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We’re back to discuss the first and second episodes of the second season of the Apple TV Plus adaptation of Mick Herron’s Slow Horses. We talk about love on the rocks, impressions of new characters and eating on camera. All that and much more in this episode.
Season 2, Episode 1 – Last Stop
Season 2, Episode 2 – From Upshott With Love
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5 thoughts on “Barbican Station – SLOW HORSES Season Two Premiere Recap”
Really enjoyed the chat on first two episodes of series 2 of Slow Horses. Quite agree about casting of Molly Doran – and I noticed she had FEET! My Molly Doran-in-my-head is Miriam Margolyes (a few years ago) Or Kathy Burke – though she’s already played similar part as Connie in Oldman’s “Tinker, Tailor…” so probably wouldn’t be appropriate. Most of the rest are fine.
Yes, they’ve done well with other casting so willing to give the benefit of the doubt, but we’ll see! As always, thanks for listening!
I very much like Naomi Wirthner (who apparently has lost part of one leg) as Molly Doran. And I very much like Aimee-Ffion Edwards as Shirley. I think the producers/directors of the TV adaptations to date have done an excellent job of casting. The characters of Molly and Shirley have been somewhat “softened” from the book (I have read through Book 5, “London Rules,” and I am now reading “The Marylebone Drop), and I think that is altogether appropriate. The character of Molly with her exaggerated makeup could easily have slipped into caricature, and I was delighted to see that Shirley’s cocaine addiction from the book was given no focus whatsoever. I am loving both the books and the TV adaptations ❤️❤️ Looking forward to seeing the final episode of Season 2 this Friday.
You’re probably right about those characters performances, they’re so vivid in the books, it’s hard to not compare. Can’t wait to hear wait you think of the finale.
I’m going to have to think of the series (especially number 2) and the books as two separate things and appreciate them as they are. I found myself SO irritated yesterday watching it with all those changes – Ho on a train following Chernitsky, Shirley on a motorbike, Catherine at the Glasshouse, that ridiculous fight on the train and then my problems with certain casting decisions… I love Lamb, Taverner, Catherine and River and I’ve got used to Roddy. But I can’t go with the casting for other Slow Horses. The plot of this one has been so over-complicated and over-the-top. I had to watch it twice to see why the plane was still flying without “The Bomb”; why was Spider being targeted by Pashkin when the obvious people to control were the two MI5 operatives? But I did like that we had a tiny taster for series 3, though that too looks to have been re-written…