Anybody watching Salamander?
Good, innit? Last two episodes tonight, we’re all agog to see what happens when Gerardi meets Wolfs at his home.
We’ve enjoyed this one because it’s been easier to follow than some of the Danish offerings – maybe because the producers have to make the plot clear for Flemish audiences? They certainly make it easy with the flashbacks in negative to remind us.Posted 3 years agojulianwilsonMember
Good fun series. BTW is it really that easy to hotwire a corsa?
I can’t believe that anyone would let the oily man with the oily hair and oily suit into any organisation though
Although they are sartorially far more sensible, perhaps it is meant for us to wonder how the Coulsons and Crosbys of this world get the interests of their friends and associates to leapfrog those of the wider electorate. I have no doubt that there are oily-suited men in-but-not-in governments all over western europe, although maybe without the murdering bits.Posted 3 years ago
BTW is it really that easy to hotwire a corsa?
Yup that irked me too! 😀Posted 3 years ago
I like fiction to be true to it’s own internal logic. So if Gerardi was blessed with supernatural powers that meant he could bypass ECUs then fair enough, but he isn’t so it grated a bit. Should have chosen and older car, some other method.
The landrover / merc advertising is subtle too..tangMember
This is on next week
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Gerardi is indeed fantastic. He does however run like a girl.
If a little light plot manipulation means he gets to hotwire Corsa’s double quick rather than see him flailing his arms around as he tries to get away on foot, then it is a small price to pay.
Other than that, cracking bit of drama. There is a subtle difference between the Flemish speakers and the French speakers which makes me want to investigate Belgian history a little further. All the cars and phones seem about 10 years old though?Posted 3 years ago
Not really – there are some recent models of cars and phones there. No androids, admittedly.
The whole Flamand-Walloon thing is quite interesting. I admit I know very little about it but I liken it to the traditional friction between English and Welsh. In about episode eight one of the French speakers did mutter: “Flemish idiot” at somebody.
To add interest I’ve just come back from a trip to Kinshasa in the former Belgian Congo, which is a fascinating city and far more civilised that Lagos, where I’ve been going for 28 years.Posted 3 years ago
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