The State Within

Watched this a second time this week. Holds up great. My favorite kind of television: espionage, intrigue, hot gay men kissing and just a touch of cheesy dialogue to remind me it’s not as scary as I feel. The suspense ramps up intensely in this BBC mystery set in Washington and Tampa. Ben Daniels plays the most complicated gay male character seen on television, possibly ever (Omar Little of The Wire is in a league of his own people). Jason Isaacs plays sexy, Sharon Gless steals icy cold scary and the supporting cast shines in this 6-part mini-series mixing international politics with corporate greed.

10/29/12: Third time’s a charm. Watched this over the past few weeks, maybe months. Finally got to the last episode just as Hurricane Sandy reached land last weekend.  This series really holds up. Great mix of suspense, political intrigue and good old-fashioned melodrama.  Everyone is excellent in this ensemble piece. This miniseries will please just about any crowd over 18. 5 out of 5.

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