TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Drama's worthy themes include frank depictions of addiction.

Hulu Drama 2014

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Blackstone is a pathbreaker

Amazing sandwich of some pretty trite film making combined with character development that goes way beyond what we've learnt from the masters including David Simon. Off hand I can't think of parallels except from Dickens. Bill Sikes and Andy Fraser. Also, Ron E Scott has a much deeper understanding of addiction and alcoholism than I have seen anywhere else. More: I see a patient compassionate exposition of seemingly modernised but actually unevolved aboriginals trying to make sense of and grapple with a changed world order they are not equipped to handle. I have seen this in other parts of the world in real life. But never like this on film and done so poignantly. Camera work and dialogues rise from the pits Season 2 onwards

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