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Started by CaptainBlack on Jan 31, 2021 8:25:52 PM
It's a Sin

Just binged all 5 and I'm a wreck.

1MELSM - 01 Feb 2021 12:03:38 (#1 of 44)

We watched the first two episodes on Friday a few weeks after the series started, and next day we watched the remaining three. We thought it was excellent. Well structured, absorbing storytelling. Good writing and acting. However much at odds some of them were, interesting characters all of whom we could empathise with. Much happened back then and it's all signposted to guide a viewer around the various years of the unfolding health crisis and social upset.

One of the best dramas we've watched in a while.

CaptainBlack - 01 Feb 2021 12:04:58 (#2 of 44)

I watched the first four wondering why they wasted Keeley Hawes in a bit part. Then I got to the 5th. Bloody hell!

1MELSM - 01 Feb 2021 12:16:14 (#3 of 44)

Don't tell people who've not seen it all, about episodes, Captain. The more i see of Keeley Hawes in a range of varied parts the more I think that here is one of the great contemporary actresses.

Dementor - 01 Feb 2021 12:18:58 (#4 of 44)

I dunno, Finding Alice is not good tv.

carterbrandon - 01 Feb 2021 12:32:54 (#5 of 44)

The way they use music reminds me of dramas where someone turns the TV on just as the news gets to an item related to the plot. Most scenes seem open with the hook of a still-played chart hit of (very roughly) the time being played in the room.

phantlers - 01 Feb 2021 12:34:42 (#6 of 44)

Welcome to the cartoon world of RTD.

RosyLovelady - 01 Feb 2021 12:38:17 (#7 of 44)

< dramas where someone turns the TV on just as the news gets to an item related to the plot >

and then switches off again as soon as the news item concludes.

1MELSM - 01 Feb 2021 12:56:28 (#8 of 44)

That often does happen, carterbrandon, and far too conveniently not to grate a bit in the process. In It's A Sin, on the other hand, I was impressed by the occasional rough note indicator as to month and year; or the way a character naturally-sounded while giving a steer as to time passing or some news item associated with a year; or a snatch of music that indicated a mood or concern of the time. Taken together they worked well.

uranrising - 01 Feb 2021 13:47:53 (#9 of 44)

Are we allowed to know what channel this is on?

pmcblonde - 01 Feb 2021 13:51:16 (#10 of 44)


pmcblonde - 01 Feb 2021 13:52:14 (#11 of 44)

It’s very good. The woman playing Jill, the barman from the home town on the Isle of Wight, the mums all excellent

uranrising - 01 Feb 2021 13:52:43 (#12 of 44)

thanks, pmc.

Ginmonkey - 01 Feb 2021 13:57:18 (#13 of 44)

Or Channel Four every Friday.

We are watching it one episide a week, old school style. Mainly to give us something to look forward to at the end of the week.

jambeslourdes - 01 Feb 2021 13:59:51 (#14 of 44)

We are watching week by week as well, Gin, for exactly the same reason.

Ginmonkey - 01 Feb 2021 14:00:46 (#15 of 44)

It's taking a fair bit of self control!

KizzyK - 01 Feb 2021 14:09:14 (#16 of 44)

My childhood friend was the video editor on it, she’s been very proud of it so I’m super glad its being received so well. I started watching it but had to switch it off as daughter is squeamish about sex scenes.

1MELSM - 01 Feb 2021 14:33:22 (#17 of 44)

Whoever has been involved in turning this out, KizzyK, is going to have an impressive item on their CV.

Arjuna - 01 Feb 2021 14:44:26 (#18 of 44)

I like watching week by week but it risks reading spoilers, usually by some twat at the Guardian who doesn't realise people still do that.

StakludKar - 07 Feb 2021 13:57:51 (#19 of 44)


Ginmonkey - 07 Feb 2021 15:03:47 (#20 of 44)

#18 We agreed to watch it week by week to have something to look forward to in a Friday. Now I don't know how people can binge it, each episode breaks me anew. This weeks was heartbreaking.

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