While we are pulling up our chairs preparing to view, at last, Season 02 of Humans, Colin is happily skipping on down the road …. Our Pied Piper of Future Events!
It will be 2017 before The Happy Prince appears in its finished form and finds a distributor to bring it to our screens. Will it show up in America, we wonder. We will, of course, expend all efforts to find it when the time comes. 🙂
We are certain better photos will emerge later. In the meantime, we can enjoy some brief glimpses of this new project. 🙂
The Fall … next day thoughts
This one is tough for me, and that dilemma has nothing to do with Colin’s performance. Like all of you I enjoy his approach to anything the writer asks of him.
Let me start with The Fall as a series. The story was never my choice of viewing, but I do understand the need to set up and put events in context and so endured the creepy killings and sadism. Much of the series was intense and interesting when it came to pursuing Paul and building a case against him. Background music tones kept the tension and our expectations alive. Season 3 particularly benefited from the valiant hospital attempts to save his life. The actors certainly measured up with excellent performances. However, on the whole this one will not be calling me to return as so often happens with many of Colin’s projects. Following the character studies of both the killer and the hunter, and the effect their actions had on those caught in the resulting ripples gave plenty of room for thought. Like a huge boulder thrown in a large pond, shock waves emanated further and further out with no end in sight. Many of us watch events expecting some kind of ending … this one was rather unsatisfactory in terms of a resolution to the story. But the questions raised were good ones …
Now we turn our attention to the question of DS Anderson. I’m glad Colin is keeping busy, and we would never give up a chance to see any role he adds to his CV. We do recognize that not every role has the substance which calls upon Colin’s emotional depth, though we keep looking for glimpses of it anytime he fills the screen. Colin certainly gave everything possible to this ambitious detective. My personal belief is that Colin, himself would not have felt good about being listed third in the opening credits, certainly not ahead of actors like John Lynch whose role was far more entangled with the plot. These choices are not Colin’s to make, but his respect for the talents of others would not have made this his choice. It’s Allan Cubbitt’s choices I question with regard to DS Anderson. Why pander to ‘fan’ obsession with the Tom/Stella/Paul connection? And that choice certainly weakened our view of Tom, which was not only unnecessary, but led absolutely nowhere.
(screen cap (c) BBC, The Fall)
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A beautifully crafted, exceptional series, to be admired for many reasons. (It must be seen more than once if you are interested in trying to unravel the story lines.)
The Cinematography is worthy of a Masters Painting. Enjoy!
The second season – or Humans 2.0 – will begin on Channel 4 on Sunday October 30 at 9pm. The series will also be eight episodes long. There are some hints about where the continuing story may take us. We are eager to begin.
“As unconfirmed reports of synths behaving inexplicably surface, the ripple effects of one simple yet seismic decision sees the past return dramatically and surprisingly to the door of the Hawkins house,” states Channel 4. “Joe, Laura and the entire family are faced with a difficult choice that will put the family under an intense spotlight.In Berlin, Niska (Emily Berrington) continues her life as a fugitive where an unexpected romantic encounter leads her to make a decision which has great consequences.”
http://christiantimes.com/article/humans-season-2-spoilers-news-uk-premiere-date-and-episode-1-synopsis-revealed-creators-share-teasers-on-upcoming-season/64938.htm .. http://tv.bt.com/tv/tv-news/humans-series-2-everything-you-need-to-know-about-cast-in-the-channel-4-tv-show-11364107078234#.WAueF4dlqBp.twitter
Self-congratulatory? Smug? Attempting to ingratiate himself to Stella? Looking for her approval or demanding it? Your thoughts?
(screen captures: all rights to BBC and The Fall, no copyright infringement intended)
2016 The Living and The Dead: ( October 27 for USA… BBC AMERICA HALLOWEEN BINGE-A-THON) . Do not miss it !!! Nathan Appleby