Obsession: Netflix's awful adaptation of Damage

This four-part serial is on par with a US soap opera.

The Daily Telegraph's Helen Brown reports that Josephine Hart's 1991 novel,

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

It was made into a film starring Jeremy Irons and Juliette Binoche, and it is now available on Netflix.

Is turning it into a four-part television series, with "disappointingly cringeworthy" results. 

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

In a beautiful house. However, during a party, he "locks eyes" with his son's girlfriend Anna (Charlie Murphy) and "wordlessly inserts a rather small,

Grey cocktail olive into her open mouth." As a result of this, "the romp begins." Despite the fact that the two leads deliver "admirably committed performances,"