- Summary: Masterpiece Contemporary brings the story of a John Lennon's life between 1964 and 1971. Christopher Eccleston is the Beatle's singer while Yoko Ono is played by Naoko Mori.
- Genre(s): Drama, Movie/Mini-Series
- Show Type: Between Seasons
- Season 1 premiere date: Nov 21, 2010
- Episode Length: 60
- Air Time: 09:30 PM
- More Details and Credits »
Eccleston, who lacks much of a physical resemblance to Lennon, certainly nails the biographical portrait, but Lennon Naked spends a lot of time probing around its subject's thin skin without exposing much that augments his legend. It's a movie with music as its foundation that hits occasional high notes but, ultimately, can't carry a tune.
It reeks so strongly of unintentional parody that it should make almost any Beatles fan wince with embarrassment. It's the perfect example of a bad script basing itself in reality (press clippings, collected lore) and yet still seeming so bizarrely wrong. Even the wigs deserve a laugh track.
I will waste little time on the wretched Lennon production: Lennon Naked, a Masterpiece Contemporary airing Sunday night on PBS. I write this only to warn viewers off of wasting even 10 minutes of TV time and their lives with this sorry docu-drama that follows Lennon through his Beatles fame and into his marriage to Yoko Ono and the end of the band.
- By user score