The Booth at the End: genuinely gripping TV

I know I’m late to this, but if you haven’t seen The Booth at the End, it’s well worth your time. The series is available in its entirety online, and I loved three things about it: the economy of the writing, Xander Berkeley’s acting, and the clever way separate strands begin to interleave.

Here’s a review from The Guardian:

A man (Xander Berkeley, delivering a performance so brilliant it should be used as an acting masterclass) sits at the end booth in an anonymous diner. People come to him with problems. He offers them each a deal. They must perform a task – rob a bank to be prettier, kill a stranger’s child to save a cancer-stricken son – tell him the details, and they will get what they want. Whether they agree and fulfil their side of the bargain is entirely up to them.

6 thoughts on “The Booth at the End: genuinely gripping TV

  1. rnnbrwn says:

    Oh, that’s good. But the site has an *awful* UI.

    Must I really click 60 times to watch episode 1, and then again to watch episode 2?

  2. Gary says:

    Sorry, I didn’t realise it did that. I’m sure the FX versions are on the torrents :)

  3. Tony Kiernan says:

    It’s not.

    According to Wikipedia it’s web-only. One episode a day. Which is interesting. I’d have loved to have that delivered as a podcast.

    >>the economy of the writing

    Not ‘arf! I had to watch a couple of them twice to check they had really squeezed so much into about a minute. Character development & plot advancement.

    I hope they leave it in peace.

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