Secrets and Lies
some notes on the last episodes
OK that was all I wrote in the last part of this series. Somewhere around episode five or six I believe, is where I ended the brief update review-previously posted.
I never planned to write notes after the first review. But I did end up writing about Secrets and Lies again. i wrote no more than birds caw. (twice) ’cause I was so engrossed with the drama.
Because stick with it in some possibly patchy first few episodes, Secrets and Lies takes off at a pace. The drama is slowly increasingly sinister in tone. although the action can seem almost silly at times: the atmosphere of increasing suspense remains.
The drama is surely greater than the sum of its parts. Whilst slowly accelerating albeit at a slow burn: into a nail biting mystery which packs a punch. With a surprising twist in the tale. Or tail. If a tail could punch. I guess a kangaroo could.
There is excellent acting through by all the characters I felt. Ben’s friend for example, being a magnetic presence on screen as a character actor. Then there was Ben’s fearsomely beautiful wife. Oh she of the forever make-up.
Then of course there was an incandescent performance from Juliette Lewis as the driven, determined Detective Inspector Corneille.
Boy was Inspector Corneille a fearsome adversary to wrong-doers of every kind. Although her speciality is (catching) killers. And she knows killers very well..
Secrets and Lies was produced by ABC Studios. Which looks familiar. I think that Wayward Pines had the same studios name. Plus Hans Van Dooneward directed Secrets and Lies. So a Dutch Director. (i think)