It has become a tradition of sorts to assemble these types of lists every now and then, to have some clarity for the fall/winter and spring/summer TV schedule. This time, I have left things to the last minute and instead of predictions, I have already an idea what I will keep watching, what won’t make the cut, what I still might try out and what shows from the past are still relevant.
The last time we saw Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan), he was lying in Stella’s (Gillian Anderson) arms, bleeding from gunshot wounds and looking at Stella meaningfully, almost satisfyingly. It felt like the end, the actual fall of the serial killer with two kids, a wife and a psychotic need to strangle women. Two strong characters at their weakest moment, looking at each other, recognizing themselves in each other, wishing to continue the hunt.
Sati over at Cinematic Corner started a new blogathon called White Swan, Black Swan and it embodies the idea of duality embedded into a single character. In other words, a character who has different sides to him or her, a character that might seem white to others but is actually black under the surface. An idea that is very interesting so obviously I had to participate, so here’s my take on the blogathon with a tiny little twist.
Me and grumpy-Jake bring you some holiday cheer and hope you all enjoy Christmas! Though it is custom to give gifts to each other, I’m giving you a Commercial Break instead. It’s partly because I would have no idea what to get to you guys and partly because I have tendencies to ramble way too much for my own good. So, Merry Christmas! and happy reading!
This essay-review contains a great deal of spoilers.
This is the face of a man that will soon be in many fantasies as Christian Gray but that is nothing compared to the character of Paul Spector – a fascinating serial killer who will remain a perfect mystery. Spector is a hunter, as it was implied even before the series began, and his impact as a killer has been fascinating to witness and far more brilliant than I expected.