Benedict Cumberbatch as Patrick Melrose in bathtub

You Need to Watch Benedict Cumberbatch in Showtime’s ‘Patrick Melrose’ Adaptation

If you’ve never heard of Edward St Aubyn, you should definitely look him up. He’s got an engrossing five book series based on his life called The Patrick Melrose Novels. These books will leave you feeling both amused and sad. If you haven’t experienced the allure of these novels, lucky for you, Benedict Cumberbatch is currently starring in a five part adaptation of the book series on SHOWTIME.


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Benedict Cumberbatch is arguably most known for his unique name but, he gives extraordinary and convincing performances in every role he plays. This is no exception and he deserves all the awards.


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Patrick Melrose is a pretty dreary guy. He is extremely privileged but he was abused by his father as a child and he consequently has many issues. These issues include, but are not limited to, the abuse of drugs and of alcohol.


Check out the trailer below! 



Patrick Melrose is now playing on SHOWTIME. You definitely don’t want to miss it. Hopefully this show will inspire you to read the books as well.

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