So did you watch it? It being Beeb 3’s Mrs In-Betweeny. The show was part of BBC3’s new drama selection; a raft of one off programmes all with a different theme. I don’t know if BBC3 is pushing the boat with some of the story lines – inasmuch that they’re left of your typical drama slot centre – or if they’re using them to test the water for a full series. Who can say? Foo Action and Being Human were both well worth watching (IMO). Different, I feel, is good. Push the medium a little, take a few risks. You never know, something very cool may come out of it.
I thought Amelia Bullmore played the character of Emma/Brendan very well. She got down a couple of ticks that blokes do as well as mixing it up with usual body language. The wardrobe choices made me smile. The script or performances may not please everyone, but I enjoyed it. I really felt for the character at the end of the show. The line of “We’re all freaks, Mum” made me chuckle. Ahhh, we’re back to the odd adage: what is normal. 🙂 If they did do a series of this, which I’m scepitcal about, I do wonder where they’d go with it. If you live in the UK – or if you’re handy with a proxy – you can catch a re-run of the show on BBC iPlayer.
On another note: do programmes like this – where the hero(ine) is shown in a sympathic light – bring acceptance? Do people look beyond the characture to the ‘person’ underneath? Sometimes I wonder if the way to our collective hearts is not from the mouth, the soapbox or the pulpit, but what is in our daily soaps. 🙂
[ Today’s lyric: Lucretia My Reflection by The Sisters of Mercy ]