Review: SS-GB (S1 E4/5), Sunday 12th March, BBC1


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SS-GB has been shedding viewers by the week and has been taking a pasting on Twitter (too mumbly, too whispery and too ‘what on earth is going on?’). I can kind of see why people haven’t warmed to this because it is slow and sludgy, and highly convoluted with a labyrinthine plot, all played out at a snail’s pace and in dark rooms with lots of men whispering. At least at the end of episode three there was at least an exterior piece of action – that of a Resistance bomb at Highgate Cemetery during an exhumation of Marx’s tomb. Now it was retribution and revenge on the Nazi’s part.

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The 10 Best Crime Dramas This Week (Monday 13th – Sunday 19th March)











This week sees the start of one of the more anticipated crime dramas of the year – French/Swedish effort, Midnight Sun. Set in the Sami communities in northern Sweden we’ve heard very good things about it and can’t wait to dig in. Elsewhere, Broadchurch continues apace, while SS-GB comes to a conclusion. Enjoy! Continue reading