Those two-part Monday night dramas that ITV churn out are a guilty pleasure of mine.
They usually involve nice middle-class ladies discovering that their sons/husbands/aunts/man she met on the internet are murderers or implicated in some kind of terrible crime. Secrets are divulged, the lady discovers that her seemingly perfect family is heaving with secrets, and there is some cathartic climactic event that brings them all back together.
The blurb thinks it’s definitely seen you before:
As a child Jane Philips survived a savage and brutal attack by an anonymous stranger that left her mother dead. The murderer was never found.
23 years later Jane is pregnant with her second child, but she still carries the mental scars of that fateful day. Attending an antenatal clinic at the local General Hospital Jane suddenly finds herself confronted by a man she is adamant killed her mother. Andrew Rawlins is in fact an eminent consultant oncologist employed by the Health Trust.
And yet Andrew is suspended and as enquiries proceed certain inconsistencies in both Andrew and Jane’s testimonies cast doubt on the innocence and integrity of each of them.
The strain tests their respective familial relationships to breaking. Yielding under great pressure, Andrew reluctantly submits to a blood test which DCI Ali Hall, the original investigating officer believes will prove Andrew’s guilt conclusively. However, despite the rising anticipation, Andrew’s blood DNA doesn’t match the DNA traces newly recovered from the evidence. Jane is certain of Andrew’s guilt and won’t accept this conclusion, much to the distress of her family.
Undeniable is on tonight at 9pm, on ITV. Excellent. *rubs hands together*
As we approach Easter, Crime Thriller Fella’s site stats have fallen lower than a rattlesnake’s phone bill. So it’s time to crack out some of the big-hitter internet search terms and hope for the best.
WRIGGLY SEX. FULL-FRONTAL NUDITY. EXTREME VIOLENCE. GAME OF THRONES.
Yes, A Game Of Thrones is back. It’s the tale of all the different persons who want to claim the kingdoms of Westeros as their own. The Starks, the Lannisters, the small chap, the lady in the blond wig with the dragons. And all the other people whose names I couldn’t possibly spell.
The series is based on George RR Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire novels, and season four starts tonight. It’s just been recommissioned for another two years – which raises the tantalizing prospect that the television iteration will come to a climax before the series of books that inspired it. Martin writes his big wedgy tomes slowly, and has come in for a bit of stick from his impatient hardcore fan base for not knocking them out quicker.
Anyway, as well as being a hugely satisfying drama, Game Of Thrones is these days something of a TV juggernaut. Perhaps because is full of WRIGGLY SEX, FULL-FRONTAL NUDITY AND EXTREME VIOLENCE. Did you hear that, internet? WRIGGLY SEX, FULL-FRONTAL NUDITY AND EXTREME VIOLENCE
A Game Of Thrones returns on Sky Atlantic tonight at 9pm. Excellent. *rubs knees*