Wednesday, August 04, 2010
- the ending,
- the portrayal of what it is to be a fed up vicar, flopped on the sofa watching rubbish TV with beer in hand ('I feel like a remnant of an illusion that people used to believe in' - great line).
Could relate to both of those things.
What I really got frustrated with, however, was the continued lack of authenticity in the portrayal of the vocation, summed up when Smallbone says 'I'm tired of having to tell people what they want to hear all the time'. Throughout the series he seemed to have no moral centre, no anchor - a representation of what the liberal elites think about faith. Gah!
I've enjoyed the programme - and I'd watch another series if they made one - but I still long for a portrayal of a priest that isn't filtered through a secular mindset.