mardi 23 septembre 2008

Life on Mars

Here in France, things are a bit behind blighty. Not totally in a bad way, les francaises have missed out on all that subprime stuff frinstance, but we only get Brit TV long after it has been watched, digested and forgotten. So tonight for example, we are only just getting the third and fourth instalments of LOM. And it makes for strange viewing. For me, it works on a lot of levels - nostalgic, sociological and pretty "personal" in that all the father and son stuff resonantes wierdly with me own life. The plots are bare and sparse but the coma idea (no! don't tell me the end!) make the whole tihng compelling viewing. Atmospheric and ghostly. One thing Britis telly certainly does better than anyone.