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Blindspot 1x23 + Versailles 1x02 + Unforgotten 1x02 Reviewed

Why Await Life’s End
Kurt is having a mental crisis. Jane seeks help. Lady Tommy Lee Jones shows up. Jane was morally disloyal. Rickety old certainties have fallen away. In lieu of loving and being loved, Kurt’s Taylor Shaw obsession took over his life. And he was right all along, his father was a killer.

Jane has memories. Tasha, Reade and Patterson tentatively investigate. Kurt has rethought things. Jane’s gang are frighteningly awful, every utterance of theirs is fronted with hyperbole. Who is this Sheppard that Jane’s gang are beholden to? Kurt finds Taylor Shaw’s remains and his infatuation with Jane cracks. The Shaw cover was a cruel way to control Kurt.

A sombre and terrifying season 2 seems imminent. Jane’s gang are crazy. Jane fights Oscar. Insinuations of bad things to come are made. Complex and divisive things happen. What is Orion? It is worryingly apparent that Kurt has cracked and bad things are coming. Kurt takes a hardline intensely personal position on Jane. Taylor Shaw is dead 25 years and so Kurt arrests Jane. This was very good.

Best Lines:
“You were never Taylor Shaw.”

“We’re trained not to leave a trace.”

“Tried to turn you against us.”

“What’s Phase 2?”

“You hate the FBI!”

“Now we’re in it too.”

Versailles 1x02
Louis boffs his brother’s wife. Louis looks bored. The female doctor saves the queen. Louis orders his courtiers to wear French clothes. Louis checks the ancestry of his courtiers and throws out any fakers. The Queen’s baby is dumped on nuns and a maid is murdered to cover it up. Rich people go shopping. There are negative attitudes all round. This was okay if not utterly captivating. This show has little grasp of history. Louis is vile. This was a different more glorious time and it is shown in all its brutal magnificence. Louis has magisterial influence but no charisma or force of personality. This is not epoch shaking but rather a pretentious mess.

Best Lines:
“We are all damned in this place.”

“And no more sadly for you.”

“Your father was a common man.”

“You pay nothing and do nothing.”

“What is a nothing doing at my court?”

“Free but not unwatched.”

“They will kill us for it.”

Unforgotten 1x02
Bernard Hill and Trevor Eve star in this series. 39 years have passed since the victim died. The Lord (Eve) is awful to his son. The house where the bones were found was once a hostel. The female cop is mortally bound to find the killer. No psychologically soothing things happen. The cop learns the dead man’s sad backstory and sees his bedroom frozen in time. The Lord is obviously an Alan Sugar knockoff and there are hints he was involved with some nasty bastard crime family.

The wheelchair bound old man and his dotty wife have issues. The cop will not let go of this. There are 70s era social issues. A woman hides her skinhead past. The Vicar (Hill) is a thief. The Lord lies to the cops and is obviously the sort of person who’d shoot the first person who stopped applauding him.

Best Lines:
“I had to get my brother and his mates round in the end to chuck em out.”

“All the life we’ve lived.”

“What’s the point of you?”

“The last nice thing he ever did.”

“Then one day the letters just stopped.”

“The youtube.”

“Pretty horrible stuff.”

“It’s happened again.”

“I don’t know how this man is in her house.”
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