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Story is lacking
When I read the plot summary for this show I thought it sounded brilliant, a dead body found right on the border line and two sides working together and I fell in love with the opening song and the flickering of lights over the bridge. The first few episodes were good, tension was built nicely and at some points I was on the edge of my seat. Gradually as the story went on it all became kinda repetitive and I started disliking some of the characters. The ending really let the show down I felt, that it could have used so much more emotion and the ending really did not justify or really connect with the beginning of the show. I know this show has a lot of praise, and I think it's alright, just not brilliant.I think this story could have been developed so much better and the acting could also have been better.
Emotional family mystery with brilliant acting
Exile is a story about returning to your hometown to find that little has changed. It focuses on the father-son relationship between Sam (Jim Broadbent),and Tom Ronstadt (John Simm), and also Nancy (Olivia Coleman, who is tired of caring for her elderly father on her own.There's so much frustration and anger in Tom's character who is unable to understand why his father treated him like he did in the past, and with Sam's Alzheimer's it becomes a real mystery with little pieces of the past being gradually released throughout the three episodes.
What I love about this show is that even with all the angst and tension there is some great humour and heartwarming moments.
The Lakes (1997)
Hard hitting drama, brilliant writing and acting.
Firstly the only reason I gave it an 8 was because i felt the sequel really let the first series down, it was good, just not amazingly good. There's so much great acting in this show and the writing for the first series is equally as good, which is all you need for a brilliant show. From the first episode there is so much emotion and it really hits you hard in the chest, I really began to feel the whole sense of loss of the whole community.
The second series is a lot more like a soap, various plots, constantly changing from household to household without as much hard hitting emotion from the first series. For a soap it is very good but soaps aren't really my cup of tea I'd prefer it to focus on fewer plots and expand on them.
I genuinely recommend this show to anyone.(well maybe not young kids/teens because of all the violence and sex etc.)
Public Enemies (2012)
Great acting, great story.
I really enjoyed watching this show, Daniel Mays was the main reason for me watching it and he proved to be a good actor being very convincing and really feeling sympathy for Eddie.
The story starts out as a mystery then things slowly come to light about Eddie and his past and I felt torn as a viewer between Eddie and Paula as they both have so much to lose.
The only thing that I disliked was how I felt the ending was rushed and to be honest I felt really disappointed after watching three episodes and only in the last few minutes the person we would least expect turns out to be the killer.
Into the Wild (2007)
Beautiful film filled with inspiring characters and the chance to go on a journey, long and mind changing.
This film is my all time favourite film, it's filled with so much emotion and Emile Hirsch's portrayal of Christopher McCandless is truly inspiring. The story is told through the eyes of Chris and also his sister,Carine which lets you see how Chris's journey effects him and also his family in such a big way.There are some beautiful shots throughout the whole movie and each character that Chris meets along the way adds a different viewpoint of his way of life and they all have lasting impacts on Chris. The film is 2 hours and 40 minutes long so it can be quite hard to take it all in the first time you watch it, I've watched this film so many times now I've lost track but it always makes me feel warm inside and makes me want to embark on a big adventure myself.