THE FULL MONTY
Starring: Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, Talitha Wing, Paul Clayton, Lesley Sharp, Steve Huison, and Paul Barber
Creators: Simon Beaufoy and Alice Nutter
The Full Monty series suffers from banking on nostalgia that just isn’t there, dropping us in the middle of both old and new characters’ stories without preamble. It simply takes way too long to start caring for characters that are honestly very well-rounded. Mark Addy (Dave) is delightful in his return, and Talitha Wing (Destiny) is a captivating new cast member; however, storylines start and stop so unceremoniously that you don’t have time to sit with anyone. The cast is likable, the humor is charming, and the themes are relatable, but The Full Monty never catches enough momentum to fully get going.