'Full Circle' review: Old play comes around again
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Neil LaBute is bringing his provocative view of human relationships to DirecTV with "Full Circle," a 10-episode drama about people you probably wouldn't want to spend 10 minutes with.
The episodes, which correspond to scenes in "La Ronde," take place in a restaurant too preciously named Ellipsis, with the opening scene pairing unhappily married Bridgette (Minka Kelly, "Friday Night Lights"), with her lover, Tim (Tom Felton, "Harry Potter").
Critics often get one or two episodes of a normally structured series, but in this case, sending four "scenes" of LaBute's "play" is equivalent to sending Act 1, Scene 1; Act 4, Scene 6; and Act 5, Scene 2 of "Hamlet."
[...] in the next episode, entertainment lawyer Stanley meets his obnoxious, homophobic, misogynistic client, Jace (David Boreanaz, "Bones"), a standup comic.
No one comes off as very likable in the four episodes sent to critics, but all the characters are fascinating, often as much for what we suspect about their inner nature as
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