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Because it really was tremendous.
i have been watching THE SECRET LIFE OF BUILDINGS tho.
that has been ace ( but slightly depressing)
i have also been watching a lot of 30 ROCK. i didn't liek it at first but now think it is great
I enjoyed it, on the whole, but was distinctly underwhelmed by the ending.
I don't think they tied it together properly at all. Freddie's obsession with Ruth's death was meant to be the key that would unlock the conspiracy and go all the way to Eden, but it never felt plausible. Lix turning up the dentist stuff? Handy. Is Elms going to go on air and reveal all? No. He just said he's upset with the government. Oh. I see.
But wait! There's a spy! It was creepy Clarence all along! Who had apparently been attempting to manipulate Freddie the whole way through in the most ham-fisted way ever. Good work, everyone. What a farce.
And Bel, poor Bel. Her whole central impetus was that she was a damned good TV producer and a conflicted woman, but we didn't really get any feel of her as a producer, and she solved her Hector conflict very fast. Hector reverts straight to type in a disappointing collapse of what was an interesting character? Maybe we'll get some pay off from Bel and Freddie? I still think they both turned in good performances, but their last hurrah was a just a bit lame.
Second series? Why? What more could we want to see of them? Not that losing the Suez backing would be any great loss. Maybe a bit more Lix, more focus on the industry and the relationships. Maybe not. I don't know where you could find that extra spark it needs.
It was good, but it wasn't great.
More like it stalled, ground to a halt just as it was coming off the A-road, maybe got shunted from behind by a Vauxhall Astra.
There's been talk of a second series, the writer says she had ideas (dangerous), but the BBC said they haven't picked anything up yet. I would probably watch it if there was one. Maybe if they jumped forwards like 10 years and you saw them all in the heat of the 1960s having moved onto separate things (Freddie at a paper, Bel in TV or married still pining for Freddie). I dunno.
Hit and miss throughout, though generally more hit than miss. When it clicked it was excellent and seemed to be getting better by the episode.
Then that piece of shite last night...bloody hell. It was as if there was a big panic to tie everything off and the job wasn't done properly.
I didn't understand what was going on for half of it, until the end. Not in a mystery way, I just didn't understand what was happening with Elms.
but why was everyone watching the on their black and white TVs or the government meant to give a shit about what he was saying?
I thought Freddie was going to BREAK THE STORY WIDE OPEN but they just kept going 'it affected me personally' during the whole interview. I didn't understand the motivation for doing it.
did anyone else feel there wasn't really enough about the making of the TV programme in it? Without the spy sub-plot, they could have shown how groundbreaking the programme format is, and it becoming popular in the outside world, and Bel actually doing some proper work.
The set-piece (broadcast) was underplayed, at least relative to what it could have been, which was nice.
There was no happy ending or great revelation for any of the main plot-lines or relationships, it was left feeling messy and unsolved and open-ended, which is sort of a conflicting thing – emotionally unsatisfying but fairly intelligent.
yep, l liked it. solid 8/10.