TITLE: Doctor Foster
GENRE: Drama (like, HIGH drama)
STARRING: Suranne Jones, Thusitha Jayasundera, Jodie Comer, Bertie Carvel
PRODUCTION COMPANY/DISTRIBUTION/COUNTRY: BBC/UK
RATING: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 (out of 5)
WHERE CAN I SEE IT? Netflix, Amazon and Google Play
Doctor Foster came recommended via a podcast, Conversation Street, which covers the long-running soap Coronation Street. I’m way overdue turning people on to Corrie but I mention it here because, some great (and not-so-great) actors start out on the cobbles of Corrie and then strike out for broader acting fields. Suranne Jones, the Dr. Gemma Foster of the show’s title, played a memorable character on Corrie so that was my incentive to see what’s up with Dr. Foster. Moving from soaps to dramas can either go really well for British actors or go left in amusing but sad ways. Luckily for us, Suranne J. is a baller so this show cracks on at a good clip with her riveting acting. She’s riveting in the, “What’s this mad chick gonna do next?!” way.
Here’s why she driven a bit nutty.