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I think I’m slowly coming to the conclusion that it’s not very good.
Red Riding, This Is England '86, Luther, erm... Casualty
Luther on the other hand
The ending was staggering.
The main problem is the laughable dialogue, which tends to ruin any atmosphere that it successfully builds up.
They keep telling me it's right up my street, whatever that means. But every time I sit down with iPlayer I take one look at Chris Ecclestone looking moody in the screenshot and decide to watch an old Buzzcocks instead. Should I give it go?
really really good telly.
+ It’s quite well filmed I suppose
+ Episode 2 was good
- it’s a bit ridiculous (psycho bad guy, the main character has a bullet in his head)
- despite this, it takes itself way too seriously
- dialogue is pretty awful. I think in episode 3, pretty much everything everyone said was some kind of extended metaphor.
- the female police officer is called Honey, which is ironic as she’s actually hard as nailz and tough and all that.
- there was a scene in which Chris Eccleston wrote all the key dates of his marriage in the sand on a beach to show his wife (who has Alzheimer’s). They then had a shot of the tide washing away all of this.
- overuse of that noise from Lost to emphasise how much of a “WTF?” moment things are.
From the second it started I was praying it didn't get washed away at the end :( probably more annoying than the coathanger scene actually
but it's been so strong as a whole, that i was willing to let them go.
just one or two of the scenes have been a bit laughable.
Jesus guys, just chill and enjoy
Or don't watch it
but this I think has the potential to be excellent and on the whole is, so the bits that are really bad stand out quite a bit and are disappointing to see. I like it though, it's good TV. You just get on and watch it, don't worry whether other people are or not. Just chill and enjoy!
Like a few people in this thread then?
Jay Wratten elevates the whole thing on his own.
Pause written by Emily Barker and performed by Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo
The last one was ridiculous. There were at least two scenes which were just an exchange of tortured metaphors in increasingly gravelly voices. it reminded me of Ben Stiller in Dodgeball.
this is getting very close to the ridiculous...
the set-piece at the end where ross the journo gets knocked off his bike is one of the most disturbing and well executed things i've seen for a long, long time. seriously rivals any death scene i can remember ever seeing on film or telly. stunning.
Stunningly executed in all senses of the phrase.
I think the actor who plays that sinister gentleman villain does it brilliantly.
Although apparently it's ripped off from some film that I havent seen. So good though.
The whole of ep4 was good though, Gatehouse really scares me- Saying that though it is a bit ridiculous that this really secretive, shadowy guy wears the same really distinctive outfit all the time.
Also really didn't have to want to see the fat guy in his pants, although I'm not sure why he would have been wearing pants in that situation, but I'm thankful he was