Sky Atlantic reveals third and final series of Fortitude

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Fortitude – Sky Atlantic’s crime/horror/B-movie mash-up – has been good fun for two series (the first one especially), but there was always speculation as to whether there may be another. Now we know. Continue reading

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Review: Fortitude (S2 E10/10), Thursday 30th March, Sky Atlantic

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Despite its trappings of shamanism, Fortitude is in fact a good old Christian allegory – if you want any more proof than the regular references to a ‘second coming’and ‘miracles’ and Munk’s description of Dan’s actions as ‘a blessing’, you just have to look at Dan’s stigmata. Mind you, the nail-holes in his palms have healed up nicely under the influence of the wasps. But though he’s now in good standing, having brought in the body of Vladek, Dan’s clearly off his rocker, has confessed to Petra that he killed Elena, and was last seen nibbling bits of the dead Hildur. It seems he’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy.

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Review: Fortitude (S2 E8/10), Thursday 16th March, Sky Atlantic

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If there’s an unstated theme to this season of Fortitude, it’s communication – or rather the lack of it. Everyone is keeping secrets or avoiding the truth in some way, and no good ever comes of it – only when the full picture is revealed can the evil be halted.    Continue reading

Review: Fortitude (S2 E6/10), Thursday 2nd March, Sky Atlantic

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Dennis_Quaid__Michelle_Fairley_and_Ken_Stott_join_cast_of_Fortitude_series_2Now that Munk has been unveiled as a dyed-in-the-wool villain, we can’t help thinking he’s next for the chop – but who will get to him first? The blind hunter, the barmy shaman, or his mysterious (and presumably Russian) masters?

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Review: Fortitude (S2 E5/10), Thursday 23rd February, Sky Atlantic

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1000There’s a common sci-fi trope whereby the protagonists are somehow trapped in a limited area with something trying to get them – think Alien, or Village of the Damned, or Under the Dome. Fortitude is a perfect example of the genre – or is it?

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