Just finished. A bit disappointed. Once it really started building events upon events within the (fairly thin) core plotline it got interesting, but the whole thing was too drawn out and ultimately led to that most horrid of modern American TV series hallmarks: a massive open end. A series -sorry- season that serves mostly to lead into a second season? I don't like that. Quite anti-climatic. Or are climatic TV series so very 90s or something?|
Cynical structure aside, I liked the performances. All the exposition of Underwood's background could lead to something. His wife was just as interesting. Tempted to say not enough dark humour, but maybe I've been a bit too expectant of something like the original.
Talking of the original, I just started it again. Opening scene: Urqhart looking at a framed photo of Margaret Thatcher, saying "Nothing lasts forever"
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Psychotext 51,326 posts
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Just started watching it. Good stuff so far (first two eps).
Hope you enjoy it.
Finished watching the original S1 again. What a contrast! Seems almost rushed compared to the new one. And slightly shabby in a classic British way, compared to the slickness of the American stuff. Very good though. Ian Richardson was brilliant. Oh, and so much more talking and joking with the audience. He enjoys you taking an interest in his behaviour! Except when he does something he doesn't want you to witness. I wish there was more of this in the American series.
One thing that's reinforced watching the original is the old pun in the title. It doesn't suit the characters in the American series.
Edited by Bremenacht at 01:56:29 16-05-2013
mowgli 33,583 posts
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Couldn't watch the original after finishing the superb us one. Watched a couple episodes but just looks ancient and thrown together.
It does look old and a bit primitive but didn't you enjoy Urqhart? At all?