The Catch, Channel 5, review: Jason Watkins is wasted on this bland thriller

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Jason Watkins as a trawlerman is not obvious casting (no pun intended). If I was looking for a salty sea dog, Watkins wouldn’t be top of my list. He was immediately suspicious of Poppy’s new boyfriend, a handsome, self-assured and well-off “catch” called Ryan (Aneurin Barnard). With its cuckoo-in-the-nest plot, The Catch was formulaic but elevated by a cast that included Brenda Fricker as Poppy’s grandmother Phyllis. With more atmosphere and sharper dialogue, The Catch would have the makings of something really memorable and less disposable.
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