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Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc,
This review is from: The House of Cards Trilogy  [DVD] (DVD)
Sorry about the title but it seems so apt - "After it, therefore because of it". I first saw this series when first broadcast way back when and I remember it being brilliant. However I have, in similar fashion, bought other series and programs from my dim and distant past released on DVD and been bitterly disappointed when I watched them (testament to a fading memory or a desperate attempt to cling on to my childhood). One or two exceptions (Edge of Darkness and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy being most notable) kept my faith. So, I bought it, unwrapped it, placed it in my DVD player and instantly lost the next 4 hours of my life! It is quite simply the best British TV drama the BBC has ever produced! Forget period time pieces (yes, ladies, even Mr. Darcy climbing out of a lake) this is the most engaging TV I have ever seen. Ian Richardson inexorably draws you in to his spider's web of intrigue, you become complicit when he confides in you directly through the camera and you end each episode feeling vaguely guilty and you're not sure why! If you remember HoC first time around, buy it! If you didn't see it first time around, buy it! If you simply appreciate first class, gripping drama and first rate acting, buy it! Otherwise, buy it anyway!
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Initial post: 19 Feb 2014 15:24:48 GMT
J. Stirzaker says:
A perfect comment on this series. Very well judged.
Posted on 23 Mar 2015 20:10:53 GMT
Oh my word - The Edge of Darkness - I'd forgotten :-)
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Mar 2015 16:31:52 GMT
Richard H says:
I KNOW! The Eric Clapton sound track alone was worth it. Just brilliant.
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