Hard Sun is a pre-apocalyptic crime drama set in contemporary London. 8: Will Hard Sun go down in flames? Based on this opener, Hard Sun, as handsome and competent as it is over-the-top, is up for grabs. The 'Hard Sun' references throughout kind of reminded me of the 'Bad Wolf' (might have got it wrong) ones that permeated several series of Dr Who (in the David Tennant era). Supporting Content. It begins with a woman, played by former model Agyness Deyn, being attacked in her gorgeously grimy house (all flats and houses in Luther, too, are worth a feature in World of Interiors magazine, even when they’re supposed to be hovels). Poor old Ramachandran: the mercenary hacker gets some of the roughest lines. Summary Edit. It's also the code name for the event itself, which… Some people think the hard sun is a black hole. N eil Cross’s Hard Sun (BBC One) has been the bonkers Saturday-night treat that kept on giving. It certainly does an effective job transposing to contemporary London the end-of … An internet killer is targeting people who believe they wish to die and Mooney thinks he knows how to trap him. The story plot is comprised of the main events in a story organized sequential. Edit: just rewarded the end and yes it does appear to be a black hole. [13], "Hulu Teams With BBC For Neil Cross Crime Series 'Hard Sun', Jim Sturgess & Agyness Deyn To Star", "In the First Trailer for Hard Sun, Law and Order Crumbles in the Face of the Apocalypse", "Hulu Sets Premiere Dates For 'Handmaid's Tale', 'The Path' & Two New Series", "Germany's ZDF Boards 'Hard Sun,' New Series for BBC and Hulu From 'Luther' Creator", "Is Hard Sun getting a second series? But the movie isn't about a plot. It’s there when Hicks is making his young daughter drink juice; it’s there when they plug the USB – that’s a flash drive – into the phone and it informs them of the end of days, via what appears to be a long-lost Adam Curtis film. “Hard Sun ” has many of the things you expect from a British crime drama: Competent visuals, a solid cast, a serialized tale of criminality, and a nearly unending string of overcast days. The dots in a scatter plot not only report the values of individual data points, but also patterns when the data are taken as a whole. On iPlayer. But it’s relentlessly thrilling, playing familiar notes with virtuoso skill, and from the standoff with MI5 to the big reveal about Renko’s secret, it digs its claws in and doesn’t let go. After an opening hour that chucked a kilo of cooked plot-spaghetti at several walls to see what stuck, Hard Sun … Mystifying when it should be clear and clear when it should be mystifying, it is the murkiest, most unsatisfying of thrillers. Old Man 43 Posts: 6,171. Sturgess’s wide-boy lothario shtick is a little hackneyed, but Deyn is good as the haunted Renko; blank where necessary, with an intriguing Linda Connor leanness that works well for the action here. Share. From the Leftovers to Under The Dome, the end is always nigh It’s as if Luther, Line of Duty and Utopia all went to the pub together, emerged several hours later, steaming, and decided to form a supergroup. :-) 0. To edit a plot, tap it. [9] It was cancelled after one season. The plot takes a dark turn when Young-sook later becomes a serial killer. What happened to DCI Butler? Brooding … Agyness Deyn and Jim Sturgess in Hard Sun. There is even a secret from the past, although not the one we expect. With Jim Sturgess, Agyness Deyn, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Derek Riddell. His name is Sydney, and he has found an unshaven young bum dozing against the wall of a coffee shop and offered him a cup of coffee and a cigarette. By Ian Sandwell. We fast-forward eight months to learn that Deyn is Elaine Renko, a brooding detective who returns to work after the attack to be the mysterious new partner of brooding detective Charlie Hicks, played as a kind of Tom Hardy-lite geezer by Jim Sturgess. This Hard Sun review contains spoilers. Agyness Deyn and Jim Sturgess on Hard Sun: 'It felt like our bodies were going to combust', The best TV this week: Sarah Lancashire stars in missing-child drama Kiri. It’s brutal, gruesome and an oddly one-sided fight; the gas is turned on, a match is lit and, as the flames begin to lick towards the living room, it all looks a bit like a mushroom cloud. Hard Sun, BBC One review - cops versus the end of the world Sizzling start for Neil Cross's pre-apocalyptic thriller. — Anonymous. The first series will contain six one-hour long episodes. The … Hard Sun season finale While the BBC hasn’t officially confirmed a second run, writer Neil has expressed his desire for more Hard Sun. Hard Sun’s apocalyptic setting isn’t the first show to signal the end of the world as we know it. 'Hard Sun' Episode 6 Review: 7 Reasons Why The Final Was A Total Let Down Well, that's six weeks of our lives we'll never get back. I suspect that, regardless of the direction it chooses to take, I’ll be sucked in, fully committed to watching the world end. Renko and Hicks change tactic and bring the fight to Grace's door. My review of season 1 is HERE. Contemporary crime drama set in a world that faces certain destruction, from the creator of Luther. So how can that stretch to 5 series which is what Neil Cross wanted? Deep State Season 2 Episode 2: Hard Sun Summary: Miller, along with Amanda Jones, flies to Mali to contain an increasingly unstable situation. On iPlayer. But Hard Sun is a beautifully shot, involving drama, combining thrilling pacing with some stunning visuals. In his fifth feature, Taiwanese director Chung Mong-hong finds tenderness and violence in a hard-working family whose two sons grow up facing in opposite directions. Hard Sun Episode Summaries Guide & TV Show Schedule: Two detectives with an uneasy working relationship discover a terrible secret - the world is going to end in the immediate future. Hard Sun, BBC One review - cops versus the end of the world | reviews, news & interviews. The plot is a crucial element for any story, and I challenge you to think of a great film or book that has a mediocre plot. The suspense and mystery of Hard Sun is the core of the plot and is beautifully intermingled with the gloom and doom of the world ending and the revelation of the government’s plans to deal with it. So far, so The Bridge. If scientists in the Hard Sun universe initially discovered that a GRB had hit the earth from outside the solar system, and scientists were beginning to see its effects, the Hard Sun name would refer to the increase in solar UV radiation experienced on earth. From the Leftovers to Under The Dome, the end is always nigh Episode 6 is the sixth episode of Hard Sun. The website's critical consensus reads, "Hard Sun's heady mix of narrative and visual flourishes buckle under a surfeit of clichés that ultimately weigh it down and leave the show a muddled mess. (Apologies if this was in fact explained while I popped to the loo!) The plot made no sense as the decision by the leads to release the information was made without a second of contemplation. Add a new plot ; Get the IMDb App. Renko and Hicks change tactic and bring the fight to Grace's door. Hard Sun’s apocalyptic setting isn’t the first show to signal the end of the world as we know it. The man's face is sad and lined, and he lights cigarettes as if he's been living in casinos for centuries. What happened to DCI Butler? AGYNESS DEYN’s character is on a mission to save the world in Hard Sun but it is the show’s ratings which could do with rescuing right now. 08/01/2018 BBC/Euston Films. Scatter plots’ primary uses are to observe and show relationships between two numeric variables. That said, it is silly, at times. “Midnight Sun” does what it means to do for the people it means to do it for—and that might just be enough. In this scenario the enlarged sun graphics are creative license meant to illustrate the increased effects of the sun. Cross took his inspiration for Hard Sun from the David Bowie song Five Years, in which Bowie views a doomed-to-die Earth with a renewed sense of unity and wonder. Hard Sun, a joint effort from BBC and Hulu, is an ultra-violent, not very believable and mostly unlikeable hot mess that has bits and pieces that would, separately, make for more interesting series. But Hard Sun is a beautifully shot, involving drama, combining thrilling pacing with some stunning visuals. H ow we’d laugh if, amid the eye-rolling and nostril flaring, the sun just exploded and everyone died. 8: Will Hard Sun go down in flames? The woman escapes, but it turns out there’s more to worry about than scorched decor: the sun has gone to pot, the world has only got five years left and MI5 is trying to keep it from everyone to avoid mass panic and, presumably, an acceleration of humanity’s decline. Young-sook learns that she will be sentenced to life in prison in the future for the murders that she committed. Plot summary. We’re told Whitehall is behind a decision to pull surveillance. Hard Sun crams more plot into the opening episode than most series manage over their entire run. Like a typewriter that you plug in! So little information was given about the Hard Sun that they could take it in any direction but it's really all just an excuse to make an inferior event series full of tired cliches. Hard Sun: Apocalypse drama leaves viewers divided over ‘bonkers’ plot 'Completely lost' HARD SUN debuted on BBC One tonight and saw DI Elaine Renko and … Hard Sun crams more plot into the opening episode than most series manage over their entire run. But when the always sneaky Derek Riddell shows up as a top-brass police officer, you know there’s some big-time government conspiracy going on. The protagonists are two mismatched police officers, Charlie Hicks and Elaine Renko, who stumble upon proof that a mysterious cosmic event will destroy the earth in five years, a fact the government is trying to keep secret to avoid complete anarchy. There’s a tendency to overexplain when it’s not at all necessary. A flash drive.” Did you hear that, Nana? “Rising Sun” has gotten everything backward. [11], Reviews for the first season were mixed. As the characters face their new reality, Hard Sun does a superb job of integrating that fear into the show. It’s a gutsy, ambitious concept, and when the real world has leaders comparing the size of their nuclear buttons, its apocalyptic angst feels timely. Luther’s creator, Neil Cross, does not like viewers to feel safe in their own homes. A lot of it was a confusing mess, but yeah. Summary Edit. The Platform ending explained. It is set to premiere on Hulu in the United States on March 7, 2018. Not available. This is a doomy portent of impending annihilation. Hard Sun, BBC One review - cops versus the end of the world . The series premiered on Hulu in the United States on 7 March 2018. The Sun Also Rises follows a group of young American and British expatriates as they wander through Europe in the mid-1920s. Hard Sun season 2: Plot, release date, cast and everything you need to know. It could rein in its excesses and end up a smart, contemplative thriller, or it could put its foot down, and embrace its full-throttle, operatic barminess. Hard Sun crams more plot into the opening episode than most series manage over their entire run. Parents need to know that Hard Sun is a series set in London where two detectives have uncovered what could be proof of a looming worldwide apocalypse.This show's startling violence is its most alarming aspect, with people shot, stabbed, set aflame, thrown out of windows, gouged in the eyes, beaten with police batons, and bludgeoned with hammers. Hard Sun is an upcoming pre-apocalyptic British television drama series created and written by Neil Cross, starring Agyness Deyn and Jim Sturgess. If it gets a second series hopefully that will be explained. The Queen's Gambit's plot hole can be explained by the book. The series is a BBC co-production with the American streaming service Hulu. Hard Sun is absolutely mental. Forum Member 10/02/18 - 22:38 edited 10/02/18 - 22:39 #33. lordOfTime wrote: » So, Hard Sun was a supernova, in the end? I also like that they appear to be avoiding a tired old will-they-won’t-they setup, for now, at least – after that last spat on the beach, batons drawn, the pair would have some making up to do first. It's about these specific people in this place and time, and that's why it's so good: It listens and sees. Two detectives with opposing viewpoints are forced to work together in a pre-apocalyptic criminal world. Directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia , Spanish actors Iván Massagué, Zorion Eguileor, Antonia San Juan and Emilio Buale Coka star … 2 / 6 Renko and Hicks chase a murderer motivated by the Hard Sun dossier being made public. 'Hard Sun' Episode 1 Review: 11 Questions We Have After The BBC Drama's Debut There was certainly a LOT going on. [7] The first series was released on DVD and Blu-ray on 19 February 2018. Synopsis:Rotten Tomatoes, home of the Tomatometer, is the most trusted measurement of quality for Movies & TV. [1][2], The first series contains six episodes. The man who brought us killers lurking under the bed and other urban legend-style horror shows, has turned his attention to the apocalypse, with the ridiculously gripping and often plain ridiculous Hard Sun (BBC One, Saturday). When she explains how the hackers transport data, she clarifies that it’s “usually a USB memory stick. Not available. Hard Sun is a pre-apocalyptic crime show set in contemporary London. They are all members of the cynical and disillusioned Lost Generation, who came of age during World War I (1914–18). [10], Hard Sun is a pre-apocalyptic crime drama set in contemporary London. It was made available on BBC iplayer on January 6th, 2018. Summaries. So, Hard Sun was a supernova, in the end? An internet killer is targeting people who believe they wish to die and Mooney thinks he knows how to trap him. The specifics of 'Hard Sun' were kept slightly vague during the first season, with only glimpses at the government files that pointed to an "extinction level event" in five years. There turns out to be a kind of a plot (a customer doesn't pay Clementine $300, and John gets violent and then calls Sydney to help him out of a mess). The Sun Also Rises is a 1926 novel by American writer Ernest Hemingway, his first, that portrays American and British expatriates who travel from Paris to the Festival of San Fermín in Pamplona to watch the running of the bulls and the bullfights.An early and enduring modernist novel, it received mixed reviews upon publication. 'Hard Sun' Episode 6 Review: 7 Reasons Why The Final Was A Total Let Down Well, that's six weeks of our lives we'll never get back. Edit Report This. He has a deep, precise voice: We get a quick impression that he knows what he thinks and says what be believes. Hard Sun Episode 2. Hard Sun viewers ANGRY with season finale: ‘No second series please!’ HARD SUN viewers were left angered by tonight’s season finale that was seemingly left open for a second series. I wonder if there’s going to be a series 2 as it seems somehow to early to end it there. H ow we’d laugh if, amid the eye-rolling and nostril flaring, the sun just exploded and everyone died. There’s an intriguing pulse running underneath the big action hero arc of the drama: does the small stuff matter? The definitive site for Reviews, Trailers, Showtimes, and Tickets The protagonists are two mismatched police officers, Charlie Hicks and Elaine Renko, who stumble upon proof that a mysterious cosmic event will destroy the earth in five years, a fact the government is trying to keep secret to avoid complete anarchy. In order to make sure a deal gets over the line, he hatches a plot that will tie up a number of loose ends for him. Identification of correlational relationships are common with scatter plots. Hard Sun isn’t real, it’s an information warfare weapon, and the government doesn’t want it released, because it would spread chaos like a plague the way it was intended to in the event of a major global conflict. It premiered on BBC One on 6 January 2018, with all six episodes subsequently available on the same day via BBC iPlayer. Still, when there are only five years of life left anyway, who knows what will happen before the sun goes down? Glad I stuck with #HardSun until the end. [8], Writer Neil Cross has since expressed his wish to continue the series beyond its first run, claiming he has sketched out a potential five-year story arc. I thought it was a massive solar flare. Computers! Hard Sun is a pre-apocalyptic British crime drama series, created and written by Neil Cross, starring Agyness Deyn and Jim Sturgess as the principal characters, DI Elaine Renko and DCI Charlie Hicks. by Adam Sweeting Sunday, 07 January 2018. It's the end of the world as we know it. Supporting Content. It’s ruggedly neon-lit and deeply violent and gory, as you would expect from Cross, in an exaggerated, comic-book kind of way (what with Gunpowder and now this, the BBC’s Saturday night drama slot is turning into a look-if-you-dare occasion). — Mark Dee (@MarkDee84) February 10, 2018. With such an irresistible skeleton, it’s difficult not to submit. There are hackers, hacktivists, police investigations into other police officers, global cover-ups, familial violence and romantic back stories both hinted at and dragged out into the open. Get the IMDb App; Hard Sun (2018) Plot Summary (1) Two detectives with opposing viewpoints are forced to work together in a pre-apocalyptic criminal world. We only got a few glimpses. Hard Sun is similarly best appreciated as a runaway freight-train of doom and gloom. We break down the fundamentals of a story plot, and use the best movie examples to show you how it is different from characters, setting, and theme. I was trying to encourage my older teen to watch it but I think he was put off by the violence in episode one. Synopsis:Rotten Tomatoes, home of the Tomatometer, is the most trusted measurement of quality for Movies & TV. "[12] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the season a score of 46 out of 100 based on 9 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Episode 1 1 / 6 DCI Hicks and DI Renko stumble on a lethal secret that will bind them together for life. Two of the novel’s main characters, Lady Brett Ashley and Jake Barnes, typify the Lost Generation. Featuring hacktivists, police investigating other police and global cover-ups, Neil Cross’s new drama packed more into its opening episode than most series do, Last modified on Tue 19 Jun 2018 07.23 EDT. Hard Sun. On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds a 50% approval rating with an average rating of 6.46 out of 10, based on 30 reviews. [3][4] The series has also been acquired by the Seven Network in Australia,[5] ZDF in Germany[6] and SVT in Sweden. Hard Sun is the code name for a secret government file of documents that show the progress of a world-wide extinction level event occurring over the course of the next five years caused by changes in the sun. “What, MI5?” asks Renko, just so we’re all clear that it’s that Whitehall, not Whitehall garden centre in Chippenham. Affairs, healthy living, a troubled past – what does any of it count for, if doom is certain? The duo is pursued by MI5 operatives who are trying to silence them for good. The series, ordered by BBC One in December 2015, is a co-production with the American streaming service Hulu and German broadcaster ZDF. But as she attempts to balance her new life with her brother and her own blossoming romance, it becomes painfully clear that life will only make room for one. Contemporary crime drama set in a world that faces certain destruction, from the creator of Luther. The crisis presents them with additional challenges in keeping the peace, as well as keeping their families safe in the face of impending doom. Episode 6 is the sixth episode of Hard Sun.It was made available on BBC iplayer on January 6th, 2018. “I’m gonna make you well moneyed,” he tells his wealthy client, as if he has gone awol from a sixth-form drama production of Top Boy. Hard Candy is a 2005 American thriller film focusing on a 14-year-old female vigilante's trapping and torture of a man whom she suspects of being a sexual predator.The film was directed by David Slade, written by Brian Nelson, and starred Elliot Page and Patrick Wilson.It was the first feature film for Slade, who had primarily directed music videos. After the death of her parents, a young woman assumes primary guardianship of her special needs brother. The definitive site for Reviews, Trailers, Showtimes, and Tickets Hard Sun. Read full article ... 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