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A hastily written mess,
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This review is from: Braquo - Series 2 [DVD] (DVD)
Season 1 was fantastique, so I couldn't wait for Season 2. What a shame to report that it does not match up.
The problem isn't the actors, it's the plot. It's a mess, clichéd and ridden with so many holes I could write for a solid day on them. To reveal them would reveal the plot, so I won't, other than to say that the least of the problems is 'who is looking after Caplin's dog these days!'
Whereas in Season 1 we were given quite a broad scope of the lives of our bunch of sultry heroes, in this season we don't get half as much and so instead have more violence. Characters come and go, bang bang bang, and with some of them go any hopes for the plot sticking to credible and believable gangster and police characters for this season and any others to come. Some established characters go, bang bang bang, with the build up, execution and coverage of both the pre and post events far too sudden. Some of these characters were so key to Season 1 and 2 that there sudden exits made me want to hit pause so that I could give them the due moment of silence and contemplation that they, as characters and actors, deserved.
As for the foundations that have been laid for Season 3, it looks 1970s Bond-villain-esque ridiculous. I won't be partaking. Non!
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Initial post: 26 Jun 2012 22:06:43 BDT
Mrs Pisaroni says:
A shame you won't be watching season 3-moi thinks you will miss another fantastic programme. Eddy Caplan-and his dog-are cooler than a Gauloise.
In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jul 2012 22:42:22 BDT
Colin Mccartney says:
Polly, I couldn't agree more with your review.
Mrs Pisaroni - surely Eddy's dog must have starved to death by now? When does he get the time to go home to look after it?
Posted on 10 Nov 2012 22:18:48 GMT
Jesty Hughes says:
I came on here to write EXACTLY the same review as your's. Literally. Such a real, real shame. Had to turn off half way through. Couldn't tolerate it anymore: the cheesy, self-conscious camera angles; totally UNINTIMIDATING gangsters (those "old guys" are horrendous!); poor, stilted acting (mainly due to the jumpy editing; not sure it's the actors' fault). Absolutely LOVED Season 1, so I gladly paid my hard earnt doe for Season 2 expecting more gripping hours packed into a 3 day stint glued to my laptop -- and what do I get? Never mind waiting for Season 3; as I said to a friend the other day (using the same words as yourself, BEFORE reading them on here) - THIS Season is like some bad Bond movie...only in French
In reply to an earlier post on 31 Jul 2013 17:33:54 BDT
Polly on film says:
I don't get email notifications to my reviews, so I didn't see yours until today. I don't write many reviews, or write them well, but Season 2 made me so angry that I had to vent on here. So anyway, I just wanted to thank you for the feedback.
If you turned off half way, you did your health a favour. I had depression as a result of mourning Season 1 while watching Season 2 and also a sore neck from the continual shaking of my head in disbelief. And Tourettes, but that wore off.
I found Spiral after Braquo. It's good, sometimes very good, but not great.
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