DVD-Seriensichtung „Class“

Class is a British science fiction drama programme, and a spin-off of the long-running programme Doctor Who. It was created and written by Patrick Ness, who also produced alongside Doctor Who showrunner and lead writer Steven Moffat, and Brian Minchin, who acted as producer on Doctor Who and two of its previous spin-offs, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. The series of eight episodes was released on BBC Three between 22 October and 3 December 2016. The story focuses on five of the students and staff at Coal Hill Academy, a longtime recurrent location of Doctor Who, who are tasked by the Doctor to deal with alien threats while trying to deal with their personal lives.The series received generally positive reviews from critics, with praise for its darker tone, writing, themes, characters, and acting. However, the series scored poor viewership figures for its broadcast on BBC One. In September 2017, BBC Three confirmed that the series was cancelled. In May 2018, it was announced that Big Finish Productions would produce a series of six Class audio adventures, telling the further adventures of the students at Coal Hill Academy.“

Gute Freunde (Namen der Redaktion bekannt) schenkten mir zu meinem 40. (!!!) Geburtstag die erste (und einzige) Staffel des DW-Spin-offs. Die acht Folgen sind schnell durch und zeichnen sich erstens dadurch aus, dass man sich nicht so recht festlegen wollte, um wen es eigentlich in der Serien gehen soll, wer also die Hauptfigur ist. Dabei wäre keine Entscheidung falsch gewesen, denn, wie ich finde, hätte man aus jedem Charakter eine/n Lead machen können. Geschrieben ist das Ding nämlich einigermaßen scharf. Und dass es sich um jede Menge Blut und Innereien nicht kümmert, bzw. andauernd Leute über die Klinge springen lässt, macht die Show sympathisch.