Sunday, February 13, 2022

What I’m Watching: Angela Black (Series Finale)

Angela Black: Season 1, Episode 6 (B+)

I wasn’t sure maybe ten minutes before the episode if things were going to be able to wrap up neatly, but fortunately they did. This show has demonstrated a complicated relationship with morality over the course of this season, with Angela often going to extreme lengths to create circumstances that lead to the desired result even if they’re not entirely based in truth, because she sees how those who don’t follow rules are able to get away with whatever they want. Finding out about who the man who was willing to be hired to play Ed really was ended up being crucial to what he might be open to doing, though we did also see how he was the one who suggested his involvement when he met Olivier on the train. After Angela took the kids away without getting permission first and then her kids used their phones so that Olivier could track them, it didn’t look like she would be able to get this, and that he would likely call the police to have her access to them revoked altogether. But she had a great trick up her sleeve, trading her jewelry for an assist from Ed to frame Olivier as having assaulted her at the car shop, complimented by the irrefutable footage of him trying to choke her outside the house. I was glad that wasn’t where things ended, with her figuring out the perfect way to serve Ed with justice too, something that was implied and not explicitly confirmed. I’ll still be thinking about this show for a while, and I think this six-episode run was a good length to explore this character and her world.

Series grade: B+
Series MVP: Joanne Froggatt as Angela

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