A while ago I blogged about the new ITV2 series Trinity and its nudity-laden first episode. The series finished last night, with a sort of semi-cliffhanger ‘will we get renewed for a second series?’ finale.
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November 9, 2009 by superlativeOverall, the series was fine, and was reasonably entertaining. It was rather confused and muddled about what genre it was hoping to be, because it seemed to veer wildly from racy romp, to teen drama, to thriller, to comic sci fi. At times it was fairly gory (including someone blowing their own brains out with a big red splatter last night), and at times it was farcical and ridiculous (particularly the comic relief ‘fools’ characters, who added nothing to the series except a bit of padding).Christian Cooke was alriiiight in it, once you got used to his dodgy posh accent. His character even gained some depth, as he became more vulnerable later in the series. And the hammy characters managed to settle down a bit after the first couple of episodes, so it was fine really. I even got quite into the story.It has to be said though that they used a blatant nudity bait-and-switch to hook you in during the first episode, in much the same way that Queer As Folk did years ago. There was LOTS of sex and nudity in the first episode, Christian Cooke was barely clothed for most of it, and then there was pretty much nothing of the kind for the rest of the series. It was quite annoying to tune in dutifully each week in the hopes of seeing him nekkid again, only to be completely unrewarded. I think they owed us faithful and pervy viewers a bit more than that, and he should have at least done a shower scene halfway through the series or something.Apparently there is a DVD boxset of it coming out. I won’t be buying it of course, it wasn’t that good, but I hope they do get a second series. They left a lot of stuff open for further explanation at the end, and so it will be frustrating if they don’t. Like the whole Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles debacle, which had JUST got good when they suddenly cancelled it. Network executives are idiots.
September 21, 2009 by superlativeIt did indeed deliver plentifully on the Christian-Cooke-getting-naked side (see photo) as I had hoped, but other than that it was baaaaaaaaaad! Some of the acting was really, really terrible, and the writing was mediocre at best.Christian Cooke was OK in it; he plays a smug upper-class playboy called Dorian, and so it’s fine that his character has very little depth to it, that’s how he’s meant to be. They’ve made him do a posh accent for it though, and he just sounds a bit silly.The main posh girl is very hammy, as is the seemingly evil lecturer/doctor man. They play it like it’s a cartoon really, which then doesn’t fit with some of the other characters who are more normal.It felt a bit like it was written by someone who’s never been to university, and who has certainly never been to Oxford or Cambridge, but they’ve heard that “it’s a bit like this”. I wasn’t sure if it was meant to be a comedy, or a thriller, or a drama really.Dorian is the only character they make get naked, none of the girls even got their baps out, but that’s fine because he’s the only one I’m interested in seeing naked anyway. They do rather overplay that card I have to say, he was barely clothed at all, but I’m a superficial individual so it suited me perfectly and distracted me from the attempt at a plot.I’m going to watch the second episode because it looks like it might get going a bit more next week (they had a bizarre 10-minute-long ‘coming up next week’ montage at the end that basically showed you everything). Perhaps it was a slow start because they had to introduce all the characters, and the Dandelion Club, and the mystery surrounding the religious girl’s father. So we shall see if it improves.I’m not saying I’ll stop watching it, it wasn’t that bad, and the nudity was ample reward. But it has a definite ITV2 feel to it that left me feeling slightly unclean afterwards.
September 15, 2009 by superlative
Quite a while ago I wrote a post about vampire-smiting fitty Christian Cooke, and his upcoming new series Trinity. Well, it’s been a while coming, but I learnt recently that it’s going to start this weekend!It’s on ITV2, so they’re obviously not expecting it to be a massive ratings winner initially, but that’s fine. I know very little about it, except that it’s set at a place called Trinity College, it is vaguely spooky in nature, and it will feature gratuitous Christian Cooke toplessness. In fact, having had a look at a bit of the first episode online just now, there may even be some bottom action too. So that’s pretty much enough to sell it to me already. Not that I’m shallow or anything.You can find out more about it on the ITV website. I particularly like their optimistic bit of text that says ‘Are you hooked on Trinity? Join the show’s Facebook group now’ before it’s even been on the television.