Top Boy: Season 1 (2011)

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Season 1
Top Boy

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 31, 2011
2
Air date: Nov 1, 2011
3
Air date: Nov 2, 2011
4
Air date: Nov 3, 2011

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Critic Reviews for Top Boy Season 1

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

The soundtrack was heavy and funky and the audience's mostly hooded heads were nodding. But it was not long before they noticed a serious omission that has them questioning the authenticity of the drama. No sirens.

May 15, 2019 | Full Review…
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Top Boy was shot so well and featured a strong cast.

May 14, 2019 | Full Review…
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Well-acted, well-written television like this don't come round that often.

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On the whole this was a well-made, convincing drama, with an excellent ensemble cast.

May 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

One striking fact about Ronan Bennett's punishing four-part East End gang drama is that, so far, there hasn't been any sign of a policeman.

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Audience Reviews for Top Boy: Season 1

  • Nov 15, 2019
    Gritty. Grimy. Heart felt.
  • Oct 12, 2019
    Top Boy is only 4 episodes but you get to know the characters pretty quickly. Very enjoyable.
  • Oct 01, 2019
    Having loved this show in the past I couldn't wait to watch this new series 3 and boy, it did not disappoint. In fact it just got to a another level. Ronan Bennett is a great writer. The actors and directing is superb. Brilliant piece of work.
  • Sep 30, 2019
    Nice story, with interesting characters. But this show could easily be summed up as "Mpfffiiiii": the weird noise they make with their mouth. They are doing this at each sentence. This gets quite annoying after a while. Does not look realistic to me but maybe it's what they are doing in the ghetto.
  • Sep 26, 2019
    What a great show. My only criticism is that it is way too short.
  • Sep 26, 2019
    Loved everything from the music, cast, story line and familiar locations from the first 2 seasons. Ronan Bennett's stayed true to what real fans wanted and needed from this comeback and has fulfilled all expectations for me. Give this series and chance and I know it will be worth the watch!
  • Sep 25, 2019
    Loved this show before when it was on, love this show now!
  • Sep 24, 2019
    Screenplay feels like the most wanabe try hard. Cringey dialogue and 'gangster' talk. Jesus and who casted all these people who very clearly lack acting experience. Abrupt conversations with mechanically timed responses. Some of the plot device is so generic it's insane. The only thing they got going for it is the score.
  • Sep 23, 2019
    Superb series, well acted and directed. Only question is where are the police.
  • Sep 20, 2019
    Wow. Move over wire, we might have a new number 1. Wow!

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