First of all, Sick Note marks the return of Rupert Grint to the eyes of the public. The actor, who got ultra-famous when bringing the agreeable Ron Weasley to life in the Harry Potter saga, did not follow the same track of success as his teammates Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, who starred in several features after the filming of the JK Rowling’s story.
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Rupert Grint was laying low, doing minor jobs and escaping from the super exhibition that accompanied him for several years. Now, he returns with Sick Note, this series in two seasons, which go into the Netflix catalog and that demonstrate his talent for comedy (watch here).
This series tells the story of Daniel Glass, a mediocre employee of an insurance company, where the boss daily mistreats and humiliates him. In addition, Daniel has a girlfriend with whom he is about to end the relationship.
His life is falling on hard times. It all gets really worse when his doctor gives him a cancer diagnosis. What seemed to crown an awful phase ends up becoming his salvation – it turns out that everything is just a medical error.
Network of lies
Sick Note is a comedy that carries the sarcastic and ironic English humor. There could be no better news than this. This style of comedy is known and celebrated everywhere in the world, and here it doesn’t disappoint. Rupert Grint is excellent as the unsuccessful Daniel, who has a turnaround in his life after being diagnosed with cancer. The boss and girlfriend start treating him well, he is respected in the company and everyone always does everything to please him, believing that he is sick. A few days later, he discovers that it was all a mistake of Dr. Ian Glennis, played by Nick Frost – also well-known for comedies like “Shaun of the Dead” and other partnerships with actor Simon Pegg.
From the revelation that he has no cancer, patient and doctor need to invent a network of lies to keep the story up, since Daniel is now the face of the company where he works because of his “condition.” And, of course, the company’s boss, Kenny West (role of Don Johnson, caricatured in the right measure, while also being funny) is always on top of him, distrusting everything. Sick Note is, therefore, the story of how Daniel needs to keep the lie that made him happy and respected, since revelation can throw him into mediocrity again.
The series, created by Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz, and scripted by David Walliams and Miranda Hart, follows the erratic trajectory that leads to extreme and surreal situations. Daniel and his doctor are capable of anything to keep the cancer farce, leading them to the limits of madness. Netflix offers the two seasons – the first with six episodes, and the second with nine, so it’s possible to marathon it on a weekend.
An Amazing Turn
Sick Note did not just bring Rupert Grint and Dan Johnson back into action. It also marks the astonishing return of Lindsay Lohan from the second season on. She, who has been out of the limelight after a decade of scandals that have made the sensationalist tabloids days, returns here in a role as powerful as it is funny, and she doesn’t do bad. She is a good actress, who has unfortunately drowned in the fame she has gotten in the past – but now seems to be willing to take higher flights.
Being a comedy full of irony and with a typically English humor, Sick Note is a sensational option for those who want to laugh without commitment; the series, even if dealing with potentially serious issues, addresses them lightly and with good humor, leaving the most bizarre situations to the innocent lies that need to be told to support other, much bigger ones.
Trailer and additional information about Sick Note Netflix
Synopsis 1: His doctor’s an idiot. His diagnosis is rubbish. But his fake illnes has given him a crazy new life.
Synopsis 2: After slacker Daniel Glass is misdiagnosed with cancer, his lies lead him into an absurd web of fraud, blackmail, suspicion and misadventure.
Age rating: 16;
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