The Rolling Stones said it best:
You can’t always get what you want.
I can’t get no satisfaction.
Forget the White T-Shirt gang and a season full of spoilers. The writers have shown nothing but disdain for their fans. What a ridiculous ending. Keeping in mind and thinking back to Season 1, Daniel Miller only worked under Steven Frost for less than a year. They hardly knew one another. Valerie, what were you thinking?
So, it was a Richard Armitage filled weekend for fans, with the premiere of The Lodge at Sundance, and enough press shots and interviews to satisfy – including some good reviews. Still, there are fans like me who are not going out of their way to see a horror/thriller film such as this – which is supposed to scare the crap out of you, and has a reportedly only 20 minutes of Armitage screen time. OTOH, I felt good this morning learning that the film has already sold and has distribution rights. There were a fair number of industry and Armitage tweets and retweets picking up that news.
But the real boost came with the announcement that Richard Armitage is going to STAR in The Stranger, a Harlan Coben based limited series for Netflix UK. This news was trumpeted by so many entertainment media sites on social media – it’s a blitz, and it felt great. This felt especially great, the full article has 51 shows to look forward to, and The Stranger is not listed first – but the photo appearing first, was this one:
Believe you me, after last night’s Berlin Station, episode, SOME SPOILERS SPOILERS coming now – stop reading if you want to wait: after the whole Miller/Frost confrontation and Daniel with dead open eyes, killed by, of all characters, feckless Steven Frost, I wanted to pull my hair out. I’m still finding a way to believe that Steven Frost is not Diver, or if he was, he didn’t kill Daniel’s mother, but I’m not looking for a way to manipulate that Daniel Miller lives. He’s gotta be dead by now. Please be dead by now, Daniel. If they bring him to life again, after Season 1, getting shot in the back, and Season 3 getting shot in the front, I don’t think I’ll have even a reserve more of outrage left. Meanwhile, join the discussion at Me and Richard to express opinions on the episode. I’ll be chiming in there as well to bitch about the indignity of anybody being killed by modern day Steven Frost, let alone Daniel Miller falling for the oldest trick in the book. He hasn’t really been a great spy.
Makes one think the only thing for Richard Armitage fans is to see the first 20 minutes of the film to watch Armitage and the last 20 minutes to find out the twist.
Of interest. I can’t vouch for the credentials of the author.
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Thanks to Fabo for the alerting tweet.
The Lodge / U.S.A., United Kingdom (Directors: Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala, Screenwriters: Sergio Casci, Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala, Producers: Simon Oakes, Aliza James, Aaron Ryder) — In this psychologically chilling slow burn, a young woman and her reticent new stepchildren find themselves isolated in the family’s remote winter cabin, locked away to dredge up the mysteries of her dark past and the losses that seem to haunt them all. Cast: Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell, Lia McHugh, Alicia Silverstone, Richard Armitage. World Premiere