July 8th, 2004

breaking bad

The Long Firm - review

This is a four part series, and I think that each part will show the main character (Harry Starks, East End mobster) from the point of view of a different victim/admirer sucked into his gravitational field. This week it was Lord Thursby, played by Derek Jacobi.

The acting, needless to say, was very fine, and the plot and characterisation were faithful to the book but the script writing was quite flawed. Mainly, I think that the writer (or those who told him what to do) didn't trust the audience's intelligence enough. Look, we are a BBC 2 audience, we are sophisticated, we don't need things to be spelled out.
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