Marnie doesn’t just love thinking about sex – she can’t help thinking about it, 24/7. On the surface, Pure is a show about embracing the dirty deed, but it’s much more than that. It’s also about starting out in a new place, an experience much more universal than Marnie’s particular brand of mental illness.
The six-episode dramedy series tackles taboos without shame. Sex can be about love and emotions, but sometimes, it’s just for fun. That’s Marnie in a nutshell. (She even imagines her local bus driver naked when he opens the door.)
But there’s another layer too: sexual health. It’s a much-talked about issue that the show doesn’t gloss over.
The show benefits from a funky, fresh young cast who are pretty easy on the eye, and they are given fun, snappy dialogue. Marnie is played by relative newcomer Charly Clive.
“Beyond its portrayal of mental illness it is, more broadly, exploring something more universal – the process of moving to a new city and having to figure out who you are versus who you think you’re supposed to be. There is a lot to like,” says cosmopolitan.com’s Naomi Gordon.
IMDB rating: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 85%