What did people think? Anything new from his pen is a must watch for me and this didn't disappoint. That Snapchat filter mask is terrifying. The transhuman stuff was very believable, and it had that indelible charm that Davies manages to imbue his characters with, as with when Russel Tovey is on the phone to his sister at the start at the reaction of the other guy.
Yes, this was excellent. Wasn't expecting the ending at all - worth watching before reading any reviews if you haven't already. Didn't realise till afterwards that Keith's owner was Noel from Hear'say!
Post by theatremonkey.com on May 15, 2019 9:55:52 GMT
Not sure what I made of it. That mask was weird - but I think I now want one. The robot was weirder - and I don't think I want one (until refined to look like Gemma Chan in Humans).
The story I felt took way too long and just when it got going, it stopped for that lengthy montage. As usual, too, some of it was achingly BBC PC. Will probably watch the next episode or at least the first half of it, to see where the storyline may be heading, but don't know if I'll watch it to the end.
Interesting enough to watch, and writer Russell T Davies usually puts in good work, but I am not really gripped by it. I have a pretty good idea, though, of what I'm supposed to think by the end of it.
I thought it was superb. I thought it was just a "family drama" thing, and it started quite slowly, with the political stuff just being in the background, but once it got going I was on the edge of my seat and found it really shocking and gripping. I had no idea it was going to be a dystopian future/nuclear war thing, and so far I'm absolutely sold on it. Emma Thompson is terrifyingly realistic and believable. I feel so depressed about the future now.