We had a lot of great telly this week with thrillers like the finale of Liar. We also said adu to the complicated but truly worth it, Rellik finale!
Liar (Finale on Monday 16th October 2017 BBC1)
The psychological thriller had lots going for it, and the built up was mounting, so much that the evidence was stacked against Andrew. Our opinion of Andrew as a character had become sour as the series went on, as more and more was revealed about his psychotic nature. The bluffing eventually got too real for Andrew! We just wanted him to go down for what he did, but instead the closing scenes panned onto a dead silhouette amongst the marshes.
His death was a surprise to all of us, but maybe for Laura it wasn’t. I wondered what really went on – if she had got to him and wanted to end it once and for all.
This series was engaging and has potential for a second. After all, what really happened to Andrew? Suicide or covered up murder?
Series star rating: 4 stars!
Rellik (Finale on Monday 16th October 2017 ITV1)
The summary at the start was there to help us, but in all honesty, it just showed us how much we had forgotten. It was like watching a show on X4 or X8 and not following anything.
The plot took a dramatic turn in last weeks episode, in which we saw Elaine (aka Helena Parides) kill the Dr Jonas Borner in his car. She later attacked Dr Isaac Taylor after revealing such a haunting revelation that made us think differently about her whole character and intentions.
The series took its time to build, and lost many viewers in the process, but trust me when I say, that the finale not only pulled it all together, but it also had you hooked on every word and scene. And all of a sudden hell is breaking loose and you don’t know where to look. Blood, car chases, gun shots and fire all in one episode. Brilliant!
The episode, mostly focusing on Elaine and Gabrielle, ended with a little hope, but we are still not certain. Will Elaine return or it the hell over for him in series 2?
What a way to finish a series, which a first was so confusing! I had the time and patience to watch these episodes, and relished in the challenge of decoding it.
I liked the way the plot all linked in by the end.
Series star rating: 3 stars
I loved these series (Liar more than Rellik) and I hope you enjoyed them too !
Until the next review…