Molly (TV Mini Series 2016)

TV Mini-Series   |  Drama

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The story of how, from the early 1970s, Australia's eccentric Ian 'Molly' Meldrum became a loved and respected rock music guru as host of the TV show Countdown.


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Matt Cameron (created by), Liz Doran (created by), John Molloy (created by)

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16 February 2016 | videorama-759-859391
| The eye opening life of Humdrum, done colorfully, scores beautifully
Molly will bring back a lot of 70's and 80's memories. The t.v. movie is well approached, story wise, and the material well handled, and I'm glad I caught it. One of the reasons why? I would of missed one of the most remarkable Aussie acting performances, I've seen in years. Samuel Johnson (not Jackson) will just blow you away with his rendition of Humdrum, you won't be able to steer your eyes, away. He has this character down pat. This was just a real life character, he was born to play. Meldrum's personal life opened a lot of doors. This guy was a true blue sport, but admirably, he wouldn't take S..T. We follow the story, through the catalyst, and origin of Countdown, and sadly come to the months, dwindling towards it's demise, of that once famous show, where if a night owl, you can catch old episodes on Rage, Sunday morning. The other actors are almost just as terrific, and I must say, some of the legendary muso's, you'll instantly make from their attire and hairstyles, are impressively played, none more than the woman, who played Madonna. Again, she had this down pat, where at moments, she had me questioning if it was really the material girl, honestly. Molly will make you life and cry, but mainly, it'll make you remember. There are some hilarious moments, one I'm thankful for with Shirley Strachan, hitting rock bottom, doing Shirl's Neighborhood, and you'll never guess who's under the wallaby costume. Sadly, or thankfully for some, we hardly spend anytime on Boy George. Another Aussie telly movie to cherish, and own, part, thankfully for it's gifted actor lead, who really packs a punch in both respects.

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