is set in London, and we learn that Robyn and her happily-married
sister moved there to get away from their mother. Robyn is very afraid
that she's going to become like her mom (and she seems halfway there). It's a short series, only 6 episodes. It might be worth watching to see
how far Robyn will spiral out of control.
FLACK stars Anna Paquin (“True Blood”) as the sharp and witty publicity maven, Robyn, who’s an expert at her craft but a complete self- saboteur when it comes to her personal life. Robyn’s work as a crisis PR strategist is fast-paced and unpredictable, as she counsels high-profile personalities in entertainment,fashion and sports. The series also stars Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) as Caroline - the sharp witted and tongued PR agency boss; Genevieve Angelson (“Good Girls Revolt”) as Robyn’s sister and confidant Ruth; Lydia Wilson (“Black Mirror”) as Eve - Robyn’s foul-mouth best friend and colleague; Rebecca Benson (“Game of Thrones”) as Melody, the agency’s eager new intern; as well as Arinzé Kene (“Crazyhead”); Marc Warren (“The Good Wife”); and Rufus Jones (“Episodes”).
FLACK is executive produced by Jimmy Mulville (“Episodes”) and Helen Williams of Hat Trick Productions, and Anna Paquin, Cerise Hallam Larkin, Stephen Moyer and Mark Larkin of CASM Films. The six episode dramedy was created by Oliver Lansley (“Whites,” “Alice’s Adventures Underground”), who will also executive produce, and produced by Mark Talbot. The first three episodes of FLACK is directed by the Oscar®-nominated Peter Cattaneo (“The Full Monty,” “Rev.”).
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