Saturday 24 February 2024

"His head's like a ghost town"

It's been a long while since I've got my teeth stuck into anything of note on the telly, but I've just binged Season One of The Tourist, starring Jamie Dornan, and was utterly gripped. It was relentless. From the opening homage to Duel to the final denouement, I was riveted, nay glued, to the box. The writing, the characters, the cinematography were all off the charts.

Trailer (2022)

Oh, and the soundtrack. Never has Johnny Mathis sounded so menacing. It's up on the BBC iPlayer if you want something to watch this weekend. I really think you should. 

Johnny Mathis - Just a Closer Walk With Thee (1965)



  1. It really was gripping wasn't it. We watched it when it first came out so quite a while ago now - Ireland as the Wild West.

    We're now binge watching Kin also set in Ireland. Reminds me a bit of Peaky Blinders but contemporary.

    1. Not seen the Irish episodes yet, just the Australian ones.

      I gave up on Peaky Blinders quite early - formulaic dirge. But I may well seek out Kin. Thanks, Alyson.