Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Night Manager

I haven’t read the book (and it will be a while before I get to it. I am still trying to make time for the WoT series), so I have no idea how the mini-series compares to the book.

Barring the first and the last episode (which were rubbish, to say the least), this six episode mini-series was watchable. 4 out of 6 - Not too bad. I want to read the book primarily to see how Episode 1 and 6 have been written in the book.

The bits with the enforcement agency trying to make a case were extremely irritating and should’ve been handled better.

Hugh Laurie as Richard Roper is absolutely brilliant! The character is witty, cool, calm, calculating and disturbingly sinister. Well performed.

Elizabeth Debicki as Jed… She looks amazing. I had to replay most of the frames she appeared in because the first time around I was simply staring at her.

Tom Hiddleston as Jonathan Pine looks good. Speaks well. The character is… average. Tolerable for most parts. I do wish the director had informed Tom that Pine doesn’t have to do his ramp / model walk in every sequence. The gait looks completely out of place in some frames.

Olivia Colman as Angela Burr looks absolutely horrid. The accent/voice makes me want to mute the tele and the character is pathetic/sad/incompetent/dumb but manages to get extremely lucky with all the bits falling into place when needed.

I do wish there was more of Katherine Kelly though.

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