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Brilliant T.V. drama
on 4 February 2009
UNFORGIVEN has been one of the best T.V. dramas that I have seen for a long time.
The story centers around Ruth Slater (Jones), a woman who is released from prison after seving 15 years for the murders of two policemen. Not only do you get to see Ruth slowly trying to adapt to life outside of a prison cell, you also get to see the stories of her younger sister Katie (renamed Lucy and adopted following the crime), the two sons of one of her victims and the couple who move into the house where the murders took place. Slowly, all of these characters come together in order to reach a dramatic climax.
Like other reviewers, I did guess a twist at the end, but this took nothing away from my enjoyment of UNFORGIVEN. Because the story is so well done, and the cast all put in brillinat performances, any hints at what happened all those years ago took nothing away from the themes of Ruth's story.
This is a brilliant drama dealing with many different issues - guilt, redemption, revenge and retribution to name a few. Highly recommended.