Patrick Melrose

60 minutes

Based on the acclaimed Patrick Melrose series of semi-autobiographical novels written by Edward St. Aubyn, Melrose hilariously skewers the upper class as it tracks the protagonist’s harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse, and ultimately, towards recovery. Benedict Cumberbatch will play Melrose, an aristocratic and outrageously funny playboy, who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by an abusive father and a mother who tacitly condoned the behaviour.

60 minutes

Based on the acclaimed Patrick Melrose series of semi-autobiographical novels written by Edward St. Aubyn, Melrose hilariously skewers the upper class as it tracks the protagonist’s harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse, and ultimately, towards recovery. Benedict Cumberbatch will play Melrose, an aristocratic and outrageously funny playboy, who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by an abusive father and a mother who tacitly condoned the behaviour.

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Watch Patrick Melrose Season 1 Episode 5 - At Last

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June 9, 2018
Patrick Melrose's harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery; Melrose is an aristocratic playboy who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by an abusive father.
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Watch Patrick Melrose Season 1 Episode 1 - Bad News

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s1e1 Bad News
May 12, 2018
In the grip of his addictions, Patrick Melrose must fly to New York to collect his father's ashes. Over the course of a lost Manhattan weekend, Patrick's remorseless search for satisfaction, haunted by old acquaintances and insistent inner voices, sends him into a nightmarish spiral, including a disastrous date with the girl of his dreams. Alone in his hotel room later that night, he pushes body and mind to the very edge – desperate to stay one step ahead of his rapidly encroaching past.
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Watch Patrick Melrose Season 1 Episode 1 - Bad News
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May 12, 2018
May 12, 2018
Bad News
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Watch Patrick Melrose Season 1 Episode 2 - Never Mind
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May 19, 2018
May 19, 2018
Never Mind
Watch Patrick Melrose Season 1 Episode 3 - Some Hope
s1e3 Some Hope
May 26, 2018
May 26, 2018
Some Hope
Watch Patrick Melrose Season 1 Episode 4 - Mother's Milk
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June 2, 2018
June 2, 2018
Mother's Milk
Watch Patrick Melrose Season 1 Episode 5 - At Last
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June 9, 2018
June 9, 2018
At Last
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Lisa Schmidt
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This is a bit of a mixed review. As always Benedict Cumberbatch is fascinating to watch as he brings any character to life. and this show is no exception. I must be honest though the subject matter of heroin addiction and childhood trauma is pretty dark territory. Don't get me wrong, I have watched other dramas that have addressed similar topics but maybe none with such raw, tragic realism. I think these issues are definitely important and I am awed by Cumberbatch in this role, but I don't know if I will be able to keep watching this one. I am trying to imagine how it will be possible to manage such sensitive subject matter respectfully and still work in a balance of light positive moments to keep viewers from becoming so depressed that they switch channels.
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Excellent show! Benedict Cumberbatch may be the actor of his time. Segueing from absolute pathos to hilarity is a fine line to navigate and Cumberbatch does it with apparent ease. Well done.
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