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The Fall ‘The Vast Abyss’ – Series 1, episode 5, Arts

The Fall ‘The Vast Abyss’ – Series 1, episode 5

I can’t remember the last series to offer such robust characters while still providing the viewer with such scope for interpretation. It’s been a pleasure to watch.

By | Arts | Monday, 10 June 2013 at 11:09 pm

The Fall ‘My Adventurous Song’ – Series 1, episode 4, Arts

The Fall ‘My Adventurous Song’ – Series 1, episode 4

There’s a sense, and I know this must read like a flippant about face, that the show is spiralling out of control, the references stretched and the direction lost. I would happily maintain this protest, were it not so very intentional.

By | Arts | Tuesday, 4 June 2013 at 4:30 pm

The Fall ‘Insolence & Wine’ – Series 1, episode 3, Arts

The Fall ‘Insolence & Wine’ – Series 1, episode 3

There’s no point dwelling over the matter that we’re watching first class telly here. Impossibly well written, directed and acted, this has been the best episode yet and I only just feel like the chase for the murderer has started. So far we’ve had a lot of tone setting, frustration building, and plot groundwork so to see the show garner pace is a relief. Let’s crack on.

By | Arts | Tuesday, 28 May 2013 at 4:45 pm

The Fall ‘Darkness Visible’ – Series 1, episode 2, Arts

The Fall ‘Darkness Visible’ – Series 1, episode 2

There are a good many moments in the second episode of this psychological thriller that deserve reflection. Indeed I can’t think of a weak passage. Such is the intensity of each scene, so heavily stylised and signposted, that the narrative slows down. Frustrating yes, but brilliant.

By | Arts | Tuesday, 21 May 2013 at 6:10 pm

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