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not a classic but still watchable.
on 9 May 2012
i can't help but wonder if "sergeant cork" is a bit of a wasted opportunity. the idea for the series is a good one but the final results are somewhat mixed.
to me, the actors are going about in fancy dress as the scripts make no mention as to what was happening at the time the series was based. this is the biggest letdown of all, as some historical and political references would have gone a long way towards some kind of improvement. alas, it misses the mark by yards.
the two leading actors are good enough, the sets are what you would expect, the footage is typically grainy, the direction is average, the supporting cast are superb for the most part but the lack of any location shots is also a major handicap. usually, i wouldn't mind but it would have helped to have created the right atmosphere if some shots had been done on location.
this series isn't really for me i'm afraid. it's a pity as the potential is clearly there.