Another Period Review: “Rejects Beach”

Originally published with Paste Magazine on August 19, 2015

Things take a rather dark turn for Beatrice, Lillian, Frederick and their servants Garfield and Blanche in the penultimate episode of Another Period’s first season. The show (which was just renewed for a second season) undoubtedly has a dark side, but its black comedy usually emerges through a purposeful framework. Rape, incest and even domestic abuse—the topics which always raise questions when it comes to comedy and crossing lines—all have a part in the show, but most often in the service of commentary. Whether that commentary aims at the twenty-first century or the early twentieth century differs, but the show clearly enjoys pushing boundaries in order to make a point. [Full article available at Paste]

 

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