I'm not sure whether to review the rest of The Pillars of the Earth weekly. It's not bad--the production is immersive and the plot is decent--but that's all it is: nice looking sets and clothing and a fairly interesting plot about England in the 12th century. The miniseries lacks much of the nuance found in miniseries on HBO in that the characters are mostly one-dimensional, either good guys or bad guys. My interest in the miniseries lies in what happens. Everything else in between is currently forgettable, even Ian McShane who makes the most out of his role, flitting around in the background, maneuvering those in power.
The biggest developments this week were the arrival of Aliena and Richard in Kingsbridge and King Stephen arriving afterwards, only to go mad as his dream becomes true.
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