I’ve been watching my way through the BBC-Netflix co-production Wanderlust this week, a program that The Evening Standard called, accurately, a “meandering polyamory drama.”

I’ve never had the constitution for polyamory, and the polyamory is the squidgiest part of the show: the reason to watch is for the children of the main characters, played by Emma D’Arcy, Joe Hurst, and Celeste Dring.

They are each accomplished actors–considerably more compelling than any of their elders in this situation. Alas their interesting subplots get far too little time; I would happily watch a full series where the polyamorous adults were excised and the children took centre stage.


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Peter Rukavina on July 10, 2019 - 22:38 Permalink

Episode 5 proved the exception to everything I wrote above.