Tonight the BBC are showing the first episode of a series set in WWII - although I think they made a mistake as they seems to believe it began in September 1939 and not December 1941....
No idea if this is going to be any good but there are two reasons for giving it a go:
a) it's set in WWII
b) it stars SHAAUUNNN BBEEAAANNNN!!!!!!
Fingers crossed it doesn't do a Titanic and totally stink the place out (in my personal opinion).
Eee-bye-gum, I wonder if I'll be beheaded again?
Mmmmm.... one episode in and its erm... okay. There are a few 'obvious' things that grate - but sadly these are all too predictable and so I find I just have to ignore them. Overall though I think this is worth sticking with - and in Bean and Manville there are two great actor/actress on show. Perhaps the most shocking thing about the episode was Helen Hunt's face. Why oh why do they do that to themselves - grow old gracefully woman!!
Mmmm the characters in this series are interesting and the Harry/Kasia/Lois story is entertaining so its worth sticking with but the attention to detail is pretty shocking.
So Lois' brother joins the navy sometime (a few weeks) after Poland is invaded - and after a double quick basic training, is then apparently teleported to the South Atlantic so he can join HMS Exeter....
The scriptwriters are either youngsters or are simply writing for the social media generation. The radio broadcasts that Graf Spee is being hunted off Argentina (the British didn't even know the identity of Graf Spee at that time) and mentions HMS Exeter as looking for her! Immediately after the battle, with the cruiser on fire from stem to stern, the whole of Britain (except Sean Bean) knows she's been 'hit'.
Next there'll be podcasts from the Western Front.....
And of course investigating broadcaster Helen Hunt seems to have all the info on the T4 program, names, places and even gets to speak to the guy in charge.....
Come on guys - there's some good material here but please stop treating the audience like imbeciles.....
Such plot devices are necessary, I'm told, to keep the interest of young people who have short attention spans and/or multi-task TV with other activities. Certainly not due to bad script writing. Definitely not due to bad script writing. Absolutely, positively not due to bad script writing.
Funny old game eh? World War II 101 for the millennial generation.....
It sounds more like World War II 99 (or lower!)
Seek peace but keep your gun handy.
I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are missing!
“Illegitemus non carborundum est (“Don’t let the bastards grind you down”).”
― Julia Child