Bedlam 2 Seasons 2011

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Season 1
(33) IMDb 7/10
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Sadie Novak is recovering from a breakdown, but when she meets Jed the spark is instant and they begin a passionate relationship. Ryan finds a mysterious old woman he's seen wandering the grounds and learns shocking revelations about Jed. While an angry ghost from the asylum's past forces Sadie to confront a horrific event in her past, Jed must uncover a brutal truth to save Sadie from danger.

Starring:
Lily Loveless, Christine Clare
Runtime:
45 minutes
Original air date:
October 15, 2011

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Horror
Director Alrick Riley
Starring Lily Loveless, Christine Clare
Supporting actors Charlotte Salt, Theo James, Ashley Madekwe, Sean Maguire, Hugo Speer, Will Young, Rita Tushingham, James MacColl, William Willoughby
Season year 2011
Network BBC America
Producers Amy Barham, Matthew Bird, Nadia Jaynes, Jenny Reeks, Mark Sammon, Nicola Shindler
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Customer Reviews

I found this show very boring and not scary at all.
brit98
It literally leaves you hanging after the last episode and nothing gets resolved.
Marisa D. Demaya
I can only assume that nobody else showed up for the auditions.
A. Chippindall-higgin

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michele Jo on November 16, 2011
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Loved the show, even the non-answers of the season ending episode 6. Not an over-the-top horror gorefest as so many are these days, but enough spookiness to satisfy. The 'ghost of the week' premise is a bit weak, but the underlying plot into which these hauntings are tied is intriguing. There's been development of the characters over the six-episode arc, but the characters still are left with enough ambiguity that anything could be happening with them, and any one of them could be involved in the major over-arching plot. Hoping we get a second series.

However, the DVDs have a major drawback -- you cannot skip over the commercials. You have to sit through 4 minutes before you can get to the show. While I appreciate BBCA's desire to sell other shows -- making me sit through commercials for a show in which I have zero interest EVERY TIME I want to watch this show, pretty much guarantees I will not be purchasing any more DVDs from them.

Unless it's a season 2 of this show. And even then, I may have to think about it.
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It seems like it's been quite a while since we've had a good ghost story on television. Ironically, though, "Bedlam" debuted on BBCAmerica on the same week as FX launched Ryan Murphy's "American Horror Story." So, all of a sudden, I had two to check out and the shows couldn't be more different. "American Horror Story," for those that haven't seen it, is a spectacularly over-the-top freak show designed to push the boundaries of television and of reason. I have yet to decide whether I think it is brilliant or if it is convoluted rubbish--but one thing is certain, I can't tear my eyes away from it! "Bedlam," unfortunately, plays it much more conventionally and safe. The show has a terrific hook, though. It is set in a creepy former mental institution currently being renovated into luxury apartments. The building itself is disconcerting and scary and has a convenient adjacent grave site. A great selling point to prospective inhabitants! The hospital environment allows for plenty of unruly spirits to linger about and it would be easy to develop this premise into something dark and scary. I, however, think the show misses the mark in its first season.

Instead of evolving a complex mythology, each of the six episodes represented in the season has a self-contained haunting. At the beginning of an episode, we're introduced to a new character that we've never seen before but is somehow living there and is best friends with one of the lead actors. They have some sort of ghostly interaction and the spirit is released (literally) within the last five minutes to the other side. It's so formulaic, you can see every beat coming a mile away.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patricia H. Stevenson on November 7, 2011
Format: DVD
British paranormal urban fantasy with pretty people beset by ghosts. The phantasms are the remnants of patients who had been preyed on by sadists, while housed in a huge old stone and stained glass pile of a mental hospital, which is now being converted to fashionable apartment suites. There has been some character development, lots of gruesome special effects, and uncertainly about who (or what) to trust. But BBC only made six episodes for the first season (aka "series" in BBC-ese), so all the characters and plot lines are still unfolding. But for those who seek paranormal shows that go beyond mere teenage hormonal angst, Bedlam is better than average and worthy of attention.
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It seems like it's been quite a while since we've had a good ghost story on television. Ironically, though, "Bedlam" debuted on BBCAmerica on the same week as FX launched Ryan Murphy's "American Horror Story." So, all of a sudden, I had two to check out and the shows couldn't be more different. "American Horror Story," for those that haven't seen it, is a spectacularly over-the-top freak show designed to push the boundaries of television and of reason. I have yet to decide whether I think it is brilliant or if it is convoluted rubbish--but one thing is certain, I can't tear my eyes away from it! "Bedlam," unfortunately, plays it much more conventionally and safe. The show has a terrific hook, though. It is set in a creepy former mental institution currently being renovated into luxury apartments. The building itself is disconcerting and scary and has a convenient adjacent grave site. A great selling point to prospective inhabitants! The hospital environment allows for plenty of unruly spirits to linger about and it would be easy to develop this premise into something dark and scary. I, however, think the show misses the mark in its first season.

Instead of evolving a complex mythology, each of the six episodes represented in the season has a self-contained haunting. At the beginning of an episode, we're introduced to a new character that we've never seen before but is somehow living there and is best friends with one of the lead actors. They have some sort of ghostly interaction and the spirit is released (literally) within the last five minutes to the other side. It's so formulaic, you can see every beat coming a mile away.
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