Monday, February 3, 2014

TV - Am I missing something?


Gah - it happened again. There I was chomping at the bit, shoving the ten year old in bed with extra urgency, waiting for the final installment of the latest Sherlock series. (Yes, I know I can record things but I'm not keen on delayed gratification.)

I had heard the final episode was extra-gripping, and it was, in some parts. Unfortunately, when the credits rolled, I sat there thinking "I must have missed some key information here, or something". I was totally under-whelmed. I've even read this fairly good recap of it and I'm still thinking "Was that it?"

In case anyone recorded it and has yet to watch it, I won't spoil anything. Let's just say, it's not as complicated as you'd think. My son tells me I was over-thinking it as I was watching it.

I felt a similar letdown at the end of the brilliant series "Broadchurch", which was on BBC America here. I haven't watched such a tense series in a long time, but the final episode of Series One? How many red herrings can a writer throw into one story? It felt like a cheap Agatha Christie tale. Having said that, the drama up to that point was brilliant and I will still recommend it if anyone's looking for a full series to watch. (Do you know it took eight weeks to air here because of all the TV ads?)

Anyway, I have the new series of Doc Martin to look forward to this week, and Call the Midwife starts next month. All I can say is, they'd better not start making up silly plot lines or introducing characters that no one (ie. me) cares about….

7 comments:

  1. Call the Midwife is brilliant!
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

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  2. Love Doc Martin, best show on TV and Broadchurch was was great. just wish BBC AMERICA stop StarTrek so sick of that show and put on more British comedy shows.

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  3. I felt like that about Lost. I felt like I'd wasted hours and hours of my life watching series after series as the ending was so incredibly disappointing.

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  4. I felt like that about Lost. I felt like I'd wasted hours and hours of my life watching series after series as the ending was so incredibly disappointing.

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  5. Oooh, can't agree with you re Broadchurch. Found that totally gripping up to the end.

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  6. Hmmm. Perhaps you'd better start a campaign for better quality programme endings. I hope Doc Martin & Call the Midwife cheer you up!

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  7. Loved the Sherlock episode. Maybe I should take another look for the plot holes. I just enjoy the ride, I think.

    I really want to see Broadchurch. For whatever reason, BBC America's transmission was crap during that time and the picture pixilated again and again. So frustrating.

    Netflix has most of the Doc Martin series. And probably others...

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