A Masterpiece production of Charles Dickens’ unfinished book, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Starring Matthew Rhys, Freddie Fox, Tamzin Merchant.
This has to be one of the worst productions I have seen depicting one of Charles Dickens’ works. I’m not a huge fan of Dickens but I have read and do appreciate his writing. I was unfamiliar with this particular, unfinished work, and this series did nothing to endear me to it. I never connected into the lives of the characters who had little depth. Also, the production felt dark and moody, in contrast to the content of the story. This is a rare exception to BBC’s normally high quality productions. I cannot commend it; it is a pass for me.