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The BBC are notoriously bad at bringing the super natural to the screen... especially on a Saturday night but they may just be about to crack it with 'Strange'. Firstly there was the great cast lead by the curly haired Richard Coyle (Jeff from Coupling) here not only dropping the Welsh accent but also the nerdish nervousness and adopting the role of demon hunter like a pro. Not only a good looking guy but laden with enough charisma and timing to ensure John Strange goes form strength to strength once a series is commissioned. Sam Janus also shined alongside Ian Richardson as the menacing Canon Black. The pilot introduced us to John Strange and his theories of demons lurking the world in human guise, and ended with him and Jude joining forces to kick some 'Azal demon of electricity's' butt. The effects were exceptional, the bad guy looking suitably scary. The pilot leaves us with more than enough loose ends and unanswered questions for a full series to be a must. I will enjoy watching these characters develop.
A few days have past since I saw Last Resort and it's still on my mind, especially Paddy Considine's performance. Last Resort is undeniably technically good, shot really well, great locations, top editing etc. The script is good but it's the performances that really make this drama as good as it is. I would love to know how this director got these actors to behave so realistically in every situation for every scene. All three leads were fantastic but Paddy Considine constantly stole the screen and brought humour along with him for the ride. I would recommend you watch this if you ever get chance, it is believable, rich, funny and lovely.