Obsession: Netflix's cringeworthy Damage adaption

This four-part serial is as sophisticated as a US soap opera.

According to Helen Brown of The Daily Telegraph, Josephine Hart's 1991 novel ,

Damage was "only much darker and much more elegantly written" than Fifty Shades of Grey.

It was adapted into a film starring Jeremy Irons and Juliette Binoche, and now Netflix

Is adapting it into a four-part TV series, with "disappointingly cringeworthy" consequences.

Richard Armitage plays William, a brain surgeon who lives with his "sexy barrister wife"

In a lovely home. He "locks eyes" with his son's girlfriend Anna (Charlie Murphy) at a party, though,

"wordlessly inserts a rather small, grey cocktail olive into her open mouth." As a result, "the romp begins.