Sunday, December 18, 2011
#408 This is England 88
I liked the original Shane Meadow's film, This is England. It was about a group of skin heads who went their own ways for various reasons. It was absolutely believable, a bit gritty and nasty but overall - good.
Then came a follow-on as a tv series (This is England 86). Same cast, same grit, added nasty rape scene but overall - good
Now we have just watched Episode 1 of the next incarnation This is England 88. I'm sort of sorry to say I won't watch any more. It's just too depressing and lacks the redeeming spots of humour from previous stories. Why would you want to watch an hour of miserable people being miserable?
Not so good.