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i recorded this all this week and am just starting to watch it now. should i save myself 5 hours by not bothering?
Moments of it are fucking brilliant. Best five hours on tv this year thus far.
sucked into a drama this much for ages. Really is very good..
sit back and enjoy...its really good tv. some people are getting a bit sniffy about the representation of the legal system but just keep the boys story as the focal point, dont worry about wheteher stuff like this would actually happen in court. it peaks in the first few episodes but is still really worth a watch.
Felt really rushed, like they'd forgotten they had to resolve everything. Well worth watching, though.
by kathryn flett in the observor that perfectly explains what i was trying to say
'even if Criminal Justice hadn't been an entirely compelling drama about the soul-sapping abasements of prison life and the complex ritual dances of the police and the judiciary - which it was - it would have been an entirely compelling drama about a young man's abrupt and painful journey away from youth and into adulthood'
the only good British drama this year that wasn't ripping off American shows 100%
I'm completely hooked. The end of episode 3 is heartbreaking :(
A heartbreaking thing happening in a drama about a boy beyond destroyed by the judicial system? No wai.
then it goes wrong.
anyway: some questions:
what does the good looking black guy want from ben wishaw?
2: BIG QUESTION:
what are the survival rates in prison? what percentage of people get through prison without being seriously beaten/hospitalised/killed? because shows like this suggest that it's something like 10%
basically he sees him as a new toy
i thought it might be bumlove