Seldom Realized

Series 1 - Episode 4 Seldom Realized



If you haven’t tried this steamy Southern thriller yet, for heaven’s sake don’t start here. The fourth episode is brilliant in its way but one of those writerly slow-burns where very little happens for ages – then a lot happens at once, horribly.

We’re holed up in a scuzzy Arkansas motel where desolate couple Mac and Joni are hiding out, picking over the ashes of their marriage. It’s a study in oppression and loneliness, with two people slowly destroying each other, when each other is really all they have. Joni asks sadly, “How did this become our life?”


With Suggs on their trail, Mac and Joni are forced to seek temporary refuge in a remote hotel.