If you asked me to summarise 12 Monkeys in two words, I’d probably ask you why, and who you are anyway?
If you held a gun to my head, I’d probably go with “unexpectedly good”. Which, I think is fair. Could you put the gun down now? Cheers.
So 12 Monkeys has taken a rather dark view of the source material in terms of the mood and atmosphere of the whole production. One thing which they have started to do, which the film left alone, is explore the future world. I suppose it’s an inevitability for a TV show.
Whether it will prove too many plates to spin remains to be seen, but there’s no problem with an action packed start.
When I narrowly* lost the West Shoebury local council election in May 2014, only the victor — UKIP’s James Moyies — gave a speech. As he came down at the end of it, he came up to me and asked why I hadn’t given a speech myself. He was worried that I had, in effect, no platformed him.
The truth was that this was my first time at a Southend election count, and I didn’t realise that anyone but the winning candidate gave a speech. Naivety, basically, and I told the new Cllr Moyies as much.