Pennies From Heaven added. Not many things can top The Singing Detective though. Marlow should’ve gone to Lourdes.
I honestly thought it was OK, but I haven't found myself thinking about it much since watching it. By all accounts it was mostly technically accurate, apart from a rather glaring error about people who've been exposed to radiation becoming a radiohazard to others (they don't). A bigger problem is the political and ideological stuff Rich touched on - a Russian reviewer said that the deputy PM threatening to have a senior scientist thrown out of a helicopter is the sort of thing that happened in the USSR of 1936, not 1986.i did watch chernobyl i think but i cant remember any of it at all
it's no match for Cop Rock: a spectacular/insane gamble from Steven Bochco, opening theme by Randy Newman, .To change the subject slightly... gf back from France, sitting on balcony smoking cigs and drinking wine and she puts on the soundtrack to The Singing Detective, actually not the best soundtrack but still the best tv I've ever seen.
I want to like I May Destroy You but it's just a bit shit. It's like a collection of PSAs, it has some powerful scenes but I really can't be bothered to keep watching.
Yeah, lots of good bits but hard work and sometimes feels like they're piling on issues gratuitouslyI want to like I May Destroy You but it's just a bit shit. It's like a collection of PSAs, it has some powerful scenes but I really can't be bothered to keep watching.
Might just be annoyed that they called MDMA Molly.
Dark is really pissing me off now in fact. It gets more and more nerdy at the expense of any kind of feeling. At any point you have to work out who is where in which timeline and what they do and don't know. Like something happens to someone and it's supposed to be a big deal but because you need a diagram to work out what they know and when they learned it and thus why the thing that happened is supposed to be shocking it has no visceral effect. And they keep chucking more and more stuff in and more characters travelling through time and so on and it really undercuts what started off as a promising and powerful series... such a shame. We've made it almost to the end of the second series but I dunno if I can be arsed with the rest of it. Especially cos my eyes are being irresistibly drawn to the the temptations of Lovecraft Country and I May Destroy You. But hate being properly invested in several series... what to do? Just fuck Dark off? Or maybe at least watch to the end of series 2 and then swerve series 3? Feels like that might be a semi-decent place to stop but what's the point if I'm not gonna finish it?Dark gets really complicated... but it's complicated in a German/Primer type way in which everything sort of makes sense if you're paying enough attention... superficially it could be compared to Lynch (by which I mean Twin Peaks of course) but in a sense it's totally the opposite - complexity rather than strangeness.