Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Shameless

It's my old quest for good TV. This is what I'm watching after State of Play (first two series, stopped after that. For me what drove the story was Fiona, and her dilemma - should she stay or should she go? After she'd gone it kind of lost the point and turned into a regular soap. Don't like soaps, because they never end. Stories should have an ending. Also I missed James McEvoy.)

There are lots of things about this country that I don't like at the moment, but at least we have some bloody good actors to be proud of (and writers, hat tip to Paul Abbott.) Just saw the first episode of series 2 where shiftless, irresponsible Frank watches his hated father keel over with a heart attack, and all the bitterness & pain comes pouring out. Seeing as he's been a fairly clown-like character up until that moment it's really moving. May I direct you here to watch David Threlfall in action.

4 comments:

  1. Tried watching the Crimson Petal and the White, but it seemed too gloomy. Has anybody read it?

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  2. yes and it was the best thing I've read in years (although the ending was not what I wanted)

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  3. Good. I might take it on holiday then.

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  4. Yes, ages ago, and remember it being great.

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