12 thoughts on “City of Vice – City of Meh

  1. I think that there is a law that says Iain Glenn or Martin Clunes must be cast in every single series/show offered on either BritBox or Acorn. But my question is, why does Blind Brother wear a ribbon across his forehead? Vestigial head-necklace?

    1. I don’t know what the black band really is about but it’s actually in the portrait of the real John Fielding. Could be another way of signaling that he was blind or something.

  2. I will have to give this a try since I have read the series of mysteries by Bruce Alexander featuring Sir John Fielding. I wonder if this series is based on those.

  3. Gee how did the show acquire Kosh from Babylon 5?
    And you’re in error, the addition of Derek Jacobi makes anything a gazillion times better.

  4. Gotta say, this series is firmly in my background costuming TV list, along with Moulin Rouge, Outlander, Amadeus, Harlots, etc. (we need a term for that…). Even bought the DVDs. It’s slow, sure, but there’s something refreshing about it not being all about the aristocracy.

  5. Love Cadfael so much, I took the Cadfael walking tour in Shrewsbury (which is an awesome town).

  6. Mr. Susan! That reference made me LOL!
    I tried to watch City of Vice when it was on hulu and couldn’t stick with it. It may have been because the audio was really out of balance, with loud music and quiet speech. Or it may have been the strange emphasis on documentary-likee narration. That along with the moralizing tone reminded me of what the aspects I find most tedious about 18th century novels!

  7. I don’t suppose you guys could be convinced to do a costume review of the Cadfael series?

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