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Series about slow horses, dirty and messy intelligence agents

Series about slow horses, dirty and messy intelligence agents

“Surrounded by losers, misfits and drunks. Hanging by your nails you made a mistake, you got burned at the stake”, sung by Mick Jagger in the song performed for the occasion, and it seems best summary from slow horseThe new British detective series on Apple TV+ starring Gary Oldman.

Although the description includes the words “spy” and “British”, the proposal has nothing to do with James Bond, making it really hard to think of anything further away.

in papers, slow horse Although it is a spy thriller It would also be fair to frame it as a black comedy.,

There's a great Gary Oldman in Slow Horse.  photo apple tv

There’s a great Gary Oldman in Slow Horse. photo apple tv

pure bred british

It has intrigue, action and, as you would expect from a British production, much more. black humor and satire, It is based on the novel of the same name by Mick Heron, which is part of the saga. swamp house, The adaptation was in charge of Will Smith—not the actor who turned into a boxer, but the comedy’s screenwriter. veep— and the direction of James Hoss.

The series begins with River Cartwright, a young agent played by Jack Lowden, who after making a mistake is sent to “The House in the Swamp”, a pig in a London neighborhood. Where do the infamous MI5 spies go? Performing unimportant administrative work.

a kind of purification More thought so that they resign rather than reinvent themselves in the first line. In addition, the unfortunate is used for actions in which MI5 does not want to face the consequences, which we know here as “inorganic agents”: they are spies, but if something goes wrong, their No one is responsible for being a spy.

Gary Oldman, Fabulous and Dirty

Slow Horse, a British comedy about disgraced MI5 agents.  photo apple tv

Slow Horse, a British comedy about disgraced MI5 agents. photo apple tv

There always awaits Jackson Lamb, played by the brilliant Gary Oldman, who by all means is responsible for ruining any shred of dignity that might be left to his failed agents.

director and screenwriter They make it clear from the very first scene just how obnoxious the character is..

While this may seem like an unpleasant and minor detail, the relationship between Oldman’s character and his gasps is repeated throughout the episode, but not as a simple dirty joke in the Eddie Murphy style, but as a resource. which is used by the lamb itselfshow the rest how disgusting it is And how proud he is to be one, “better on the inside” he says without moving the muscles in his face.

In spite of everything, with the passage of chapters (those who haven’t read the book) will be able to see that Lamb is much more than that lowly and cynical.

In Slow Horse, the pivot is a fight against far-right groups.  Although comedy dominates.  photo apple tv

In Slow Horse, the pivot is a fight against far-right groups. Although comedy dominates. photo apple tv

It’s worth clarifying that these hopeless agents aren’t clumsy spies like Maxwell Smart, they’re People like everyone who made a mistake, they are not forgiven And they ended up in a place with little chance of redemption, which in turn dragged them into a life of personal failures that we are slowly getting to know.

fight the supremacists

The monotony of the seedy building and its grim team of antagonist heroes are torn apart when they become embroiled in a dark conspiracy of racial abduction and remote group investigation, The Cold War is no longer the pivot of the world of espionage, but the disturbing growth of these supremacist political groups. A concern that Europe has far beyond imagination.

In addition to Gary Oldman and Jack Lowden, the cast includes Olivia Cooke, Rosalind Eliezer, Saskia Reeves, Dustin Demary-Burns, Paul Higgins, Christopher Chung and two British acting stars: Kristin Scott Thomas and Jonathan Price,

And no, Mick Jagger’s involvement is not a lost fact in the first paragraph. Together with Daniel Pemberton—the man in charge of the series’ music—they notably composed funny gameA beautiful song with touches from Tom Waits, which couldn’t fit better with the atmosphere of Slow Horse.

The slow horse, the failed MI5 agent, arrives at the "House of the Swamp".  photo apple tv

The slow horse, the failed MI5 agent, arrives at the “House of the Swamp”. photo apple tv

It took him hardly an hour to complete what he said, because when he had read the books, he was very clear about what he needed to do. like always.

The first season will have six chapters — for now four are released every Friday with a new one — and there will be a second. However, due to the large number of books in this saga, it cannot be denied that there are more.

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