UN­DER­BELLY: SQUIZZY

WIN, 8.30pm

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TV -

The sixth in­stal­ment in the Un­der­belly fran­chise is a far cry from the gritty, vi­o­lent, jaw- drop­ping orig­i­nal that started it all. l. Track­ing the life and crimes of Joseph Les­lie Theodore “Squizzy” Tay­lor from 1915 to 1927, the dou­ble- episode opener is short on the bloody bru­tal­ity we’ve be­come ac­cus­tomed to in pre­vi­ous se­ries. If any­thing, ng, the fasttalk­ing Squizzy is more vaudeville than vi­o­lence. Jared red Daperis ( pic­tured) is a per­fect fit in the lead role of the ver­ti­cally cally chal­lenged gang­ster, who may have been short in stature but not in ego and am­bi­tion. The opener is a slow burn, as Squizzy pro­gresses from petty crim­i­nal run­ning pick­pocket kpocket gangs, to bank heists and celebrity gang­ster sta­tus. s.

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