We happy few

Happy times for us tv series aficionados as many good things are being broadcasted these months. Tonight I will discover why the average Game of Thrones fan has been shocked by the season finale and I will study the timetable of my cable tv to find a compatible re-run of True Detective season two. As far as the pirate bay is concerned, I’m ready to assault two luxurious entertainment galleons: Rectify season 3 and Hannibal. I know that the last one is already on the sea, but I’m longing for a very special six feet tall cargo. I’m like Captain Blood waiting for Arabella Bishop to be on board. Moreover, all those who have seen Mr. Armitage’s performance talk about it with praise and admiration.

Such a pity William Blake’s works I saw in Tate Museum were not painted in this canvass. Click for source

Rectify, recently awarded with a Peabody, is defined by critics “the best tv show you have not seen”. I have watched since I wrote the previous post on it also season 2 (several times) bought the DVDs of the first, created a playlist with the audios to listen when I walk to and from work, made a couple of fan vids… The average fan/fanartistic collateral activities, including the reading of books mentioned in the show. I would like to think that Ray McKinnon made the protagonist, Daniel Holden, advise his neighbour prisoner Kerwin Whitman to read Somerset Maugham’s “On Human Bondage” because he (Mr. McKinnon) had in mind its protagonist as an alter ego of Daniel. Most probably he just needed a title that would make Kerwin said why had he to read, being black, a book about slavery. Whatever the truth is, the fact is that I had not read anything of Somerset Maugham before, and now I have. Thank you very much, Mr. McKinnon, I have enjoyed the reading a lot and my twitter followers have suffered more than a dozen of quotations of the book. Flannery O’Connor is another writer I didn’t heard at all of before; in the show she is mentioned as the favourite author of the prison chaplain. I have read one of her short stories, “A good man is hard to find”, without searching any information about her, I only knew that she wrote in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Such a surprise, I thought that I’d have read another Harper Lee and instead she was as harsh as James Ellroy. Indeed once you meet the chaplain in season two you understand that he’s not a conventional one. It’s interpreted by Matthew Posey, check out the beginning of my fanvid.


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