The Nest Review


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Hey Lovelies,

The Nest was a show on BBC One that I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy. With an incredible cast and an interesting storyline, it had everything about it that would make even the most TV hater want to watch it, but there was just something about it I was not sure about. However, I am glad I gave the series a chance. You will be too if you catch in on DVD, Blu-Ray and digitally from today.

Starring Line of Duty’s Martin Compston and Peaky Blinders Sophie Rundle, the pair play a married couple, who long for a child of their own. However, after years of sadly trying for one, they are unable to. Over the course of five episodes, we see their dreams become true though when they make a pact with a teenage girl to carry their child. Yet, not all is as it seems.

From the first episode, the joy in which you feel for the couple having a baby is soon switched on its head, when we learn of the dark world in which the young teenager is placing them in. Murder, money, and darkness throughout, cause this to be a thrilling viewing from the moment it begins. But this does also lead to times when the storyline can be a little bit over the top.

Rundle and Compston are both compelling and able to lead the show in a manner that you will enjoy. It is mostly problems with the script that will leave you wondering if what you are watching is really all that good. However, you will not be able to stop. You will get more drawn in if anything, as you want to know what the pair are going to do when they find out the truth and how the future will play out for them.

The show is a clever, refreshing TV thriller, but it does have several faults that you may have to forgive if you are to get to the end. Not one to lead onto a second series, this is an independent feature that once watched will stay with you for a long time to come.

3 Stars

Joey X

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