April 28th, 2006

Carravaggio

friday on my mind

Friday at last, and not a moment too soon. Even though it's been a short week, it's been a trying one.

I forgot to mention the Poliakoff double on Showtime on Tuesday, which was the one thing that kept me weeping in a heap as I struggled with Dell Boy. I must say, Bill Nighy has a surprisingly calming tv presence. At least, it worked for me.

The first one featured old ginger nut Damian Lewis in Friends and Crocodiles. I found this hard to follow, but I think I had to glance away during a couple of key scenes. It was jumping across time zones though, from the 70s to the 90s, as much concerned with the dot com bust and bad management practices and the ruination they cause as much as the characters. This time around I found the characters just too unlikeable to really care, too distant, too removed, and too willing to serve as the author's chorus on various UK events than speak of their own real emotions, except for the one, truly great scene, the breakdown on the staircase.
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