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keg in kc 08-17-2011 01:11 PM

BBCA: "The Hour"
I hadn't heard about this until about 30 seconds ago, but I'm gonna toss it on my DVR for tonight...


A six-hour thriller miniseries from Abi Morgan (“Sex Traffic,” “Tsunami: The Aftermath”) set in 1956, “The Hour” looks at the staff of a fledgling BBC newsmagazine who get involved in a murder mystery. It stars Dominic West (“The Wire”), Ben Whishaw (“Layer Cake”) and Romola Garai (2009’s “Emma”).
Reception was lukewarm overseas, but the US critical reception seems to be very positive.

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Miles 08-17-2011 09:43 PM

It's pretty excellent so long as things pan out in the final episode.

keg in kc 08-18-2011 02:52 PM

Really liked the first episode.

Although "Dramaville" is about the worst name of a programming block I've ever heard. Even Idris Elba can't sell that.

keg in kc 08-25-2011 10:11 PM

Liked the second episode as well. It's a keeper on my DVR.

keg in kc 09-21-2011 09:15 PM

Gotta say, all-in-all I'm surprised at how much I enjoyed that. Mixed reviews from the UK, and I'm not (at all) a fan of history or period drama, but that was a quality six hours.

Next week season 2 of Luther begins. Really enjoyed season 1, but mixed reviews there as well.

keg in kc 01-03-2013 09:18 PM

So, I just watched the entire second season of The Hour in one afternoon, and all I can say is wow. Great show.

Miles 01-05-2013 09:51 PM

I just finished the season and also thought it was great. Like last season it really built up well each episode and the final one was pretty outstanding.

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