Karim, a half-Asian, half-English teenager from the 1970s London suburbs is mortified when his civil servant father plunges into an affair with the exotic Eva and begins passing himself off as a spiritual guru. But, swept along into a different world, KarinVs eyes are opened to a whole new life of drugs, experimental theatre, punk rock, fancy parties, and all the sex a young man could desire. Much of Karim's story is about a personal journey to establish his identity as he seeks to escape his suburban origins. He negotiates adolescence dysfunctional families, relationships and his own sexuality, all set to a 1970s backdrop of politics, fashion, music, drugs, morality and race.
Fails to deliver
- The Buddha of Suburbia review by Swambi
This series has a potentially interesting story-line, but it seems poorly executed, and long before the first episode of the full 215 minutes I was well and truly bored. This is compounded from a rather puerile approach to the whole film, unpleasant sexual encounters, out-dated and rather poor filming and a fairly incredible series of sub-plots, which the actors struggle with. Overall I was left feeling uninvolved, unconvinced, and then un-interested. If you are keen on TV series and the 1970s, there are some interesting moments to be found, and you will probably want to see for yourself.
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Unexpectedly good and succinct.
- The Buddha of Suburbia review by DS
Really enjoyed this. Unlike most TV series' that drag on-and-on nowadays, this is short and exciting. Each episode has a unique feel and it really captures particular atmospheres and character types very well.