Coma – The DVDfever Review – Channel 5 drama – Jason Watkins

Coma Coma starts with Simon Henderson (Jason WatkinsWicked Little Letters) seeing an old man being kicked to the ground by a bunch of yobs, and that’s actually quite timely, given how I saw the exact same thing happening on someone’s Twitter video last week. Even if I could still find it, I wouldn’t want to link it here, as it was horrible. However, you can get the measure of it from this drama’s opening scene.

As a result, he gets a ghastly scratch on his car, and he’s got fiduciary issues with the mortgage, but his day’s about to get even worse as he’s getting the boot from work from a manager who’s not only a lot young than him, but really not listening to anything he’s got to say.

His marriage also seems a bit hit-and-miss, but what’s a definite hit, is those same lads throwing rocks at his car. Add in similar situations and he’s about to go all ‘Falling Down‘, until one moment when a thump to the face lands the lad in… yep, it’s in the title. Still, look on the bright side – at least the actor won’t have to learn any new lines for a while. If ever.

Now everyone thinks he’s the big hero including Jordan’s Dad, Paul (Jonas ArmstrongAfter The Flood), who wants to take Simon for a pint, so how is this going to play out? Well, that’s why it’s spread out over four episodes, but for now, it’s decently engaging, even though it does fall into the old cliche of when anyone inadvertently lies to the police, it’s blatantly obvious.

It’s always good to see David Bradley (Chicken Run: Dawn Of The Nugget), although he hasn’t had too much to do yet, as neighbour Harry, usually keeping himself to himself, but it was a bit daft when self-declared technophobe Simon was shown trying to install a CCTV camera full of wires, as if he was an electrician. I’d just get someone else to do that, instead, but…

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Coma continues tomorrow on Channel 5 at 9pm, and runs for four episodes, up until Thursday this week.

It’s not yet available to pre-order on Blu-ray or DVD, but when it is, it will be listed on the New DVD, Blu-ray, 3D and 4K releases UK page.

Coma – Trailer REACTION! – Channel 5

Director: Michael Samuels
Producer: Sandra MacIver
Creators: Ben Edwards, Alex Smith
Writer: Ben Edwards
Music: Samuel Sim

Simon: Jason Watkins
Paul: Jonas Armstrong
Harry: David Bradley
Beth: Claire Skinner
Jordan: Joe Barber
DS Kelly: Kayla Meikle
Sophie: Matilda Firth
Juliet: Shila Bentley
Albert, the homeless man: Ralph Berkin
Jimmy: David Mumeni
Anna: Adrienn Reti
PC Reynolds: Darren Strange