Monday, August 10, 2009

"The Finest Of Streets"

OK, I'm having a blogbreak...but I've just watched another episode of Jimmy McGovern's drama "The Street". And I was enthralled again.
BECAUSE:
the story, dialogue, settings, acting, the filming....were moving (VERY), were strong (VERY), .... and quite often, they were utterly gorgeously beautiful.

McGovern (who views his world with his clearest of eyes ) conveys a struggling humanity with a 21st century realism. His words can be brutal, his stories can terrify...but his words can reflect love in the loveliest of ways.

McGovern's straight-talking dramas tell harsh stories... but his words light sparks in our thoughts as we listen....and some episodes have shimmered with an almost-poetry ....so that while lazing on our comfy sofas, we look once... look twice.... look three times again... at some gruff guy in a cobbled M/Chester street, at some woman whose got faith in a seemingly hopeless man...

AND SO as we stare from our sofas, we realise we're seeing people at their best and people at their bravest...as well as people at their worst and people at their saddes...
AND we're also being priveleged to watch modern drama at its very best.

SO PLEASE BBC TV please can we have more??

3 Comments:

Blogger Kay said...

Must keep an eye out for that one.

12:28 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agreee wholeheartedly, even wrote (not as eloquent)letter of praise to Radio Times. I was refering to the episode with Bob Hoskins that would stand alone as excellent cinema film.

11:48 am  
Blogger Jan said...

KAY:
Yes, well worth it Kay.

ANONYNONYNO:
Thanks Anon.
I hope Radio Times liked it.
It was a brilliant series, wasn't it?

4:53 pm  

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