If you are interested in some good TV that won’t rot your brain cells, you can join me in watching a new show on AMC called The Night Watchman.
The show is based on a John Le Carre novel. As usual those who have read the book are less excited about the series. Filming locations include, Spain, Morocco, Switzerland, Egypt, and London. It’s a six-part miniseries that airs on AMC Tuesdays at 10 p.m. Episode one has aired and reruns often and can be found On Demand. It looks like the first two episodes are on the AMC website. I’m watching the first one on demand and it is 77 minutes long, I am wondering if it is long enough to be two episodes without commercials, or if the second on is just not up yet On Demand. Here is the official description from the AMC website.
The Night Manager, a six-part miniseries premiering on Tuesday, April 19, is a contemporary interpretation of John le Carré’s best-selling spy novel, which follows hotel manager Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) in his quest to bring down international arms dealer Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie). Pine, a former soldier, is thrust into a world of international intrigue when he is recruited by a British intelligence officer (Olivia Colman) to infiltrate Roper’s inner circle. To get to the heart of Roper’s vast empire, Pine must withstand the allure of his beautiful girlfriend Jed (Elizabeth Debicki) and the suspicious interrogations of his venal chief of staff Major Corkoran (Tom Hollander). In his quest to do the right thing, Pine must first become a criminal himself.
Here is a second summary from IMDb
An Englishman, Jonathan Pine (played by Tom Hiddleston), is working as the night manager of a Cairo hotel. He gets involved with a local woman who is the girlfriend of a local gangster. Through her relationship with the gangster she has acquired information linking illegal international arms sales with Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie), an English billionaire. She is soon found dead, murdered due to her having this information. Fearing for his own life, Pine flees, ending up working at a remote hotel in Switzerland. Two years pass, and then Roper visits the Swiss hotel. This rekindles Pines thirst for revenge, and he is enlisted by British Intelligence to spy on Roper. What follows is a very dangerous game of intrigue and deception. Written by grantss on IMDb
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