9th November, 2016
You know …
I was hoping to catch some quality time with a friend, this evening: with maybe a movie.
I didn’t, eventually.
I didn’t catch the movie: let’s put it that way.
I did manage to catch the quality time.
So that’s all good.
Something else I managed to catch?
Something else I managed to catch is this week’s episode of BBC 3’s latest Class.
I’m thinking class is what it’s showing.
Episode 4 — Co-owner of a Lonely Heart — gives us a recap of the series so far: and reminds us that April (Sophie Hopkins) share her heart with Corakinus, the villainous Shadowkin king.
As a result?
She’s suffering with increasingly strange patterns of behaviour.
Including losing her temper when her estranged father shows up.
Losing her temper … and seeing large alien scimitars grow out of her hands, when she does.
The only thing helping her deal with this … ? Is new boyfriend, Ram (Fady Elfayed).
Meanwhile? Meanwhile, Ms Quill (Katherine Kelly) has meet Ms Ames (Pooky Quesnel) have met for the first time.
Ms Ames is filling Ms Quill in on a series of strange petals that are starting to show up …
Show up …
Drink blood …
And attack squirrels.
You can tell Class is going to be on-going, can’t you?
The BIG clue is what April does, at the climax of the episode …
About Class, showing class?
I feel it does, actually.
OK, the show’s only in it’s first series: one has a right to expect a certain amount of clunkiness.
And there’s a bit more sex going on, than the first series of Torchwood. (Captain Jack would POSSIBLY be raising a disapproving eyebrow.)
I believe that — so far — the show’s acting, production and writing are far from clunky: are pretty good, in fact.
I also think show runner, Patrick Ness, has managed to pick something up from his young adult novels.
Simply that there’s a story arc going through this first series of Class: with minor threads showing in each episode: in a much less heavy handed way than in Russell T. Davies era of Dr Who.
That’s actually something I’ve missed the early days of Dr Who.
Ands something I welcome about Class.
That’s something I can live with.
And only adds to its watchability …