I Know This Much Is True series 'sinks under the weight of its own bleakness'

The six-part drama series has generated quite a bit of chatter already for the technical wizardry and weight gain that allows Mark Ruffalo to play twins Thomas and Dominick Birdsey; the first a gentle man with paranoid schizophrenia; the second an alpha male house painter given to fits of rage. Even scenes that seem like they could have a lighter cadence, such as when Nedra drops by Dominick’s house unannounced for a drink, swing rapidly into disaster: she storms out of the door, screaming and intending to drink-drive home within minutes.