1 July 2014 | edfilmsuk
Funny, touching, well acted British drama
I am already a fan of Nick Frost - I love him in the Cornetto trilogy - but I must say this didn't bias me at all.
Mr Sloane is subtle; it does not rely on crudeness or vulgarity. Moreover, Nick Frost's consistently unlucky character is likable and very well acted might I add.
The main story is set in the late 1960s about a very unlucky man called Mr. Sloane simply searching for some luck. His plight is funny, touching and heart-warming, and some believable and equally likable characters are introduced such as his friends (including the wonderful Peter Serafinowicz), Robin the pretty American lady who woos Sloane etc. The fantastic Olivia Coleman plays the part of Sloane's soon-to-be ex-wife who has left Sloane to "find herself".
It is well written, well filmed and well edited. All in all, it is a lovely gem of a TV show which definitely deserves a go!