Thursday, 22 March 2018

Out On Blue Six: The Specials

I make no excuses for posting two tracks featuring Terry Hall in the same week. The first was for the great man's birthday, this second one - Stereotype by The Specials - is to highlight the fact that it's being used as the theme tune for what is, in my view, the best thing on TV at the moment; Save Me.

Written by and starring Lennie James, I fully intended to watch Save Me as it went out each week on Sky Atlantic. However, it was just too good to pace myself and I ended up watching the last two eps last night. Unlike a lot of dramas at the moment, this kept up a great head of steam throughout and didn't peter out at the final hurdle. It also has a great cast, including Suranne Jones, Stephen Graham and Jason Flemyng (both redeeming themselves after the dismal big screen Britcom Walk Like a Panther, which I endured at the cinema last week), Susan Lynch, Barry Ward and Kerry Godliman to name but a few. It also has a great sense of place and character too, depicting a realistic inner city working class locale (in this case, London) that is becoming all too rare to see on a TV more or less swamped by cliche, period drama and middle class angst. Watch it, you'll love it. 

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