Tag Archives: television

Screenshots

The Haunting of Bly Manor‘ – I enjoyed this ghost story. The only thing that bugged me was the obvious fact it wasn’t shot in the UK. Faux British architecture doesn’t do it for me. The above screenshot is an attempt to set a London scene.

Screenshots

A couple of more interesting elements were introduced in ‘Waking the Dead’ episode, in one episode (S6) a character is assulted in a phone box with a psychedelic compound made with woad and another (S5) where a man is murdered while making a call…

And in ‘Upload’, the design for the digitial after life still includes a phone booth…

Screenshots: Lockdown viewing

Upright
(good Aussie comedy/drama, making me a little homesick)

Screenshots: Covid 19 viewing

More screen time is ahead of me in the coming months. I’m normally don’t sit in front of the TV for too long but as I’m trying to do my civic duty and not leave the house, this will be difficult. Here’s a few to start the next phase with:

I like that in Supergirl we see a photo of a couple on someones phone with the indication that the photo was taken in the UK, thanks to the iconic, red phone box in the background.

Screenshots: Superheroes

From the recent movie Captain Marvel and the tv series Watchmen (a phone booth used to talk to a blue god) to an iconic favourite – Buffy.

Recent viewing

French TV

In English the show is called ‘Black Spot’ but although my French is not so good even I know ‘Zone Blanche’ translates as ‘White’ zone. It refers to the lack of communication signals in the town and forest. I find it curious that languages can refer to the same occurrence with a phrase that uses opposite terms.

I’m glad I caught this text. Indicates the way phone booths are going. In this story the locals shot at the telecoms men who came to dismantle it.

Urban USA on TV

Black Monday

A lot more TV viewing

Abducted in plain site‘ (documentary)
Why do American sit coms like to stick classic UK phone boxes inside all the time? This from the ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘.
The Canadians do it too – ‘Orphan Black‘ where Felix has a phone box inside his flat.
German sci-fi drama ‘Dark‘ sets this scene for the year 1986.
Not a box as such but I like this scene from ‘Sahara’

QI conversation

Phoneboxes featured on a QI episode a little while ago: