Just finished binge-watching the three seasons thus far on CineMax – really, really liked it! Is/has anyone else watched? I’d love to hear your assessment!
I have been really intrigued by the character development. No one is wholly good nor bad, which I find very human. For the most part the characters change and grow and have setbacks.
I also didn’t realize medicine was so (relatively) advanced in the early 1900s. Or, are they being a bit anachronistic?
WARNING! POSSIBLE/LIKELY SPOILERS BELOW (I’ve never learned how to insert spoiler boxes :dubious:)
*I think Harry and Cleary (sp?) should have their own series spin-off. Love these complex characters – Cleary is such an arsehole in many ways, but they really fleshed-out his character. The actor who plays Harry is darling (I cried when she showed Cleary she was wearing the wedding ring he bought for her).
*I’m grateful that Algie has not been used as The Magical Negro who sacrifices his own ambitions in service of teaching white folks all about tolerance and love.
*I also really like that Thack hasn’t had a happy-feely-wasn’t I bad redemption from addiction (OMG, he’s doing the 1906 version of speedballing, yes?) Plus, Clive Owen looked like shit toward the end of season three; very appropriate look (and it’s difficult to make Mr. Owen look bad!)
*Getting a bit tired of the eps that concentrated on Neely. I hope season four doesn’t follow her storyline in Australia. She’s kind of becoming the Lady Mary of Downton; shut up and enjoy your privilege.
*I hope Barlow gets murdered in a particularly heinous manner . . . as well as Gilligian (sp?)
*Bertie is so cute. I want to scoop him up and cuddle him like a living teddy bear
*West Virginia nurse (can’t remember name at the moment) has had some very intriguing character turns. Lotus sex, anyone?
*They’re not gonna kill off Thack, are they?