This is a review of Paula, episode 2, series 1. on BBC 2, normally shown on Thursday night.
I found this episode quite farfetched and filled with unnecessary drama – fights galore that added nothing to the story line, just a way to lengthen out the episode! I would prefer two episodes to three as it would be easier to watch.
Paula has that marmite feeling to her – you either love her or hate her, and in this episode, I found her very eerie. Yes she had lost Phillip and her brother in suppose suicides, however I found her hard to watch. Her constant frown and vulgar language was very off putting. I do not understand why James and the detective would suddenly be so fixed on her – were we suppose to be scared of her and not James?
We know that James is not mentally stable and has had increasing illusions of a young child. It was very creepy. but brings up the question: Does he have any skeletons in his closet?
To be honest, Paula isn’t any better. Death and stress do bad things to people and her mental capacity has got a little less predictable since her one night stand with James.
Her weird thoughts have also given us a bit of a chill – the fact that she liked being the prisoner in games when she was younger and explained how she visited another family while she was unconscious, after asking her brother to strangle her. It was all a bit disturbing really.
Dramatic? yes but a little too dramatic and predictable! You could just tell what was going to happen to her alcoholic brother. It was inevitable.
I would give it 3 stars as the plot was a bit too ambitious!
Ahh well. Let’s see if next week is better!