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Bodyguard: Netflix Does it Again

Lucie Dumont, Reporter, Editor

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Netflix and BBC join forces in Bodyguard, a compelling mini-series about politics, war, and terrorism in modern-day London.

The show stars Richard Madden (Game of Thrones, Cinderella) as David Budd, a former soldier who now serves in the Police force as a bodyguard for the controversial Home Secretary Julia Montague, played by Keeley Hawes. When the home secretary suddenly becomes highly targeted for danger, questions arise as to whether the assaults are actually against her. We follow Budd as he tries to connect the dots between terror attacks each time involving him or his loved ones.

Each episode of the six-part series keeps you at the edge of your seat, second guessing any assumption you might make. It’s safe to say that the show starts out drastically differently than how it develops, with twists and turns at every corner.

The beginning starts out quick, and the fast pace is maintained throughout but you forfeit any fear of losing track with the enthralling plotlines.

Some aspects can be looked at with some skepticism, however, as some continuity questions arise. The plot intricacies can get a bit gratuitous, too. Sometimes you find yourself asking “what was the point of that?”.

The acting is excellent, with Madden’s ability to switch from a stone-cold bodyguard to a tortured war veteran at the blink of an eye. His chemistry with Hawes is well matched- perfectly convincing us of the love-hate relationship the two share.

Pace yourself- there are only six episodes, and, though each an hour long, you always find yourself clicking the “next” button.

 

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