CLEARANCE: Top Secret
- May 28, 2007
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Yes, they can convey quite a depressing picture, probably even more than what the writers intended. Though, they were living in their own time and place, how could they do otherwise?Orionblamblam said:
Some of them are quite well made. Miniseries like Jane Eyre or Fingersmith pop to mind from the latest ones.
I also like some British TV series, the eighties Sherlock Holmes and nineties Hercule Poirot, if one understands that they must not be taken too seriously.
They're all full of dull upper class people posturing around and worrying about their relationships with nobody doing any real work of course... I'm also of the opinion that Sherlock especially has gotten some semi-supernatural characteristics which have probably inspired superheroes.
Probably the most humorous TV I've seen in a long while is the Danish "Klovn" by Zentropa where everything's dead serious and there's not a single joke ever. All just goes horribly wrong. Especially for the main character Frank. Get it if you can, if you can stomach some really black and dry stuff.
I don't have a TV at home at the moment by the way.
Is the new Futurama any good? It has some hat tips at science fiction literature from time to time. Stanislaw Lem's absurd stories would mostly benefit for computer generated or cartoon techniques.