3 October 2009 | anonomice
don't spend five minutes on five Days. see the 2009 Hunter.
the writing of the journalists and the required over eager reckless press officer and sobbing grandma was ham-fisted and cliché ridden.
I cant blame the actors, but surely someone must have said "are you joking I cant say this!"
This episode had a press perspective and police perspective, while the police perspective was standard enough, the press perspective and characterization was overdrawn exaggerated and at points insultingly unbelievable.
I notice that this was an HBO co production, if so then perhaps the sledgehammer stereotypes can be explained in that light,
I was completely cringing during the press conference scene. it lacked any credibility and did not remotely ring true. 40 minutes into the first episode and I am still waiting for the suspense.
Skip Five Daysthis. the 2008/9 production with these characters is far better and more suspenseful even if the crime is over the top.
This story had unforgivable moments which can only be described as staggeringly unbelievable.
For a press officer to start a press conference without an investigating officer present to take press questions.
so unbelievable it felt like amateur hour.
I then began looking for Journalists called "Scoop" and for Perry White to make an appearance.
I saw the 2009 Hunter before "five days"made it to Australia, not realizing it was a prequel and was looking forward to Bonneville and McTeer going around again.
Head shakingly awful.