The lengths prime ministers go to?
For those of us who have followed, and enjoyed the Belgian crime drama Salamander the final episode may have come as something of a disappointment. Sometimes in these noir imports I wish they would leave all the loose threads loose, and leave us wondering what the hell went on. The idea that a Belgian PM would connive in the blood diamond trade in order to raise two billion Euros to rescue a bankrupt ‘people’s bank’ is risible. What’s wrong with just sprinkling a bit of quantitative easing around, or even straight nationalisation a la Gordon Brown? Other implausibilities abounded, like in the scene where Cappell and Gerardi meet to handover the film – why leave your cars two hundred yards apart, providing a clear shot for a sniper? But the ride in the first nine episodes was enjoyable. Now we need something where the plot isn’t resolved. Brexitmander. There's something to work on. Gripping, too.
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