|Midwinter Of The Spirit
||[Sep. 27th, 2015|10:20 am]
This is something a little out of the ordinary- a TV show that takes its metaphysics seriously. The hero is a vicar- and this really is a novelty- not a funny vicar but a weary professional- as jaded and cynical as any detective inspector or private eye. She's the diocesan exorcist- newly trained and palpably unconfident- and she's up against evil- not funny, camp evil- all horns and cackle and dry ice- but the real thing- invasive, corrupting, soul-destoying. Again, we're in Herefordshire- Englands least populated county. When did you last see a TV show set in Herefordshire? I should imagine never.|
Anna Maxwell-Martin is the vicar, David Threlfall is her mentor; that's class. Herefordshire is lorn and beautiful and the spooky horrors are joltingly presented. The source is a series of books by Phil Rickman. He's written 12 and there's another on the way. If the show catches on it could run for years.
2015-09-27 04:09 pm (UTC)
Thanx for the heads up
Pbs has been playing the mayfair murders
was thinking it was odd one village could hold that many killers
till i found out its a county.. including much more space and people.
should probably look at our county,
but most deaths here are suicides or old age or illness
not that many murders.
I love seeing the country and the interiors of the places.
the clothes are fun.
they use 60's-70's clothes not modern jeans.
books are often better
more room for details.
i tunes has done a good job of clearing out the youtube
i'm gonna have to get the library versions
2015-09-27 05:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Thanx for the heads up
Those shows are shot in locations across the west Midlands. They're good fun. I don't watch them regularly but enjoy them when I do.