Culture Diet: TV — The Book Group Season 1

Grade: C for Can’t say how much I enjoyed seeing Rory McCann as the lovable ladies’ man Kenny McCleod. The rest of the show is…lacking. I liked a lot of aspects of it — the general premise, Janice and Rab’s awkward love triangle, and the too real awkwardness of it all. But the tone never really works. Rather than being a solid dramedy, the show shifts dramatically from the slapstick to the emo drama. Ultimately, the series as a whole doesn’t work. It’s a damned shame.