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11/05/2019

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Glad you liked The Innocents.

Felt the same way about El Camino and Shetland 4 as you did.

Just finished watching Marcella 2, which I liked a lot. Next up is Unforgotten 3, which just came out on DVD.

And currently rewatching Rectify, which in some ways is even better the second time around. Not having to think about the outcome (Will Daniel be retried? Is he guilty or not?) frees one up to focus on the characters and the personal drama.

I'm convinced that it ranks up there with BB and Broadchurch in terms of overall quality. It's probably the best straight drama (i.e., non-crime) I've ever watched.


As you may or may not remember, I bailed out on Rectify without (I think) even finishing the first season. Definitely without finishing whatever was available at the time, though. I can't blame the show, really--I mean, it's really well done and all, but it became sort of excruciating to watch. Felt sort of like scratching and scratching at an open wound, without any progression.

I agree about Marcella 2. Not sure if I've seen Unforgotten 3 or not. Definitely 1 and 2, though, and they're good.

Yeah, Rectify can certainly be wrenching, but man, the payoffs are just so good. And it is (ultimately) redemptive, which you get glimpses of along the way.

I'm sure that's true. I think another factor for me was that I just didn't really care about the people very much. No objective reason for that.

That reminds me of the series about the family in the Keys...what was it? Bloodline. I could make the same open-wound complaint about it, but somehow I cared about the characters.

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