Monday 27 October 2008

The most daring show on TV

Spooks. It has to be. Apart from the terrific music, the riveting camera work, the authentic feel of tradecraft, they are just so ruthless with their characters. Adam Carter was the life and soul of Spooks. Plenty of strong characters around him but without him it would be different. And now we'll know, because they've killed him off. What other series on any channel, either side of the Atlantic would be so profligate with the characters it has nurtured so carefully? Adam is not the first, and it's a brilliant strategy because it underlines for us the cost paid by the people who do this kind of work. It lends a kind of authenticity to the series that could not be bought any other way.


Aaron Trevena said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Spooks. Realism. ha ha ha ha!

It's not just unwatchably bad, it makes 24 look like a panorama documentary when it comes to any basis in history, fact or any sort of realism.

Mike Barker said...

I am getting bored with Spooks now. Used to love it, but it is so far over the top that it has become a parody of itself.

Rob Parsons said...

I think if shows about spies were realistic, they'd be unutterably boring. I just take it for what it is, a representation with a certain feel for its subject.