What to watch: I May Destroy You

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Michael Coel in I May Destroy You
Michael Coel in I May Destroy You

This mini-series centres on Arabella (Michaela Coel, who also wrote and codirected the show), a carefree Londoner who has great friends, a boyfriend in Italy and a burgeoning writing career.

When her drink is spiked with a daterape drug on a night out, she starts to ques- tion every aspect of her life.

This BBC and HBO co-production has a 97% approval rating on review-aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, where it’s described as “at once brave and delicate, untangling the trauma of sexual assault with dark hu- mour and moments of deep discomfort, all held together on the strength of Coel’s undeniable talent”.

The Guardian’s Lucy Mangan gives it five stars and describes it as an “extraordinary, breathtaking explora- tion of consent, race and millennial life that works on every level”.

2020. 12 EPISODES. 18LNSVDP.

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