I loved this series. Can see why it made it on some list (hey, it’s on Wikipedia so it must exist) of top British TV shows.
It’s a little, actually a lot, bleak and gritty. But has great scripts, brilliant acting, and some good music.
Some random thoughts:
Random thought 1: Tosker’s a tosser.
Random thought 2: As a Sydney-sider, that bloody copy in small of our bridge, messes with my mind when they have it in the background, which is often. Bloody Geordies. It’s our bridge, an’ all. (See, those in the know will know I’ve appropriated the Geordie ending an’ all, just as they appropriated my bridge.)
Random thought 3: Long hair on men is so unattractive. Compare the two:
And it is not because he is all suited up. Look! Here he is in a suit with the long hair.
(OK, maybe they are bad wigs and hair pieces.)
But what’s a TV show to do when some of it is set in the 70s? (Hair, hair, flow it, show it, long as god can grow it.) So I forgive the ugliness as it is a requirement of authenticity.
Random thought 4: Love the line to a snotty, pompous woman: first throw a tissue and say, “Here, blow your nose. It’ll make it easier to look down at people.”
Worth the investment of time.