|Any Human Heart- The Duke and Duchess of Windsor (Gillian Anderson and Tom Hollander)|
|Matthew Macfadyen as Logan Mountstuart|
This is a very entertaining series. Logan certainly has a good sex life, even though PBS apparently cut a good 40 minutes or so of skin etc. for the more conservative North American audience. His encounters with the rich and famous are rather amusing, especially with Tom Hollander and Gillian Anderson as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. I rather enjoyed the Duke and Duchess's comeuppance tonight especially as I am now quite partial to King George VI and his bride Elizabeth, due in part to my affection for the film The King's Speech.
|Kim Cattrall as Gloria Scabius (causes a few scabs!)|
This is a personal thing which others may disagree with. I watch most of these shows with my husband. He is acutely aware of the presence of suicides in movies and television as he had a close member of his family commit suicide. There is oftentimes a suicide in the films I watch with him, even though I try to avoid downer type films. It seems to be an all too common way to move a plot these days. In this episode of Any Human Heart there were no less than 4 (we counted them...4!) suicides or attempted suicides shown. I think there must be some defect with the story telling ability of this author if he requires 4 instances in one episode, although admittedly one of them was historical and not fictional. Although I realize that this subject should not be avoided if it is necessary to tell the story, it is too often, I am afraid, shorthand for "this person is unhappy" and I think that is what has happened in this series.
|Next week we get more of Jim Broadbent as Logan Mountstuart Senior!|
OK, rant over but I just had to have my say on this topic. Feel free to leave a comment if you agree or if you disagree. I'd love to know what others think.
But don't let this turn you off of this wonderful series. I am truly looking forward to next week when Jim Broadbent takes over as Logan. I adore Jim Broadbent who will forever hold a special place in my heart as Bridget Jones's dad. See you next week!