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Pure: Season 1 (2019-2020)

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Critic Consensus: Pure sidesteps the seedy pratfalls of its ribald premise to instead compassionately explore the complications of compulsion, shame, and struggling to make sense of oneself.

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24-year-old Marnie moves to London to start a new life. As she is finding her way in the big city, she doesn't understand why she has constant obsessive thoughts that occupy her mind.

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The show is best when it's anchored in Marnie's perspective, but "Pure" does manage to expand its scope, catching glimpses of the sexual hangups and frustrations faced by Marnie's potential romantic partners.

September 2, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Charly Chive is radiantly mesmerizing as a young woman with an unusual mental illness in this high-quality British import about intrusive thoughts and the havoc they can cause.

April 5, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

As sensitive and dark as it is hilarious, Pure is an essential comedy-drama about mental health, sex, and living with issues pertaining to both.

August 28, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"Pure is proof that TV can be realistic, emotionally nuanced, and entertaining."

August 26, 2020 | Full Review…

While it addresses really serious issues in a wonderful way, Pure doesn't quite mesh them with the coming age comedy drama it wants to be.

April 18, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

By pairing that visceral portrayal with thorough descriptions of OCD, the show becomes a teaching tool as well as a delightful dramedy.

September 9, 2021 | Full Review…

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