Netflix show Bodyguard shows potential

Netflix just adds new TV shows and movies each month and I try to see what new show I would want to watch next.  Suddenly, my new show on Netflix is now Bodyguard.

Bodyguard is a British political thriller/drama series that is centered around David Budd, played by Richard Madden.  David Budd is an Afghanistan war veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and he later becomes the new Protection Command bodyguard for the Right Honourable Julia Montague, played by Keeley Hawes.  During the show there are two key things that they focus on.

First, there is the politics that Montague believes in, which Budd doesn’t approve of.  She supports the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan and plans to violate civil liberties.  Second, there is Budd dealing with his PTSD.  After his battles in the wars, he hasn’t been well and he’s separated from his wife Vicky, played by Sophie Rundle.

The first thing about this show that makes it enjoyable is Richard Madden.  Many people remember him as Robb Stark from the widely popular HBO show, Game of Thrones.  Despite leaving the show early, he continues to impress as he did in the Seven Kingdoms.

In the beginning while he was trying to stop a suicidal bomber on a train, Madden started off neutral.  He seemed plain and didn’t show too much emotion for his character.  It was starting off slow, but then all of that changed after the first five minutes.

I could feel the emotions that he displayed while he was dealing with his PTSD.  After witnessing his struggles and facing the political drama, he did not disappoint me.

The action sequences and political drama also caught my attention.  The investigations and terrorist attacks have kept me at the edge of my seat.  Every time a bomb went off or someone fired a gun, I try to see how Budd handles the situation.  Every one of those scenes makes the show more engaging.

Bottom line, Bodyguard is the next show to binge watch on Netflix.

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