I watched LoD in a bit of a binge over a number of weeks. I did enjoy it, but it clearly started to rely on some familiar techniques and although it was dramatic, it was rather superficial in places. One of the redeeming virtues was that it was very well cast, which saved some of the plot lines becoming a bit more unbelieveable.
Funny enough, Jed Mercurio was a junior doctor once, and one of this early pieces was a show called Cardiac Arrest about junior doctors in the NHS. At the time it was regarded as shocking and unbelievable, but to all junior doctors, it was highly believable. He was a guest at a BMA meeting and talked about writing books and for TV and the differences between the two. He also did Bodies about an Obs and Gynae ward, which started to get a bit less believable. He has a role in Strike Force on Sky and some of the elements used in that were also evident in LoD.
I see that Michael K Williams was found dead earlier. Real shame.
For those that don’t know who is he I urge you in the strongest terms, watch ‘the wire’ if you do he will be imprinted in your telly addict brain for a very long long time.
It is an absolute colossus of a programme and the scale of it is mind boggling.
Michael K Williams plays Omar Little. He’s essentially a bandit who robs drug dealers.
He is possibly in my top 3 ‘anti hero’ characters of all time. A real bad SOB who you grow to adore over time.
Up there with the likes of Tony Soprano (James gandolfini) from the sopranos obviously and Al Swearengen (Ian McShane) from deadwood. Those two in my opinion are the greatest (that I have seen) but Omar Little is nipping at their heels in terms of getting you rooting for the baddie.
Am doing a mega catch up with the 0/11 series that's on-all captured on phones, videos and pro cameras ( Bush's war room )
Jeez it's scary to try and comprehend this happening to your place!
The panic; confusion; people's reactions and the sheer mental heroism of not only the services but ordinary joes like us---I'd like to think I'd stay to help, BUT, until you're there you really don't know --DO YOU??
The make up team must have a blast on that show. We did have a discussion watching that bit about what did they use to coat the mannequin (I presume) to get that finish. Bizarre the conversations you have watching tv.