Our House – The DVDfever Review – ITV drama – Tuppence Middleton

Our House
Our House is not a Madness song reference, but Fi Lawson (Tuppence Middleton
The Commuter: Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams, Mank) gets home from a work trip away and much to her surprise, someone else has already moved in. She’s sure that when her husband, Bram, gets back, he’ll be able to sort everything out… except, when she gets to take a look inside and finds all her stuff in boxes, and various items ripped out, such as light fittings.

Even more odd, Fi is co-owner, so the house can’t be sold without her say-so.

10 years earlier, and we get a flashback to her moving in with new hubby, played by Martin Compston (Line of Duty), them raising two children, but before long the cracks in the relationship are starting to show.

But back to the present, and where is Bram, the children and what on Earth is going on?

Well, the problem in trying to review an opening episode – the first of four – in a mystery thriller, is that I can’t give anything away, and even if I was posting this after broadcast, I still wouldn’t want to give anything away.

However, it’s suffice to say that while it’s moderately interesting, it does feel quite slow, and rather less than the sum of its parts. So, I hope that the subsequent episodes up the game a fair bit.

Further updates will come after each subsequent episode is broadcast, and I will put those behind spoiler headers and discuss what happened.

UPDATE Episode 2:

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UPDATE Episode 3:

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UPDATE Episode 4:

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Our House continues on ITV next Sunday at 9pm. After broadcast, the entire series will be on the ITV Hub. It can be pre-ordered on DVD, ahead of its release on April 4th.

You can also buy the novel on which this series is based.

Our House – Official Trailer – ITV

Episode 1 Score: 6/10
Episode 2 Score: 3/10
Episode 3 Score: 4/10
Episode 4 Score: 4/10

Director: Sheree Folkson
Producer: Tom Mullens
Screenwriter: Simon Ashdown
Novel: Louise Candlish
Music: Sarah Warne

Fi Lawson: Tuppence Middleton
Bram Lawson: Martin Compston
Toby: Rupert Penry-Jones
Alison: Bronagh Waugh
Leo Lawson: Tommy Finnegan
Harry Lawson: Casper Knopf
Tina Lawson: Maureen Beattie
DS McGowan: Lu Corfield
Merle: Weruche Opia
Lucy Vaughan: Dinita Gohil
David Vaughan: Felix Scott
Mr Burridge: Roger Alborough
Kirsty: Harriet Webb
Saskia: Celinde Schoenmaker
Grace Deakin: Suzette Llewellyn
Rob Estate Agent: Tarinn Callender
Roger: James Michael Hogarth
Lucy Myers: Allison McKenzie
Wendy: Buket Komur
Swedish Presenter: Oliver Smiles
Young girl: Mamie Barry (uncredited)