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...In Purple Crayon....Noah Drowns in Shallow Drama
on 8 June 2013
I sometimes enjoy the acting of David Tennant but he's seriously off game, this season, with 'stack 'em high, sell 'em cheap' offerings like BROADCHURCH and this pathetic attempt at televisual drama.
It was so badly written that I imagine the script was done in purple crayon.
How can a writer demonstrate a rising sense of distrust and hostility within the marriage of two successful politicians....? By having the man forcibly sodomise the wife.
But what if viewers don't realise what is happening? They may think the couple are simply wrestling?
By having the man spit into his hand and lubricate his pyjama escaping member whilst wife appears goggle eyed with fear and all things proctorlogical.
And how shall said wife handle this situation, once the actual rape is over and the two face each other over a breakfast of boiled eggs?
With a mild rebuke....!!!
I don't know why so many of these inconsequential and instantly forgettable shows continue to be commissioned but I really wish that occasionally something a little more adult, a little more educated, would come along.
Something like The Fall with Gillian Anderson.
In summary The Politicians Husband was unoriginal, badly written and tedious. It appeals to the type of people who want to enjoy sophisticated television but, in truth, are more comfortable with Noel Edmonds style banalities. I believe that anyone who liked The Politicians Rapist Husband must be suffering the onset of dementia....And speaking of mental cases - Am I the only one who wished they'd let Noah drown???