Family ties are strained to their limit in new dramas
There’s a lot going on in BLACK EARTH RISING, a new political thriller from esteemed auteur Hugo Blick. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite hang together. Blick, who’s delivered impressive dramas such as The Honourable Woman and modern classic The Shadow Line, basically has complete creative control over his projects. That hasn’t been a problem in the past, but episode one of the long-winded and disjointed Black Earth Rising suggested that he’s finally succumbed to self-indulgence.
That’s frustrating, as it’s a potentially interesting drama with an important message.
Eve Ashby (Harriet Walter) is one of the world’s leading prosecutors in