ORBITAL wrote:Anyone been watching this? It's excellent in a kind of 'fuck with your head way'. Nicely acted and shot against a stunning backdrop, with a perfect soundtrack by Mogwai...
Ever so slightly slowly paced but I can forgive that.
johnnyboy wrote:The Returned, as said above, has great acting, very good looking and watchable actresses and actors (don't you just love the twins red hair, Julies vulnerable/sad face and her cat suit, Victors big eyes), fantastic soundtrack which gives the programme it's wonderful and creepy atmosphere...
Yep and yep agree... I avoided this thread as I didn't want to read any spoilers, as we've been watching it a week or so later each time, with a blow-out last night of the final episodes. I really enjoyed this show. Visually it's awesome - the slow pans and shots with the avoidance of jump cuts. And the girl who plays Lena is stunning...
The very fact it insists on close attention to be paid - no stupid "previously on The Returned!" recaps.(If only the BBC was capable of producing stuff even a fraction this good - fuck them and their paedo-enabling license fee...)
I really like the Mogwai soundtrack - they've done excellent work here and the minimal, recurring themes are very evocative indeed. It's impossible to listen to the OST without it conjuring up images from the show - that's a good thing. The soundtrack is very much a fundamental part of the series magic I reckon. As far as fans of the more sedate Mogwai style are concerned, this is the album to get...
Plenty to contemplate. I reckon they're all dead.
Do you know what, that crossed my mind too. They're trapped there aren't there. Where exactly are they anyway? I definitely think Adèle is dead. Isn't she?!
ORBITAL wrote:I was a bit exasperated by the finale. I felt it never really 'gave us anything', inasmuch as it left many more questions ad not much in the way of resolution of the questions raised in series 1.
Now, I understand a second series was always going to be lined up, but Jeez!
Yep - 10 minutes left and I was moaning that there was no way they could tie up any of the loose ends - in fact, there are more questions now than answers! The bastards. Gonna have to wait now.
ORBITAL wrote:I'm away to The Lakk Poob for a sharpner.
See you at the bar.