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Vienna Blood

Discussion in 'off topic' started by MikeMA, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. MikeMA

    MikeMA pfm Member

    Just watched the final episode of this excellent BBC2 collaborative three parter.

    Certainly a cut above most other stuff I've watched lately. Well written, a decent cast and atmospheric production.

    Given the way it ended, and the 19th century Vienna political and social undercurrents hinted at throughout, there has to be a further series in the pipeline....doesn't there?
     
  2. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    I hope so, very good
     
  3. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    As often the case these days I enjoyed the performances of the actor's, the two leads especially. The standard if acting generally seems very high to me.
    I wasn't surprised to find the scrptwriter worked on Sherlock.
    Some of the main storylines became quite painfully convoluted...I'd say this is a general weakness with procedurals as they need to keep the viewer guessing.
    The background of Vienna and the family's Jewish story was handled very well.
    I'd watch a second series...
     
  4. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    For me this weeks episode was very much better than last week's. The whole thing is generally good with some shaky moments. IMO/YMMV etc.
     
  5. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    I've only watched the first episode, which went on for far too long. Not as bad as War of the Worlds.
     
  6. Derek Wright

    Derek Wright pfm Member

    I spent some time working in Vienna in 1988, I recognised similar group support behaviour to what was shown in the last episode of the series. The street scenes reminded me of my walk to the office from the hotel near the Naschmarkt to the office in Cobdengasse. Good atmosphere in the TV program.
     
  7. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Utter tosh but enjoyed the scenes of Vienna.
     
  8. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    I thought (and thought I'd read that) it was in Edwardian times (i.e. 1900 to 1910 or outbreak of war). I couldn't understand why there was no vehicular traffic shown. Late C19th would explain that; early C20th wouldn't.
     
  9. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    Damning with faint praise ! :)
     
  10. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    1906.
    Budget probably.
     
  11. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    Thanks for that. By 1906 I'd've expected the odd jalopy in a city like Vienna.
     
  12. peter bj

    peter bj pfm Member

    Not a bad effort and quite enjoyable wwith room for improvement , streets ahead of war of the worlds
     

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