“They Will Kill You”

Finally, finally finished watching the second season of The Hour this past weekend. It remained a wonderfully watchable show – Smart, suspenseful, funny when it needs to be – and continued to feel like Mad Men with simultaneously more self-importance and less self-satisfaction; for those who haven’t seen it, you should check it out. Even if the final episode’s climax is somewhat telegraphed, it’s a really nice piece of television.

What’s interesting looking back at the trailer for the season is how much of it comes from the last half – and the last episode – of the season, and yet, all of those scenes played out fresh when I eventually saw them in context. A nice piece of editing, BBC trailer makers, and a nice argument for having the entire season of a show in hand before cutting trailers, too.

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