Best yet on so many levels.
Steven Knight gives us a sublime interpretation of this classic story. He brings an emotional depth that’s lacking from previous versions. While other adaptations interpret events and actions, Knight gives us psychological profile of Scrooge. All of the neigh sayers should read the original. The story of A Christmas Carol may be our current embodiment of Christmas, but it was once a ghost story about human frailty. It’s perhaps a sign of the times that we realise Scrooge learned his behaviour from years of abuse, but this time, he’s ready to give up his wealth in a way historical versions were not.
I had great hopes for this. Unfortunately I was disappointed. It was technically competent, but the constant flashing back and forth slowed to a crawl what is, at its core, an adventure story.
This is sonically good.
I recently rated Euphoria as possibly one of the best series this year. It may have to share that accolade with The Handmaid’s Tale, especially the last three episodes. What an emotional rollercoaster? A lesson to anyone listening.
This might be one of the best television series this year.
This was interesting. A Star Trek for Generation Z. Strong female lead. Lots of fluid relationships. Gay love. Polyamorous love. Drugs. And lots, and lots, of swearing. It manages to weave complicated emotional relationships into a Columbus discovering the new world storyline. One in which we slowly realise we’re the Indians not Columbus. Definitely worth a watch.