I don't think the director could have made a slower production if he tried!! How do you make such a great story so slooooooooooooow??
I'll continue to stick with it but I'm not exactly counting the hours to the next episode...
Agreed. I must admit to be disappointed so far.
yep, given its 1 more to go and comes after something I am already watching I'll see the final episode, but its hard not to see the whole thing as a missed opportunity?
well that was mind-judderingly boring ... enough to drive one to drinking too much in the hope that it became more watchable
Oh my.... where does one even begin??
What a complete waste of time that was. Boring doesn't even begin to cover it. The dialogue remained stunted and mind-numbingly dull. I thought Rupert Graves was an okay actor but the way he delivered the line enquiring about the black smoke covering the sun was delivered with all the urgency and interest that one might put into enquiring the time.
The only time there was any effort put in was when various characters (usually George, but also the right-on Ogilvie) were slaughtering all things British... oh and the idea of God.... And the only vaguely well done scene was where the little girl (what was her name?) went to retrieve her toy and the alien pounced from behind.
As for the rest, I was just desperate for George to die - as horribly as possible. What a monumentally boring, insipid, annoying character he was. Also, how could Amy not know he had died (and so was hoping it was his name posted on the wall in the previous episode)? I mean she wouldn't have started running unless she'd seen the alien kill him would she?? And what was Tedious George's plan anyway? To bore the poor alien to death - probably with some crappy monologue of how bad the British are. George's brother was just as bad - although at least he had some gumption and tried to kill one of the machines (who knew they were fire-retardant?) before being skewered, which at least stopped him delivering any more pathetic lines in desultory fashion.
Sadly the aliens failed to win and were killed off themselves - although I suspect there were bigger casualties among the hapless viewers who tuned into this vacuous nonsense. And if you hadn't slashed your wrists before the end, then Amy's story to her son would have sapped the will to live of even the stoutest of hearts. Once upon a time there were brown people who had no money but they were all happy.... Jeeeeeeeeez.....
Well done BBC, you've taken a brilliant story and turned into into a total Turkey. Appalling.
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