Tuesday, April 30, 2013

TV Anorak: An American Intro To British TV-The Z's

anorak
1. British: A person obsessively interested in a thing or topic that doesn't seem to warrant such attention.

This series of Challenge posts is an introduction to British TV shows for my fellow Americans. For instructions on how to play different region-coded DVD's, please go either here or here to read my previous blog posts that should clear up any confusion. Here we are at the end:
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This is a borderline like, it had to grow on me, but eventually it did (and it's the only "Z" I have). I'm definitely not going out with a bang here, but that's OK!

Zen
Most Americans know Rufus Sewell (if not by name). This is one of his finest roles as an Italian detective in Rome (although everybody speaks English). Also starring the absolutely adorable Callum Blue (who American's might know from Dead Like Me or Secret Diary Of A Call Girl), it's pretty gritty, centering around a very corrupt Roman police force. Zen tries to stay on the straight and narrow while he falls in love with a co-worker while dealing with his clingy Mother and soon-to-be ex-wife. The music I found most annoying...it was often overbearing at times. The scenery is quite amazing though. It was based on a series of books, but since I haven't read them, I can't really judge them based on it. There was only one series of this show.

And that's it for the A to Z Challenge! I still have one Bonus Challenge post to go, so I'm not quite finished and I'm sure the organizers will ask for another retrospective post at some point like they did last year, so more will probably follow. This Challenge was pretty exhausting, but not nearly as bad as last year's! Either I picked an easier topic or I'm getting better! Thanks again everybody and see ya next year A to Z Challenge (hopefully my new followers will stick around)!

2 comments:

Cathy said...

Congrats on completing the A to Z Challenge. I hope to do this again next year. I've loved meeting new people.

Sally @ Breaking Cover said...

Well done on finishing, I'm not surprised you're exhausted – so much information. Well done.