The Game is an absolutely first rate Cold War mini-series from the BBCset in the 1970's. The 70's feel is palpably conveyed through theauthentic use of the fashions, hairstyles, vehicles and music from thatdecade. The plot is complex and intelligent with lots of twists andturns and will appeal to Le Carré fans. The acting is absolutely superball round. The scenes inside the Security Service show that most of thepeople working there are paper shufflers rather than James Bond actiontypes which is probably a more realistic portrayal. My only gripe isthat it was only 6 episodes but as is often the case with the BBC,quality trumps quantity. If I could only have one station on my pay TVservice it would definitely be the BBC. The quality of Britishproductions in recent times, both on the big screen (e.g. TinkerTailor, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything) and small screen(The Game, Peaky Blinders, The Honourable Woman), has been absolutelyoutstanding.
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Starring Brian Cox, "The Game" is a 1970s Cold War spy thriller set in the world of espionage. It tells the story of the invisible war fought by MI5 as it battles to protect the nation from the threats of the Cold War.
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Reviewed bypmendhamVote: 9/10/10
One part 'Tinker, Tailor', and one part 'Spooks', moody thriller 'TheGame' tells the story of an attempt by the British government (in athinly fictionalised 1970s) to spoil a major Soviet intelligenceoperation. There's the possibility of at least one mole, officepolitics, and a brooding air of tension amid general social decay. Butwhat made John Le Carre's story so brilliant was its minimalism: notone thing happened that wasn't necessary for the plot. 'The Game' needstoo many set pieces and seems to present an intelligence agencyrepeatedly guilty of both bizarre judgement and operationalincompetence. The love story woven into the story has its own tragicconclusion; but none of the subtlety of George Smiley's complicated,broken relationship with Ann. Tom Hughes is underpowered in the leadrole; the supporting cast, however, at least play their (somewhatstereotyped) parts with gusto.
Many of the other reviews here - whether giving a good, bad or mediocrerating - have got the tone of this fun series about right. This is notfor people looking for something in the vein of Le Carre or Deighton,excepting on a surface level. While (as many have said) it iswonderfully played with great intensity and commitment by a great cast,there's always a feeling that it's all style and no substancewhatsoever. Like a parody of Le Carre novel with most of the jokesremoved and Daddy's M15 never feels like it could really exist. That'snot to say that it isn't good fun - I enjoyed it immensely - but whileFuneral in Berlin and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy will stay with me foras long as I have breath I'll have forgotten The Game in a couple ofweeks, which is a bit of a shame.