Must See TV: Breathless: Season One

by - September 17, 2014

A Vintage Nerd

I devoured all three episodes of Breathless (in the UK it was split into 6 episodes I believe) and I have come to tell you that yes, it is worth viewing. The first episode dragged on a bit but by the end of it I was hooked!

There are pluses and minuses to this show and as most of you know I love anything that has good writing in it. The writing wasn't on the level of Sherlock but it had a lot of potential. I know I am using the past tense. I say this because sadly they will not be renewing it for a second season.

I find that to be a travesty to Masterpiece Theater and to storytelling in general. I do not know why stories are told and then left with so many loose ends just because it isn't as popular as Downton Abbey. Just ridiculous.

I say this show had a lot of potential. The acting was superb, the sets and costumes are groovy in every way, and the characters were very intriguing.

The negatives were that some of the story lines weren't as clear as they could have been and at time s confusing. But like I said, there was so much potential. And to leave the viewers and fans with that final scene will just make you want to grab a gin and tonic (pun to the 60's heavy drinking). 

Breathless
Breathless
Breathless
Breathless

All in all, even with its flaws this show has a dreamy cast and was refreshing to watch a show that battled with living a life of lies. For example, characters like Elizabeth who seem like the victim and then at the end make you wonder who is the real tragic character, her or Otto? I love those little twists they had!

I do hope they reconsider and make another season, Fingers and toes crossed for that one!

What did you think of it? Will you be watching on PBS? Does a show set in the 1960's London suit your fancy?

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10 comments

  1. I didn't want to like it, but I LOVED IT!

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    1. Me tooooooooooooooooo Aubrey! Btw I love your name!! xox

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  2. Honestly, I'm afraid we defer in opinion. Please don't throw anything at me. LOL. I thought it was terribly trashy. There was just a wee too many people having affairs, being blackmailed into having sex...but can't way we weren't warned when the blurb said sexual revolution, but I was expecting more freeing, feminist-like sex, not this. That being said, the mystery in the end disappointed me too. I was expecting this huge reveal and appalling crime and it was just..well, what it was. But I sure did love the clothes. Would I have watched season two? Sadly, yes. I'm such a period drama junkie, I'll watch whatever is on 'cause the selection is so small, but I'm not terribly disappointed it wasn't renewed.

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    1. Heheh I couldnt never throw anything at you silly! I hear you on all those points and like you I am a period drama junkie too. I still need to get my hands on A Young Doctor's Notebook Season Two, Marchlands, and Lightfields. Season Two of The Paradise is coming to PBS next weekend yeapeeeeeeeee xox

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    2. The Paradise season 2 starts next weekend?! I just finished season 1, I loved it! :)

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  3. I had the same reaction as you. I wasn't sure about the first episode, but I was completely won over by the end. I'm sad I won't be seeing Otto, Angela, Jean, and Lily again. (I was quite sure Elizabeth had become completely deranged by that last scene!)

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    1. Elizabeth was totally deranged. I hope something happens and they give it a second chance. I mean at least a proper ending!!!! xox

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  4. I wonder if this show was inspired by the success of Masters of Sex?

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    1. Tina, I haven't seen Masters of Sex yet! I want to though!!! xox

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  5. I haven't seen this one, I'll have to go watch it. :)

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