Tuesday, 18 October 2011
My second greatest addiction - Holby City.
As ever, there were two or three separate stories running concurrently, one being the dilemma of two brothers, illegal immigrants, one of whom had suffered a serious stab wound.
The second story was of a nun who had lived in an enclosed order for 40 years and her decision to re-enter the world outside the convent.
In the background there was the ongoing fight for the survival of the hospital's Trust Foundation status with the business 'jackals' sharpening their teeth while the enigmatic but of course, noble, Henrik Hansen, on the side of the angels, strives to protect 'his' hospital.
Each of the stories was well developed and the characters totally believable.
This is highly addictive stuff and has the merit of always keeping at least one foot on the ground, so that some sympathy can be afforded even the least likeable characters while the others are slowly acquiring cult status.
The love and/or sexual tensions which thread their way through the series are always realistic and believable and if i sound like the number one fan/addict of this series, that's because I am.
Sometimes it is good to just put ones feet up and enjoy some really good TV.