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based on David Peace's novels. Looks fooking ace. Just started now.
but I'm not sure I've got the attention span tonight. I might try to find a download tomorrow and watch it at the weekend.
Books are great, this should be brilliant TV.
I was worried that there'd be a horrible exposition scene at the end with him and Sean Bean but I think that 'my own personal weakness, I'm no angel' summed it up perfectly. I look forward to next weeks installment. I assume it skips ahead a few years with a few of the same characters cropping up.
with the covert investigation. The police officer with the tache who had the handcuffs was terrifying.
the scene in the back of the van had me clenching my fists. I see he turns up in the next part with scars on his face.
2 books that are being going to from the trilogy. Going to be in for some great TV in the coming weeks.
Just when I was starting to think that British TV couldn't compete with the Soprano's and Wires of the world something like this comes along. Brilliantly written, great acting all round (plenty of 'spot the actor' going on as well) and nice and grim and bleak.
They're ripping it to shreds over on Digital Spy. Can't understand why. Not the best advert for West Yorkshire Police.
9/10 for me.
to be honest I thought it was one of the best things I've seen on British TV for years.
I had a look at the stuff they were saying on digital spy and it mostly 'this is plodding, oh they're smoking a lot, isn't it grey' no real interesting criticism of it at all.
The next one skips over one of the books because they couldn't afford to do a Quartet so they have done a trilogy instead.
I was going to say it reminded me of James Ellroys LA Quartet earlier and now the more I read it the more I think that's rather apt.
Looking forward to 'The Damned United' adaptation now. I wish I'd have investigated David Peace before. Gonna definitely purchase the 'Red Riding' books once the series has ended.
So many people on DS saying it was tedious and slow, and they couldn't follow it!
Well it appealed to me in spades.
I love grim crime novels and the fact that it was British made it all the better.
I will also be buying the books when the series has ended. My housemate has the Damned Utd book, although I have very little interest in football I think I may borrow it.
Steptoe and Son it ain't.
Just how I like my crime thrillers: untidy with everyone a shade of grey.