the acting choices will haunt me forever... amandas eyes and lip curl and nose scrunch when she says "what you really are doesn't really matter"... if they wanted that to be a sweet line she would've fucking played it sweetly... also marks tweet about that detective show and blue mondays? i didn't know what it was so i just googled itv blue mondays and the first article that came up was so weird? "The date was coined by a doctor who claimed to have calculated it using an equation." okay?
RIGHT! I think Amanda is a great actor- that whole scene is designed to sit Wrong with us- Mary’s last DVD is dismissive and subtly sneering, as shown in Mary’s facial expressions, as you said. (more on the writing side of things in that scene here)
Compare that with Amanda’s acting as Miss Mardle in Mr Selfridge- a really beautiful, moving performance, in my opinion.
For example: (spoilers though!)
We feel empathy for her as her character in Mr Selfridge and yet in what should be Mary’s ‘shining moment’ in her death scene, we feel none. That’s deliberate to me, with Amanda deliberately playing into the insincere melodrama of it. She is consciously playing Mary as a villain.
As for Mark’s tweet:
Blue Monday this year was Monday 16th January… I just saw @teapotsubtext say this was the day after The Final Problem… :) Hopefully the RT means this detective show is worth the watch! ;)