The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian

Head To Head   The Modern Antiquarian   General Discussion Forum Start a topic | Search
The Modern Antiquarian
Re: Detectorists
35 messages
Select a forum:
Howburn Digger wrote:

Dysfunctional broken families, children that parents have never seen as they grew up, corruption in the "Heritage" and building trade, grown-up working people forced to live wih their aging (sorry Diana...) parents because of forty-year old hot-air housing bubble... a lottery win that doesn't make you happy... crystal healing and wholemeal candle shops that are dying in their elusive customers non- footfall... cutting down trees to clear land for wind-farms... a mayor who loses his chain of office when out dogging...

"Detectorists" simply provided a pastoral setting for an ever so slightly dystopian society...


Can't disagree with any of the above - the final series did highlight an absence of integrity when archaeological work is being done for developers (something I had often wondered about). Also the cost to nature of solar energy farms - though can't see many other viable ways forward.

It also had mystical, clever magpies (and the Unthanks). Quietly anarchic - Andy using only water instead of weed killer to spray motorway verges while temping for Highway Maintenance; rescuing a hedgehog from being run over; making a peace pact with old adversaries to protect an ancient tree.

And the ending of course - it was a fairy tale in a wicked world.


Reply | with quote
tjj
Posted by tjj
19th December 2017ce
00:14

In reply to:

Re: Detectorists (Howburn Digger)

2 replies:

Re: Detectorists (nigelswift)
Re: Detectorists (Sanctuary)

Messages in this topic: