So excited to watch this! link to “Gary Oldman returns as Jackson Lamb in ‘Slow Horses’ Season 3 : NPR”
I only learned about The Sandbaggers last weekend, on an episode of The Incomparable, but I watched the entire first series this week—and loved it. It isn’t perfect: There’s too much 1970s casual misogyny for it to be self-critical in the same way that a modern show set in the 70s would be, and the brown face in one episode is also embarassing. Not setting those aside, I was still impressed with the way the show combined the bumbling hypocrisy of Yes, Minister; the self-serving internal politics of Slow Horses; and the cynical despair of Le Carré into a single, compelling show.
I’ve been looking forward to this since the first season ended. Midway through watching the first season, I’d already begun reading the series, and I may have already finished the second book by the time I saw the trailer for the second series. This season did a great job at making use of the source material while changing and improving things as needed. It’s a fun book series, but I think it’s shaping up to be a better show.
🔗 linkblog: my thoughts on 'Is Mick Herron the Best Spy Novelist of His Generation? | The New Yorker'
I enjoy Herron’s books, so I enjoyed this article! link to ‘Is Mick Herron the Best Spy Novelist of His Generation? | The New Yorker’