The Blade & Beyond At The Movies Does Small Screen: I Am Ruth

So well-made and acted that it’s difficult to watch

So many shows and movies are described as ‘hard to watch’, and often that appeals to me, for dramas anyway. It’s a sentiment I rarely agree with, and prior to I Am Ruth the closest to genuinely difficult to watch was Requiem for a Dream. Now I’m confident I could sit through…



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Sarah McManus MSc

Sarah is a UK-based writer with an MSc in Psychology. She writes about mental health & Neurodiversity. She is also the Owner and Editor of The Blade & Beyond.