So I just finished watching State of Play tonight…and… Gosh David/Stephen, why do you do this?
Has anyone else finished this series yet?
Yes, it makes the American remake even more embarrassing than most. The cast is phenomenal, and I’ll take John Simm over Crowe any time and as far as Affleck vs Morrissey? Come on. Helen Mirren can kinda do no wrong though, though I adored Bill Nighy. America- where we take British TV and films and make them stupid.
I haven’t seen the American version of the series yet. I am guessing that I should stay away from it, from the sounds of it though.
But I really liked most of the actors in State of Play. John Simm is great! I loved him as the Master in Doctor Who (he was one of my favorite characters). And I was a bit disappointed that Rory McCann was killed off early on in the series (but it built the tension a bit more, which is good). But he’s a great actor too. James McAvoy was also great in that :3
And Morrissey is a favorite of mine.
I just watched “State of Play” again last week as I desperately comb through Hulu, Netflix, amazon prime etc to ensure I’m not missing any DM. As far as US remakes go, it’s not *awful* but it doesn’t come close to the greatness of the original. Jason Bateman was fun as Dominic Foy, though, even though Marc Warren was wonderful in that. That coat with the fur lapels.. Too much. Rory McCann (uncredited!!) was wonderful- I was thinking … “Is that…nah…yeah wait, it’s Sandor Clegane!” And then bullets. Alas.
I can’t get “Thorne” here- watched one on you tube broken into 15 min intervals with what I think might’ve been Indonesian subtitles in BRIGHT yellow. By the 3rd clip I could tune em out ok, but it’s certainly not my preferred method of viewing. My multi region disc player is somewhere in house not hooked up so cannot watch BLACKPOOL again and haven’t even seen series 2.