Happy New Year, Colin Burstead
A great British ensemble cast, including Neil Maskell (Kill List), Sam Riley (Control) and Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), come together in this bitingly funny, superbly written catalogue of all the things that can make forced family gatherings awkward. Colin Burstead (Maskell) hires an enormous country mansion to reunite his extended family and some friends to ring in the new year. Nobody seems particularly keen on Colin’s gathering, but family is important, he maintains, and they all roll in to the grand old house. “It’s like fucking Downton,” says one of the new arrivals. But there’s nothing genteel about this gathering, particularly when Colin’s black sheep brother (Riley) arrives and the drinks get going.