Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Gripping TV dramas

Currently there are (have been) some gripping dramas on TV.  I watched the very dark Southcliffe recently, it was slightly disappointing as there wasn't a really good conclusion and really never got completely under the motives of the killer but then given he killed himself I suppose it reflected real life in that sense, how can people come to terms with the loss of a loved one to a random act of madness?  Exactly - I pray I never have to discover that personally.

Now I'm gripped by "What Remains" which is another murder mystery with a body found in the loft of a block of flats and you follow all the occupants on the flats with flash backs as the poor detective who is carrying on with the case even though it's not official and he is retired.  Frankly almost everyone has now displayed enough to be a serious suspect.  Well written and gripping stuff.

Top Boy is great as well - I only saw part of the first series but this second one has me hooked from the start.  It is not pleasant viewing but the acting and the characterisations are very well executed.

All these are much more my stuff than Lark Rise to Candleford etc.


  1. I'm a bit late with my comment to your previous post; Checked out Jon Gomm, brilliant! thanks. and he lead me to Estos (?) someone . . or someone Estos (can't quite remember now) but he's a damn fine guitarist. I was mesmerised for hours! hope you're all good x

  2. I am hopelessly addicted to "Breaking Bad" here in the States. The writing, character development, cinematography and acting is excellent. I have never been disappointed by an episode. I wonder if any of your shows will work their way over here...perhaps on BBC America? I'll have to look into it...

  3. Ah no, you can't beat Lark Rise for a bit of Sunday evening escape!

    I don't like dramas if they're too black, gloomy and realistic. Didn't watch Southcliffe because I read it was about the death of a young boy.