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[personal profile] lash_larue pointed out the other day that if we don't keep the home fires burning it's bound to get awfully cold 'round here, and L's comment hit home, especially because I love reading all of your posts but haven't been contributing myself much lately. So here's what I'm going to do: I'm going to post once a week throughout the grey winter months, at least until my spring break in mid-March. Which makes fifteen posts in total. Enough to bore you folks, I'm sure. In a good way.

Anyone want to join me?

Okay. That was almost nonsensical, it was so bizarre. Beautifully acted, beautifully filmed, moody, thematic, but really unsatisfying as a story. And I'm the type who's normally willing to forgive a lot on the plot front for atmosphere and emotion.

On the bright side, though, some excellent performances by London buildings. I haven't looked online to identify everything, but a couple prominent landmarks made an appearance:

* Terry Farrell's postmodern landmark at 85 Vauxhall Cross, Vauxhall, Lambeth
(Gah! Postmodernism's making a comeback, I can sense it. This building almost looked good these past few episodes.)
* The incomparable Alexandra Road Estate, Camden, by Neave Brown
(I hope this estate gets filming fees; it's an incredibly cinematic space, and it shows up everywhere.)
* A postwar church, St Paul's Lorrimore Square, Southwark
(A quiet actor in this series, understated.)

Anyone recognize anything else? I'd love to know what house they used as Scottie's.

I'm curious to hear what you thought of the show! (I know I'm the only one obsessing about the architecture.)
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