Mr. A. Whiteside

Top Reviewer Ranking: 751
Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (2,797 of 3,401)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 751 - Total Helpful Votes: 2797 of 3401
Happy Valley [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Sarah Lancashire
Happy Valley [DVD] DVD ~ Sarah Lancashire
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
I wasn't really surprised when I heard that 'Happy Valley' lost 800,000 viewers after the first week because it wasn't what I expected and I suspect it wasn't what a lot of other people expected either. I thought it would be along the lines of 'Heartbeat' with a different story each episode laced with a touch of humour. Boy was I wrong! This was a hard hitting drama and not always an easy watch with several disturbing scenes. For all of that though it was compelling, very well acted and quite probably the best drama on TV this year.

As stated, the acting was top notch across the board with not one dud performance. Special mention should go to James Norton who played the role of… Read more
Jamaica Inn [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jessica Brown Findlay
Jamaica Inn [DVD] DVD ~ Jessica Brown Findlay
2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A big disappointment, 25 April 2014
I am surprised to see so many reviewers defending the criticism of the mumbling in this adaptation of Jamaica Inn because it was pretty bad. Too many actor's mumbled and made it hard to understand what they were saying with the worst culprit being Sean Harris who barely opened his mouth when he spoke. I think that it has become a trend with some actors to think that underacting is the way to go and this is a mistake. This programme deserves the stick it has received simply because of the awful dialogue from some, not all, of the actors.

The drama itself was no more than OK. Well filmed, way too long at three hours and boring a lot of the time. The fact that it lost over two… Read more
Line of Duty Series 2 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Martin Compston
Line of Duty Series 2 [DVD] DVD ~ Martin Compston
6 of 11 people found the following review helpful
The critics have been raving about series two of 'Line Of Duty' with many stating that it is better than anything seen on TV this year. There may have been a few times that I was inclined to agree but to be brutally honest the ending and indeed the last episode were a let down.

This was for the most part a gripping series with a complicated plot and some fine acting especially from Keeley Hawes in by far the most impressive performance I have seen her give. I won't give anything away about the plot in this review but when the final scene ended I felt flat and even a little bit underwhelmed with the whole episode as things seemed rushed and a tad confusing. When I finished… Read more