Industry – The DVDfever Review – Myha’la Herrold – HBO / BBC drama

Industry Industry sees oodles of millennials applying for stockmarket jobs, being told to “make themselves indispensible” if they want to have a permanent position, AND still be working there in the six months.

Some of them stay up all night working, even taking Pro Plus as if they’re cramming for an exam, not just burning the candle at both ends, but on the sides as well, including eating at their desks.

Every long-termer they come across is a complete arsehole, including one who takes sexual advantage of a newbie, leaving said newbie to wonder whether or not they should say anything, but then don’t want to because if they do, they’ll be out on their ear.

Whatever job they’re working on, as they describe it, I have absolutely zero idea what they’re talking about. They also talk way too quickly, and the preview I watched didn’t have any subtitles. If I was to check out any more, then it would definitely have to be with subtitles, and with the ability to rewind. I have a feeling it’ll all be on iPlayer after the first episode is broadcast.

As an aside, it’s also a bit daft that when they each leave their desks to, say, go to the toilet, none of them lock their screens, so any of them could access their computer while they’re away… which I would’ve expected to happen in this world of wankers.

On the plus side, there’s often an ’80s-style synth soundtrack in the background, but there’s barely a likeable character amongst the bunch, although Myha’la Herrold (above) is cute as Harper.

Industry begins on Tuesday November 10th on BBC2 at 9.15pm. The series is not yet available to pre-order on Blu-ray or DVD.

After broadcast, each episode (possibly all) will be on the BBC iPlayer.

Industry – Official Trailer – HBO/BBC

Episode 1 Score: 2/10

Series Directors: Tinge Krishnan, Ed Lilly, Lena Dunham, Mary Nighy
Producer: Lee Thomas
Writers: Sam H Freeman, Mickey Down, Konrad Kay
Music: Nathan Micay

Harper: Myha’la Herrold
Kenny Kilblane: Conor MacNeill
Yasmin: Marisa Abela
Sara Dhadwal: Priyanga Burford
Gus: David Jonsson
Nicole Craig: Sarah Jarvis
Robert: Harry Lawtey
Eric: Ken Leung
Daria: Freya Mavor
Trader: Sinna Mogul
Rishi: Sagar Radia
Hari: Nabhaan Rizwan
Theo: Will Tudor
Hilary Wyndham: Mark Dexter
Tash: Alexandra Nalba
Clement Cowan: Derek Riddell
Phelim: Andrew Buchan
Matilda Chiu: Crystal Yu
Tate Connelley – Trader: Charlotte Callaghan
Lisa Williams – Trader: Kyra Strinati
Graduate: Clemmie France Hayhurst