Love Rat – The DVDfever Review – Channel 5 drama – Sally Lindsay

Love Rat Love Rat sees Emma (Sally LindsayCold Call, The Madame Blanc Mysteries) and Pete (Neil Morrissey) having split up, him looking like he’s just nipped off the set of Finders Keepers for five minutes.

To celebrate her new-found freedom, she’s off to Cyprus, but after getting to your hotel room, where do you go next? Well, for Emma, she’s off down to the beach, but for me, I’d be going for a walkabout.

By chance, she spots Niko Angeli (Gerald KydWar of the Sontarans – Doctor Who: Flux Series 13), the titular love rat – and he just happens to be reading the same book as her, Wuthering Heights. He’s also the hotel owner, but However, given that we already know he’s going to prove to be a scumbag, perhaps he’s really Fred Boggs from Scunthorpe?

Watching the opener, this is all very serviceable in the case of a millionaire who’s apparently run out of money and then disappears as soon as he’s got her cash, but it does feel very script-by-numbers so far.

And I get that the opener is just the set-up, but I do hope that she cuts his bloody head off! (probably unlikely, even after the watershed. This isn’t The Cyprus Chainsaw Masscre.)

However, in the meantime, Ms Lindsay does make a reference to my hometown of Stockport, as she jokes about winning the under-14 50 meter championship in 1987.

Thanks to our friends at Channel 5 for the screener for episode 1 prior to broadcast. All subsequent episode discussion will take place after each one has aired live.

UPDATE Episode 2:

Spoiler Inside SelectShow

UPDATE Episode 3:

Spoiler Inside SelectShow

UPDATE Episode 4:

Spoiler Inside SelectShow

Love Rat 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.

If you miss it, you can watch the each episode on My5, as the entire series is online now. I wish they’d done that with Finders Keepers

Love Rat – Trailer REACTION! – Channel 5

Producer: Jonathan Phillips
Creator: Polly Buckle
Writers: Jon Gilbert, Polly Buckle
Music: Ray Harman

Emma: Sally Lindsay
Niko: Gerald Kyd
George: Ramon Tikaram
Pete: Neil Morrissey
Susie: Imogen King
Theo: George Parisis
Bank teller: Anna Yiagiozi
Air BNB Owner: Charis Kkolos