Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Underbelly IV: Razor

The fourth installment of the Underbelly franchise, Razor, takes the viewer back to the infancy of organised crime in Sydney, with a focus on bitter rivals Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine, and their illegal enterprises from 1927 to 1936. The costume and set design was perhaps the most challenging of all the series to date, yet this was achieved with convincing authenticity. There are numerous historical extracts woven into the story, which includes: strict gun laws, loopholes in drug laws that allowed dentists to legally purchase cocaine, the rise of the New Guard, exploits of Francis de Groot, insight into the career of one of Australia's first policewomen Lillian May Armfield, and numerous turf wars between Leigh and Devine. It is pleasing that Underbelly continues to give Australian Actors an opportunity to showcase their talents, and is providing viewers with enthralling television drama.

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