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  • Summary: The personal lives and the world around seven friends who shared a flat in London in the 1960s are explored in this six-part series that spans into the present.
  • Genre(s): Drama
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Nancy DeWolf Smith
    May 4, 2012
    80
    After only one episode it's clear that the more we learn about each of them, the more we will want to know.
  2. 80
    White Heat is a bold, fabulously written (if at times overbearing) chronicle of the political and social changes which sweep through Britain beginning in the mid-1960s.
  3. Reviewed by: Maysa Hattab
    May 9, 2012
    60
    As White Heat covers so much historical ground--and offers a range of aging makeup effects--it suffers on occasion from a lack of humour.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    May 8, 2012
    50
    Nothing here is especially hot, perhaps, but compared with the best period dramas currently on TV, it is pretty pallid.
  5. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    May 9, 2012
    40
    White Heat proves to be a warmed-over and tepid mishmash of changing-times clich├ęs.
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  1. May 9, 2012
    4
    As an avid fan of the 10pm Wednesday BBCAmerican timeslot - aka "Dramaville" - I was fired up for White Heat. But the first episode justAs an avid fan of the 10pm Wednesday BBCAmerican timeslot - aka "Dramaville" - I was fired up for White Heat. But the first episode just lacked. Lacked passion, enthusiasm, and anything compelling to make me stick around. The main character - during the "look-back" sequences - is mildly interesting, but her older incarnation is completely devoid of personality. The "player" guy in the flat is not nearly charismatic enough to carry his role. And the foreign-born student is sympathetic, but not enough of his story was planted in the first episode to make one interested. This is the mistake that many dramas make. If you can't interest the viewer out of the gates, you're going to lose him. Expand