24 of 77 people found the following review helpful
Implausible, incomprehensible and badly dated,
This review is from: Edge Of Darkness - The Complete Series  [DVD] (DVD)
This came highly recommended, not least of all here, so my wife and I sat down to it with high expectations. We were sorely disappointed, but agree that it deserves its first one-star review here. The plot is at best seriously implausible, and at worst ludicrous and incomprehensible. The acting is - by modern standards, to be generous - melodramatic and clichéd, and the music (by Eric Clapton and Michael Kamen) consists of a single cheesy guitar riff, used to excess in each and every episode. We took nothing away from this series - the storyline was too convoluted to make a serious point, and the flashbacks / interactions with the protagonist's daughter's ghost were laughable. I assume that everyone who raves about this was bowled over by it in the 80s, rtaher than by seeing it for the first time in 2010.
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Initial post: 14 Nov 2010 20:22:18 GMT
Mj Common says:
Having watched this for the first time in 2010, I couldn't disagree more.
Posted on 3 Feb 2013 08:37:19 GMT
J. Kinory says:
In reply to an earlier post on 17 Feb 2013 17:27:47 GMT
Hank Norville Carter says:
Posted on 30 Jul 2014 03:26:34 BDT
Watched it on television recently and I do agree with the original review. I saw it when it was originally transmitted and wasn't impressed then. Thought I'd watch it again to see whether I'd misjudged it.
Incredibly dated, badly acted, cliched, predictable, unpleasant characters I didn't give a toss about (I sympathized with the sinister forces opposing them), badly directed and absurdly unrealistic. I understand that practical and dramatic requirements are different but this is so far removed from the way this sort of thing would actually be handled that it doesn't have a single point of contact with the real world.
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