Wednesday, October 06, 2021

The S.S. Silvacre

So, speaking of crime shows, thanks to The Series of Tubes I am aware there is a British police procedural miniseries called “Vigil” on the BBC. My understanding of the series is that Suranne Jones (Gentleman Jack herself) and Rose Leslie (the hottest Wildling) play detectives investigating a death on a submarine, and also they give each other an extended hug. Now, The Series of Tubes being the series of tubes it also informed me that Suranne and Rose do more than hug. So, clearly, this is now pertinent to all of my interests.

As yet, mostly because of general laziness, I have not had a chance to watch this show. But the women wear autumnal clothes while investigating crimes and making out so, I ask, what’s not to like?

Obviously, the show presents some workplace sexual harassment concerns. Suranne plays Detective Chief Inspector Amy Silva who ostensibly is the boss of Rose’s Detective Sergeant Kirsten Longacre. But, hey, there’s a good portmanteau already, so get it Silvacre! I mean, it’s literally a show about a ship, of course they have a shipper name.

I am going to have to ask our Kittens Across the Pond for some more real-time intel on the show. I understand the finale was last month so, was it worth it? I anxiously await its arrival on one of our stateside streaming services (or, you know, a good link which wink, wink is totally above board). Not having seen the show but feeling supremely confident in my uninformed assessments, I will from here on out until my actual viewing of it (and perhaps even after) be referring to this show as “The Hunt for Lesbian October.” I feel good about my choices.

7 comments:

Pauline said...

It was good! It gave me quite a few "The hunt for Red October" vibes, but gayer and with a lot more women. Bonus point for Scottish accents and landscapes.
If you have a VPN, you can watch all 6 episodes on BBC iPlayer... which I absolutely did not do as I don't live in the UK *cough cough*.

Unknown said...

And not to be a picky and pompous arsehole, but it would be HMS Silvacre not SS Silvacre, as we are talking about British ships ;)

Helena said...

Can't wait , I will get it here in South Africa from 11 October. Love the correction comment to HMS Silvacre

Carmen San Diego said...

lesbian October indeed, there’s also a lesbian relatioship on New Amsterdam and The Morning Show

Anonymous said...

It has everything you need.
ending (re romance) did cut so close to my personal issues, phew, I got better at mine own relationship thanks to that, so winner for me this year,as an educational tv...

Anonymous said...

Definitely worth it. Great show.

fridax said...

Yep, it was so worth it for the HMS Silvacre! :D

The plot itself was convoluted, but entertaining.