February 21st, 2006

gertrude

(no subject)

Life on Mars gets no worse. How is it that I had never heard of Philip Glenister




before this series? The man bursts out of the small screen as if he's too big for it. The programme is sometimes described as a good cop/bad cop scenario. As with Spooks, the film producers make one uncomfortably aware of the grey areas in moral decision making. Watching it, I can't help feeling that Bad Cop is on my side, whereas Good Cop is the type who might come round and arrest me for expressing an unfashionable opinion.