This is a crowd that says quaff when they mean drink
PEOPLE think paranoia is a bad thing. Unstable. But really, all it means is you’re very, very observant. Do you think you’d notice if you were drinking with someone and they were wearing gloves?
You would if they were rubber gloves, like they were doing the washing-up, for sure. Or thin latex ones like in a hospital. That might be weird. But nice leather ones? Maybe not. Especially if the drink was something that kind of worked with gloves. One of those dark spirits they all drink on Spooks.
I’m sorry, I should’ve said quaff. This is a crowd that says quaff when they mean drink. And a bottle of something’s described as quaffable.
Spooks upsets people. Or its treatment by the ABC upsets people. Mainly, why can’t they put it on one second after it’s been on in the UK?
So maybe you’ve seen this series already, the one starting this week. Possibly illegally. But I just think, what television show, what anything in life, is so important that you can’t just wait for it to turn up when it does?
And what if you never see it? So what?
The problems only start if you read about things you don’t want to accidentally, online, the way I did about the person who was inside the building that blew up at the end of the last series. You know the one.
And may I also suggest caution if you care deeply about Spooks and go to read anything about it any time soon? I found out something fairly major the other day about one of the main characters. It’s the kind of information that would drive you absolutely nuts if you were a fan.
You’ll need a blanket approach, total media blackout, because it’s everywhere. Spooks is on the internet. Just so you know. You won’t hear it from me, of course.
I don’t even like this show that much. It’s kind of stupid and pretentious a lot of the time. But I really liked this week’s opening episode. It’s a lot of fun. And so’s the new home secretary.
Obviously there’s a terrorist threat, that’s a given, and this one takes place on and then in the water.
This requires Lucas North to spend a substantial part of the episode on a large boat in the middle of the ocean with their newest recruit.
Richard Armitage might have to step up now that Ros — Ros! — has, well, retired, and this assignment is particularly dangerous. Like all of them. But you won’t have seen shipboard action like this since the last time you watched an episode of Love Boat.
But as hot as Lucas North is, it’s Harry Pearce’s show this week. Based on one very tense, yet very civilised scene. You wait until you see it.
Dangerous: Beth Bailey (Sophia Myles), Lucas North (Richard Armitage) and Dimitri Levendis (Max Brown) in