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.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

My family and I love Foyle's War as well. It is a one of the best shows on television in a very long time. the acting, scenery, historical interest is facinating. We missed "The Russian House" but are wondering what happened to Andrew Foyle and Sam's interest in him? Was he going to train pilots or go back to school to be a writer? I miss the character and the love interest between him and Sam and the father/son relationship between Foyle and Andrew. Anyone know? Thanks!

CultureFuture said...

I missed The Russian House as well, so I have no idea what happened to Andrew. There wasn't even a passing reference... Wikipedia states that he isn't a part of the Seventh season at all, which I'm guessing has something to do with the actor being off doing other things. At any rate, his love relationship with Sam (which I wasn't as enthused by) has been speedily replaced. I do miss his relationship with his father, though. It brings a lot out of Foyle.

Anonymous said...

I thought that I had missed an Episode as I am still wondering what happened to Andrew Foyle. I agree that the relationship between Andrew and Foyle was played with sensitivity and rounded off Foyle's character.
Would love to have seen a satisfactory conclusion to Andrew- even if it was that he had just emigrated to the Antipodes or the like!