Tuesday, May 31, 2016

A Happy Sad Place

With the police in the U.S. under so much scrutiny from cameras and from commentary, the rank and file might want to watch and learn from Happy Valley -- the saddest but maybe the most dramatically rich place on British TV.  The show follows the chaotic life on the streets and in the home of a hard charging policewoman.  She is living and has seen far too much for any lifetime.  And it is taking its toll.  But she never loses her empathy and compassion when it counts the most.

I usually wilt before tension this strong.  This time, the acting and the story kept me in place.  By the way, no guns.  No shots fired.

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