Tagged: #not tagging this lee ingleby #someone should probably tell him that his account has been hacked #lololol I can't
the idea of wearing jeans that are not skinny jeans terrifies me now i can’t remember what i used to do with all that extra space around my ankles
Do you happen to know if Lewis intended Neverland to be a deliberate topical reference to the real life horror that is slowly coming to light in the UK now? Only if not it’s really oddly prescient. I mean, there were always stories and rumours about care home scandals, there have been for years, but they only really came to the attention of the press and public in this last year, after the Savile scandal. (part of me wonders if it would be even wise for ITV to show s3 at all, at least not until after the trials got underway - if you look at john mann mp’s twitter feed, it feels like there is going to be a breakthrough soon.)
I don’t know. He’s never talked about it. But the way I understood it this recent scandal has been festering in the public eye for decades now? Plus, like black-cat-aoife wrote on fuckyeahendeavour, this is sadly something that’s very common. It’s happened in Germany and the GDR, in Ireland, in Britain … so I suppose it’s just bad timing (but yeah, it reminded me of Neverland, as well, it made shivers run down my spine).
Good question if it somehow intervenes with series 3 though. I’d like to think not since the show has been in limbo since May but … yeah that would be rather unfortunate (and infuriating). :/
Too bad there isn’t a post!Neverland interview with Russ.
Yeah, sadly it’s such a common thing - I’m a little horrified at how quickly we as a public have become “jaded” to this scandal. When the first allegations about Jimmy Savile came to light, it was shocking, but as the investigation wears on, and there’s more evidence that the establishment helped to cover up all of the crimes because some high-up people were involved, people are just…unsurprised? :/
Yeah, it’s somehow completely unsurprising and it shouldn’t be because this is far from ‘old news.’ I don’t think there’s a single case where people haven’t tried to sweep the whole thing back under the rug because it’s too shocking to even consider. And it’s scary how in Neverland the same thing happens: Wintergreen’s late wife is offended, a copper like Bright refuses to believe it (and it made me sick to my stomach to watch how everyone was positively praising Wintergreen and how *nice* Landesman seemed ugh). Russ Lewis was spot-on with Neverland, but I don’t think there was any kind of agenda on his part - just the truth and good story-telling.