I expected something MUCH better from the series. The filming & music were okay, but the pacing was just BAD. Episode 3 is an example of PREMATURE REVELATION; after it, the remaining 7 episodes were padded, had no real horror or even suspense, and ended with artsy ambiguity. Overall, a 6--an example of filming a weak earlier work of a famous writer. And Martin and the cast actually seem proud of this big MEH...
#Strangers is unquestionably a roller coaster ride of plot lines. The interesting twists don’t start taking place until the second or third episode, which is another way of saying that the first episode is somewhat ill-represented of what is to come; the premiere is setting up what is to come of a strange man, in a strange city, dealing with a horrific situation. What First starts out looking like a straightforward narrative, becomes twisted, unlike any other movie, or tv show, I can remember having watched. The further you delve into this #BritishSeries, the more twists and turns develop into new situations, leaving heaps of evidence in its wake. What makes this series great is the #FilmingLocations, such as #HongKong #Macau and #London #GreatBritain, in addition to the exceptional acting, most of whom are not well known actors, although very well-trained, with the exception of master of all things British, #JohnSimm. If you watch this show, put yourself in his shoes, being in a country with laws unlike your home country, dealing with red-tape, looking for answers, and not only having nobody to rely on, but finding out that his wife, who just passed away, was somebody else altogether. In my opinion, this is a well written and directed story line, broadcast on #iTV. I am not sure there could be a second season to this story, although it is possible, however I am hoping for more television shows of this caliber in the near future.
Year : 2000
Episode Runtime: 25
First Aired: September 29, 2000
Status : Ended
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Black Books is a second-hand bookshop in London run by an Irishman named Bernard Black. He is probably the planet's worst-suited person to run such an establishment: he makes no effort to sell, closes at strange hours on a whim, is in a perpetual alcoholic stupor, abhors his customers (sometimes physically abusing them) and is often comatose at his desk. Help comes in the lumpy shape of Manny Bianco, a hairy, bumbling individual who (almost by osmosis) becomes Bernard's assistant. Manny is not exactly great at the job either but he is a million times better than Bernard. Next door is Fran, an anxious, frustrated woman who runs a sort of new-age shop selling the most unlikely bits of arty junk. Fran is friends with Bernard and, through him, with Manny; together the trio become embroiled in escapades that are sometimes extreme or violent or fantastically ludicrous, and always bizarre.