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I wanted drama. I got drama.
on 14 March 2006
I did not know what the plots of this series would be about. Thankfully, I ignored the DVD case descriptions and upon reading them afterwards, I am glad I avoided them.
I've loved Sarah Parish and her character Allie from episode 1, series 1 and was not prepared for the intense emotional drama Series 4 offered in between the light moments. Jason Merrells, Annette Badland, and Angela Griffin all gave outstanding performances, and of course Sarah Parish rocked the house.
With this series, I didn't miss Finn or Mia much but definitely felt Ruby's absence as she seemed such an integral part of the first three series.
Annette Badland is pure brilliance - whether in the background of a scene, cooing over her onscreen grandson, snapping at her family, or giving me chills with her final outburst; Mr Merrells had me sympathizing with his character whom I found hard giving sympathy to at times - yet seeing Gavin's pain brought me to tears; and Sarah Parish - I don't think ANY other actress has touched me so deeply. I look forward to seeing more of her work.
I would have loved to see a happier ending, but Cutting It never took that easy predictable road which is what hooked me from the beginning.
A huge thank you to the brilliant cast, crew and writer/creator Debbie Horsfield for providing one of my favorite and most unforgettable TV shows I have ever seen.