Day: 08/10/2015

May you live in interesting times


labour in victoria

There’s a long standing curse, which despite popular belief is not Chinese in origin (So says Wikipedia… -Ed), that goes, “May you live in interesting times”. However you feel about Jeremy Corbyn’s landslide election as leader of the Labour Party and the present direction upon which the party is embarking, it’s impossible to deny that these are certainly interesting times.

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02 “Mr. Nice Guy” (Minority Report season 1) [SPOILERS]


minority report tv series

So the first episode of the TV adaptation of Minority Report nobody asked for was actually quite good. Certainly it had potential, in the idea of peeling back the world not just of precrime, but 10 years on from precrime.

No sequel, in whatever form, should ever be even attempted if there isn’t some purpose for it, something for it to do. In that respect maybe a TV series set 10 years after the film might have some meat on its bones. The world building was one of the high points of the film, and there were a number of unanswered questions which remain to be excavated.

That said, it takes more than world-building to build a good TV series. That rich setting is worth nothing if it’s not populated with engaging characters doing interesting things.

Read on…(and mind the spoilers!)