How long will I love you? As long as stars are above you, and longer if I can.
“I think it’s sad that you’ve given up, I think you have a lot to share if you cared to. I shouldn’t be the only one who knows you.”
(Source : farous)
(Source : bienenkiste)
Have I mentioned why I like The Hour? It’s not because of the women, though they are all wonderful. But then, I love shows with strong women in them.
No, what makes The Hour stand out is, paradoxically (for me at least), its portrayal of men. They are varied, troubled, ambitious, vulnerable. Just a bit more…complicated. Instead of suffering through a show with bad male actors and even worse character arcs, in this case I find myself actually feeling more than little a little moved about their plight. Yes, even Hector’s. Definitely Hector’s. And that says a lot because his is a story that’s hard to pull but was done just right. Now Freddie is another one—certainly not appealing to all, but he has something so many other character’s lack—resolve, strength of character. Then there is Randall, haunted by his past, seeking to put things right with Lix. By revealing their weaknesses (impotence, yearning, failure), the show not only renders them with qualities otherwise portrayed as feminine, but, as is so rare on television, puts them on the same level as their strong female leads. And that’s no easy feat, especially in a media culture that perpetually fosters and often rewards the inequality of gender roles.
So, thank you, Abi Morgan and the BBC for taking a risk.
Innocence isn’t lost. It’s taken
"Helena" by My Chemical Romance
"What’s the worst that I could say? things are better if I stay, so long and goodnight…"