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Verging on the corny: Martin Scorsese’s Vinyl reviewed

The Scorsese tropes flow thick and fast: drugs, beatings, voiceovers. Still, he manages to make you admire the lurid excess of the Seventies, which is quite an achievement

20 February 2016

9:00 AM

20 February 2016

9:00 AM

Vinyl (Sky Atlantic) — the much-anticipated series, co-produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, about the 1970s New York record industry — began on Monday with a two-hour episode directed by Scorsese himself. The result was, as you’d expect, an exhilarating watch. So why did it also create an undeniable feeling of slight disappointment?

One reason, I suppose, could just be that modern TV viewers are spoiled rotten.

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