Review: Mutual Friends Makes for Nice Viewing

August 26, 2008 by  
Filed under Features

Mutual FriendsStarring Keeley Hawes and Marc Warren this latest BBC drama comes with a comic twist that makes for entertaining viewing.

Warren plays Martin Grantham, a middle class, middle aged lawyer whose best friend Karl has just died. Only it turns out that Karl has been sleeping with his wife Jen, played by Keeley Hawes.

From the opening moments you are led by a bombastic sound track to understand that the show does not take itself too seriously and while it engages in the drama of this group of friends it nevertheless does it with a nod to the absurdity of it all.

While at first the characters seem slightly abrasive, you quickly grow to like them with Marc Warren as Martin and Alexander Armstrong as Patrick bringing a comedy to the drama.

A lovely drama in the vein of cold feet, this is easy viewing with an enjoyable cast who know how to walk the line been comedy and tragedy.