Drama set in 1932 during the final years of British colonial rule in India.Drama set in 1932 during the final years of British colonial rule in India.Drama set in 1932 during the final years of British colonial rule in India.Drama set in 1932 during the final years of British colonial rule in India.Drama set in 1932 during the final years of British colonial rule in India.
I have watched every episode thus far, waiting, hoping that I would finally experience some logical character development. No such luck. Last Sunday's episode turned out to be the new nadir.
Bright spots are easy to discern as there are so few of them:
1) the storyline between McLeod and Sood has a lot of potential, and someone should write an entire series exploring this time period through the relationship between those two men. That would be fascinating.
2) the scenery is gorgeous, and almost makes me want to travel there, except for the fact that reality today falls very short of the fantasy portrayed in the show
That's about it for the bright spots.
I am undecided if I will continue to watch the show. I do have a compulsion to finish what I have started, so I probably will, but I won't be happy as I watch it. I don't care for any of these characters. Only Dalal's father would be good company. The rest give me the creeps.
This is not a family show, either. Keep your remote handy in order to avoid the unnecessary simulated sex scenes. I don't watch HBO for a reason, and don't like Masterpiece Theater programs resembling those other cable shows.
Lastly, can someone please increase the budget for dialect training? Why do the British dialect teachers and the actors themselves keep perceiving Americans as talking with such absurd dialects? This is a common problem in BBC shows for many years. Those actors assigned to play the Americans are evidently told to pronounce every vowel as if their faces were being stretched wide in order to get the most annoying sounds ever. No Americans sound like this. Never did. Perhaps this is on purpose - make the American characters sound as foolish as possible. Could be. In any case, it's annoying and stupid.
My family would love to find another Downton Abbey, but we will wait patiently for it. Poldark has been our most favorite of the recent series. If Indian Summers is renewed, it won't be on our viewing watchlist.
- Nov 6, 2015