Did anybody else watch the first episode of this with Carey Mulligan, John Simm, Billie Piper, Nicola Walker and a whole load of others? I was very impressed by it, I thought it was well written (by David Hare), gripping and intriguing. It is going to have a slightly cloying political sub-text no doubt but a superb first episode, i thought.
I really enjoyed the first episode of this, I thought it was well set-up with a suitably intriguing plot. However, having stuck with it all the way through I had to revise my opinion ever downwards. I regret rushing to such a postive judgment after just one episode - John Simm, Nicola Walker, Billie Piper etc all looked promising but in reality the political agenda (itself an unreal fantasy with John Simm playing the embodiment of David Hare's incorruptible conscience) became ever more prominent as cardboard characters trotted out some really poor dialogue. The character of Sandrine Shaw played by Jeany Spark was especially implausible. Having watched the whole thing I couldn't recommend it.
I really enjoyed the first episode of this, I thought it was well set-up with a suitably intriguing plot. However, having stuck with it all the way through I had to revise my opinion ever downwards.
I felt the same way with "Page 8", Hare's John Le Carre style drama a few years ago. Absolutely preposterous ending with Bill Nighy walking through the airport check-in carrying a hold-all chock full of cash. Yeah, good luck with that Bill. Didn't bother with the two follow up films.
Billie Piper really looks settled in the show. She's really maturing in her television career. I remember her as far back as her music videos and her other lead character of the other show Secrets of the Call Girl.
Collateral doesn't have much relation to the Hollywood movie with Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx? Other then the idea of the assassin killing someone but the opposite as the show focuses so much time on the police investigation then the assassin's story maybe to be as appealing as Tom Cruise's personality.
Yeah? No similarities indeed. Just funny how it's about an assassin like the Hollywood movie also. The actors and actress are very mature in this series. I was asking myself if the series was for real. Billie Piper doesn't have much screen time. I would see the themes in the show... not just the political contexts that people are talking about. The solider character was interesting because soldiers are returning back to this country depressed with nothing else and society doesn't realize that.