LOOKING FOR A NEW MELLOW SHOW TO WATCH? TRY THE DETECTORISTS FROM BBC
So much on TV and in the movies these days is all about either the drama or the action. Both tend to have their fill of eye candy to entice the consumer in you in some fashion. But recently, I’ve been craving something mellow to watch right now on television, and have been hard pressed to find something new and fresh. And that’s when I came across another almost hidden BBC gem, the Detectorists. It’s mellow, interesting, and not at all about action filled sequences with exploding cars, attacking vampires, or teen angst. Plus, it has two solid stars with Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook.
DETECTORISTS FEATURES TWO BLOKES WANDERING ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE LOOKING FOR ROMAN TREASURE
Toby Jones you will remember from the Hunger Games, and possibly a certain Marvel movie or two. Mackenzie Crook you will most likely only remember from Pirates of the Caribbean, though he’s done lots of amazing work. But the duo connected well on The Detectorists, with to date very little fanfare. The two play characters living the quiet life, roaming the English countryside with their metal detectors searching for ancient Roman treasures. Instead, the two characters discover something more valuable, true companionship. But to be sure, this show is also off the beaten path, and offers a much more mellow, human scale drama to immerse yourself in.
MELLOW AND CHARMING, YOU WON’T BE SORRY TO EXPLORE THE DETECTORISTS
The two characters deliver a more sedate, and more enjoyable entertainment, as they discover each other’s unique personality quirks and navigate their way thru the competitive world of metal detecting. And yes, that is actually a thing in the real world. At first, the show’s description wasn’t enough of a hook to make me want to watch it. But then I remembered the last family beach day this year when my partner and I saw a metal detectorist diligently work the shoreline with his device. We were comfortably condescending, even as we wondered how much fun it would be. So don’t emulate the former, and explore the latter vicariously and watch the Detectorists.
You can find it on Britbox or Acorn, or more easily on Amazon Prime or freevee.