Its just turned into standard US TV with the occasional breast. I can see why it wasn't renewed. For a second there along with Game of Thrones I thought we would have 2 great telefantasies in one year.
Courtesy of my rental service I have just spent the last few weeks mainlining the last few seasons of The Shield (and when I say mainlining, I was up till midnight on Saturday because I was so gripped that I wanted to keep going with the last season). Fantastic stuff, which just goes with the momentum and inevitability of a freight train.
I am rather impressed with the line they managed to walk with their characters - having main protagonists who are by any reasonable definition evil, making them the centre of the show and yet having the show resoundingly condemn their (im)moral choices. That is a hard line to walk but most of the time they pull it off very well indeed. The characterisation is brilliantly drawn as well - everyone has shades, aspects and duality to them and it is perhaps those contradictions which really drive so much of the show. There are so many times that events surprised me, but felt inevitable in retrospect, a tribute to the strength of the writing.
A fantastic cast, a great looking show (I think I am going to borrow Clark Johnson's "embedded camera" description for that "the audience is a part of the scene" style of shooting). One the one hand I am sad to have reached the end of it, on the other I am delighted that it has such a proper and fitting end. Not enough shows want or are afforded the chance to end at the right moment and in the right way.
I watched the film 'Shutter Island' in which a cop goes to an eeeeeeeevil insane asylum on an island to investigate a patient's disappearance. I can see what it was going for and it's very watchable (Ben Kingsley in particular) but doesn't quite work. Passed a couple of hours ok though.
Just caught up on episode 7 of Camelot. Morgan really needs to grow an moustache that she can twirl whenever she's being evil. She spends the episode being randomly evil. Episodes 6 & 7 were utterly dull and I really have no desire to watch the remaining 3 episodes. I may just abandon it and start watching Game of Thrones.