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Troy: Fall of a City (2018)
Don't be fooled
Well, there seems to be quite a lot of 'hate' reviewing going on for this title.
The problem: the show has cast a multiracial cast for a show set in a time where purportedly all the protagonists had white skin. Well, I could delve into the scientific data, that shows that things may not quite be as they are seen from our present day views, but I would probably bore everyone to death.
The question is: should we care that many characters were cast across expected stereotypes? For me the answer is clearly no. Yes, I was slightly irritated (especially by Zeus), but I like to look at content and acting rather than skin colour.
Saying that, I found the first episode entertaining and the idea of showing it all from the viewpoint of Trojans a very good one. Yes, the pacing is kind of touch and go and Paris is wooden at best. But this is the first time that I have actually found the whole 'Helena simply gets up and leaves with Paris' angle believable. Helena is played very believably and kind of looks the part. I also enjoyed Cassandra, although also here I found the attempts of the direction at horror and creepiness a bit laughable.
All in all an enjoyable romp, not quite up there with the greats, but certainly entertaining.
Twin Peaks (2017)
A beautiful adventure in the golden age of television
I have always been very happy to live in the times of peak television. So many doors have been opened in the past ten years... And every time I think "Wow, it can not get any better than this!" a series comes along that totally blows my mind, again.
Thank you, Mr. Lynch, for this beautiful study on the character of good and evil.
PS (this may be considered by some to be a spoiler, so be warned): I have a brother with a rare type of drug triggered autism. Having had my brother visit once a month at my home for Sunday dinner for the past 20 years, I can say that what Mr. MacLachlan plays as Dougie is so close to the truth, that it is simultaneously hilarious and painful to watch.