The Crimson Field: Episode 6 – And The Build Up For Series 2 Starts Now!

So I think we can all certainly say The Crimson Field is definitely getting a second series and if it doesn’t, well then it has ended light but ended with many questions left and many stories to tell.

Before we get into this, I’ll just say that this review will, I repeat WILL, have spoilers in. It’s the very last episode and if you are not caught up on the series by now then why are you reading a review of the last episode? That aside let’s get into this review!

Trevelyan and Gillan
At last, this tepid relationship finally reached the climax

Let’s start with Kathryn Trevelyan (Oona Chaplin) and Thomas Gillan’s (Richard Rankin) relationship story-arc. It finally happens. They kiss. Now don’t you feel bad about not watching the episodes before I told you that? Well you shouldn’t really as, for those who’ve been watching it; you’ll know that their relationship has not always been brilliant to watch. In fact at times it plays out more of the boring screen time compared to the other story lines going on.

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The Crimson Field: Episode 5 – Defying and Defining the Darkness

Well it’s the penultimate episode so it’s pretty damn obvious that things are going to happen for our main protagonists that’ll happen for the next episode, but this episode ranks as good, if not a little bit better than the last episode.

b0436tlp_640_360So here we go with the obligatory overview. The commander of a Sikh regiment, Major Jocelyn Ballard (Peter Sullivan), arrives at the hospital and it soon transpires that he would rather be with his men than at rest within the calm sanctuary of the wards. It is only when Matron Grace Carter (Hermione Norris) reveals her knowledge of the Punjabi language, does the Major appear to calm. Yet there is more to both stories than merely the Punjabi language, with unanswered questions and a lingering soldier, Private Gorman (Jason Maza), making the situation more complicated and dangerous.

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The Crimson Field: Episode 4 – Things are Getting Personal

Well we’re over halfway now and now, as you could probably guess from the title, things are being revealed and are getting more interesting. I’m just going to say right now that there may be unintentional spoilers here so if you don’t want spoilers, read my last three reviews. Or watch the last three episodes of The Crimson Field. Or better yet, do both!

So, once again, we must wander down that well-trodden road where benignity seems to reside perpetually that is the obligatory episode summary.

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The Crimson Field: Episode 3 – Not Just Nurses Anymore

Well I feel safe in saying now that The Crimson Field has most definitely hit a new high with this latest episode. For a series from the perspective of nurses, I never truly considered how the field hospital could be used as a focal point for so much of the First World War experience.

p01wtp3gThat’s not to say that the nursing element does not play a vital part of this series, but this episode developed some background characters while bringing up some well-known, and some less well-known, aspects of this war.

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The Crimson Field: Episode 2 – Pushing Progress

So here I am again with the second episode of the BBC’s war drama The Crimson Field and I must say things are getting interesting. Suranne Jones, who turned up at the very end of the first episode on a motorbike and in man’s clothes, gets a larger presence as the civilian nurse volunteering for army service, the forward thinking Sister Joan Livesey. Marianne Oldham as Rosalie Berwick also gets a bit more screen focus than the previous episode and, as ever, the horrors of war of shown to us with more and more troops returning from the front line wounded. Oh by the way, some plot spoiler here.

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The Crimson Field: Episode 1 – Potentially Promising

So if you are a regular reader of mine, you have probably noticed that this isn’t The Prince of Egypt review that I’ve been promising to do on my return since January. You may possibly be annoyed for the lack of this review after nearly four months of me saying it would arrive on my return. Or you may be confused and may be thinking “What the hell is this guy on about?”

The truth is that business has once again invaded my life and I’ve been putting The Prince
of Egypt
review on the backburner for a while. I was really struggling to put words down onto paper for the review and have just been staring blankly at it with no criticisms or praise coming to mind.

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Heroes: Reborn – Oh We Can Be Heroes… Just For One Day

If ever there was a moment whether the compulsion to laugh or cry is confused, this is certainly it. With this whole fad of reboots and revivals of films and TV shows in recent years (i.e.: RoboCop, Man of Steel, Hawaii Five-0, 24, etc.), Heroes, the amazing show with a different perspective on superheroes, or rather super-powered people, which subsequently deteriorated quicker than M. Night Shyamalan’s career, is back once again on NBC for a thirteen episode miniseries set to run in 2015 as Heroes: Reborn.

OK I’m sorry I’m a bit late with this news as I’ve been busy and I was really tempted not to say anything on this since I’m supposed to be on hiatus, but it’s Heroes so the inner recesses of my blackened and bile filled remnants of my critic heart where a smidgen of love for the series resides is making me do this. But if you haven’t heard of this revival of the famous, or infamous, super-powered TV show, here’s a trailer.

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