Monday, May 17, 2010

Foyle's War

I am thrilled as punch to see that the excellent British WWII murder mystery series Foyle's War is still being broadcast, even though WWII ended last season. The episode I'm watching is notable because the B plot is centered around urban design rebuilding Hastings in the wake of the destruction in the war.

It's really a testament to the power of dramatic action over simply talking about things that any person could really easily follow the merits and drawbacks of urban planning, if the interests and forces are embodied as compelling characters trying to live their lives.