The Blue Rose: Rising to the occasion

By Diana Wichtel In Television

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21st February, 2013
It’s not often New Zealand television makes me shed a tear. In a good way, I mean, as opposed to the “RIP, state television current affairs” way. The opening scenes of TV3’s new series The Blue Rose almost managed it. They were so … good. Possibly the most assured I’ve seen launching a local television drama (suggestions welcome). In some ways, this was television crime series as usual: scantily clad girls on the rantan down at the Viaduct; body (young, female) in the water. But Auckland has seldom looked so pleasingly noir-ish, everything tinged a moody, cyanotic blue. ...

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