I wanted to wait to comment on Scarcity until I actually saw it, which i did this evening. The show is beautifully crafted and acted. I want to commend everyone involved with this show. I really thought it would be hard to swallow. And there are some very intense moments. But the real-ness of these characters that were portrayed so thoughtfully by each and every actor in the show is worth it's weight in gold.
I also looked around the audience and saw so many people leaning forward, chin in hand, focused on what was being unveiled before us. We all may not have been exposed to this type of family but we all are familiar with it. The mother looking for a better life for her children no matter what the price or sacrifice, the strong bond between a brother and sister caught in a life not of their making. this family is relatable.
So what i was anticipating as being a night of watching an awful, awful reality based drama, ended up being a night of witnessing struggle, and what we all, in dire circumstance do to survive.
Do yourself a favor, it will be worth your time, and the two hours will fly by before you know it!
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