Two Weeks To Live – The DVDfever Review – Maisie Williams

Two Weeks To Live Two Weeks To Live begins with Kim Stokes (Maisie Williams Cyberbully, The New Mutants) way overpaying for her breakfast in a cafe, leading me to believe that while I know her character was raised in isolation, that’s no reason to think she wouldn’t know when she’s been way overcharged to use a cheap place to eat, although she certainly makes her presence felt in the opening scene, in return.

Before long, she meets singleton Nicky (Mawaan Rizwan) in a pub, after he’s tasked by his friend, Jay (Taheen Modak), with asking out the first new girl he meets, who just so happens to be Kim. For someone who spends a great deal of her time preparing for the end of the world, she’s been convinced by the pair that it’s actually happening.

The first problem with this is that given the way Kim behaves, she’s more like someone who’s landed on Earth from a different planet, not someone who’s just been living in isolation; and as for why she and her mum, Tina (Sian Clifford), ended up in isolation in the first place, that’s also addressed in the first episode.

So far, I’ve only seen two episodes, the second of which features a fist-fight where using guns would’ve made far more sense, but I’m not feeling this whatsoever. One main problem with Two Weeks To Live is that there has to be a degree of believeability in what’s going on, and there isn’t at all. Hence, I just can’t connect with it.

Two Weeks To Live begins on Sky One tonight at 10pm, with all episodes available on demand at the same time. The series isn’t yet available to pre-order on Blu-ray or DVD.

Check out the trailer below:

Two Weeks To Live – Official Trailer

Episodes 1 and 2 Score: 2/10

Director: Al Campbell
Producer: Charlotte Surtees
Writer/Creator: Gaby Hull
Music: Toydrum

Kim: Maisie Williams
Tina: Sian Clifford
Nicky: Mawaan Rizwan
Jay: Taheen Modak
Jimmy: Sean Pertwee
Carl: Tony Pritchard
Mandy: Pooky Quensel
Young Kim: Caitlin Rawden
Kim’s Dad: Sean Knopp
Ian: Michael Begley