Atmospheric and scary, but with a huge heart, ‘The Living and the Dead’ displays the best of its leading man’s talent, while nurturing a rich supporting cast, and fantastic writing and directing talent.
A remarkable review by Christopher Moore. Chilling itself, it leads those of us not yet privileged to see this amazing series to sleepless nights and unbearable impatience to wait our turn. Not revealing specifics, it still is a gentle guide to expectations, and Mr. Moore’s admiration of the talents involved in this effort reflect our own. Many reviewers seem to us to pontificate as though above the fray, looking down as authorities from an elite place. Mr. Moore’s review has none of that affectation. We enjoyed it and devoured every word. Particularly set apart here, the following:
Morgan is the beating heart of the show, a worthy, fantastically-crafted drama for him to finally become a leading man in again, but the talents of Spencer, Troughton, Donovan and Pharoah, along with the supporting cast, would also be greatly missed by this reviewer if it doesn’t return. It simply has to. In the vein of all the best ghost stories, it’s a show that stays with you.
And there is indication that it will return … but before that inevitably long wait for a second, we need to see the first as soon as possible. American audiences are second cousins when it comes to unwrapping these wonderful packages. We are children staring at the enticing wrappings, all ribbons and bows with great promise inside, sitting on the shelf before us, just out of reach.