Index – Culture – We almost had a heart attack, we found such an exciting series on HBO Max

A torony (The Tower) The British mini-series has already caught our interest with its basics: the story focuses on a detective named Sarah Collins and a colleague who reach out for a creepy incident. The corpse of a veteran police officer and a teenage Libyan girl lies at the foot of Portland Tower in London. At the top of the tower, the green-eared Lizzie Adama and a small child tremble while the policewoman’s boss screams nervously.

The task was given to the two main characters in the series: to detect this not-so-ordinary accident. If it’s an accident at all, and not some tortuous crime that badly involves the hands of local policemen.

Gemma Whelan has been a Game of Throneswas also one of the most memorable supporting actors. Yara Greyjoy rode the joy girls in her lap in such a way that any lord of Westeros would have envied her, and not even her brother, the pushing Theon, had any doubts about the woman on their first rather awkward encounter. The actress was already well versed in this role as a boy. The towerand ban brings something very similar, only wearing a shirt and costume instead of breastplate. Tiny spoiler: it fits just as well here.

The police production was shown on June 12 by domestic HBO Max, new parts are coming weekly, and now the season is coming to an end on Sunday. Unfortunately, we add, because the screenwriters wrote an intricate story based on the two episodes we’ve seen so far that even Wire its creator could also envy it. This investigative subject has always gone well for the British, let’s just remember Idris Elba’s rock hard Lutherra, a Bodyguardre, a Broadchurchre or just a Sherlockra. The tower smoothly brings it to the level listed. In fact, because of its short and striking serving, it might go beyond them.

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The events are twofold: on one, Sarah (Gemma Whelan), already mentioned, is trying to get to the end of why Libyan immigrant Farah (Lola Elsokari) was able to take the neighboring little boy with her to the top of Portland Tower, and what led to the veteran police officer Hadley (Nick Holder) was killed that day along with the girl. We don’t usually like it when writers scatter a series with a lot of flashbacks, but here it works very well to see Lizzie Adama (Tahirah Sharif) how her relationship with her partner Hadley develops in the past and how the newcomer becomes a victim of the system. policewoman.

In this series, corruption, sexism, racism and all other forms of exclusion rage within the walls of the police.

The result of the bad situation is also this double death, which is rarely revealed by the protagonists in an exciting way. Not to be silent in front of the screen for a moment, the aftermath of the tragic incident isn’t easy either: Farah’s father isn’t cooperating with the authorities, Lizzie’s trail is lost, and the police shut up as if hiding something from DSI detectives.

The pace is quite measured, but there is simply no chance for the plot to slow down slowly. Because the season consists of only three parts. Gemma Whelan’s charisma and vehement style go to great lengths The towerin, a modern and yet classically British procedural drama is the end result, from which we would be happy if much more arrived in Hungary. Because it is nice to see that this police topic can be cultivated tensely, without empty play and without any unnecessary frills.

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The tower it originally debuted on ITV back in November last year. Worth knowing that Kate is London Metropolitanhe adapts the first book of his trilogy so he is in the deck to process the remaining two novels as well. We’d really appreciate it, we didn’t expect to get such an intricate series from HBO Max, so right at the start of the summer.


The tower is available on Hungarian with HBO Maxon.