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This is a terrific new Sunday night soap. It's late-ish (10 p.m.) start
means that it's able to get a lot "closer to the knuckle" than most soaps.
Whereas in most soaps the sexual shenanigans are merely implied or taken as
fact, in "Mile High" we actually see the protagonists 'getting jiggy' with
each other, sometimes with next to nothing left to the imagination. A few of
the sex scenes to date could even be classed as borderline soft porn. And
the language has a tendency towards being fairly 'Anglo-Saxon' at times,
with the "f" word cropping up numerous times in most episodes so far.
The characters are also for the most part quite interesting as well, the hard-as-nails purser Janis and the "camp-as-a-row-of-tents" gay steward Will being particular stand-outs.
It's not arty-farty cerebral fare by any stretch of the imagination, but it's great entertainment and the best possible way to see out the weekend on a Sunday night. Hopefully it will be renewed for a second season once this series ends.
Mile High is a fantastic show, featuring the hedonistic lifestyles of the
cabin crew of a budget airline.
Despite constant whinging about their low salaries, the crew still manage to find money for booze and drugs, while soaking up the sun. There are sexy stopovers, unwanted pregnancies, crew relationships, prostitution, all topped off with lots of laughs.
It's camp, brash, in-your-face and great entertainment.
This is 100% proof entertainment - the lives of a budget airline crew
-sexy young people, sex (straight and gay)'n' suntans, jealousy,
back-biting and bitchiness, lurve in romantic locations and down 'n'
dirty cabin-couplings. It has action-packed punchy story lines, often
intense emotional moments, all at a fast pace.
With its frank hedonism and hormone-pumping 20 somethings it perhaps is more realistic than many soaps where older straight laced characters are the voice of wisdom and moderation. Here the characters go off the rails, make mistakes - and pay for all of them. It is life in a insecure and badly heavily disciplined paid job but where the constant temptation and opportunity is to shop, look good and party.
Mile High raises the question why there aren't other adult soaps reflecting the madness - and sadness - raging hormones often create. Also the bear pit of bitchiness that workplaces can be. For many 20-30 somethings it must be quite true to life - much more so than dreary evenings in the Rovers Return.
Like a budget airline itself - it's cheap, it's cheeky, it's brash but the punters keep coming back for more. Top top marks for the makers.
Whatever the tests may require to become cabin crew aboard FRESH monogamy is not one of them. Each episode is jam packed with fast-paced raunchy action, with gorgeous men and pretty women. Who wouldn't want a job with this airline. Alongside the steamy scenes some real issues are explored, including single-parenthood, abortion, terrorist threats and the consequences of adultery. Hearts are broken, lives are changed and it all ends in tears. Or does it? The DVD Boxsets are available quite reasonably from Amazon and are well worth the money. If you enjoy a good laugh and fancy a girlie or even a lads' night in, you won't go wrong with Mile High!
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Mile High is back now on Wednesdays @ 10pm on Sky 1 most of the usual cast Will O'Brien as a manager and after tonight's episode will be back as cabin crew next week, Lehann Evans, Poppy Fields,Janis Steele, Captain Nigel Croker, Flt Commander Dan Peterson, Lorna, Ed "the stud" Russell, Rachel and Stella Lightfoot are back, Rachel quit her job after she realized that Dan no longer loved her and went to what she thought was a middle east airline but you could tell from the way her new boss was behaving, that not all was right with the job and from the preview I saw she has been tricked into prostitution and is possibly going to be raped but we don't know yet, Ed gave up his chance of becoming a cop after he confessed to spiking Poppy's drink with cocaine after she was sacked under Will's initiative to get rid of staff using drug testing, but Ed should need not have done this as the CAA(Civil Aviation Authority) were not aware of the testing as the company used private doctors because they sacked 30 staff, Janis starts an affair with Dan and he is with Lehann, and Lorna overheard Croker tell Janis that Lorna is "thick as pig muck" and that he felt sorry for her and that is why he invited her up the pool in Bahrain, Mile High is back with a "Fresh" bang and all its antics, humor and fun, makes me miss working for Ryanair(sniff)
I started watching this series by chance and never missed an episode since. The plot is not the most brilliant, but it doesn't matter. You will like the shots, the locations and the editing. In fact the editing is the most impressive factor in this series. The characters are interacting at a level that is far beyond the reality: the crew always drinks, parties or takes drugs. Nevertheless they are perfectly able to manage their job wonderfully. They have a lot of glamor in them and it translates to the viewer. The only bothering issue for me is the frequent change of the actors. They come and go without any warning and you must accept it as an integral part of the series.
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