Yesterday Shane Meadows’ four part series TIE’86 (follow-up to his acclaimed 2006 film) came to an end with several redemptions and reconciliations, the portrayal of mid-80s England left a very sweet & sour taste…
And not because of the series… an excellent sequel written by Shane Meadow himself and Jack Thorne, but more because we know it’s over … and Shane shouldn’t think about making another season. Please don’t.
TIE’86 focuses again on Shaun (that troubled boy) who is now leaving school and facing an uncertain future. That year Chris de Burgh is at number one, Top Gun is filling the cinemas, VHS is trumping Betamax, the World Cup is raging in Mexico and over 3.4 million Brits are unemployed.
The series revisit the gang from the hit film This Is England three years on, so if you’re a nostalgic, an English kid rediscovering your history or just love that bunch of non-racist skinheads then you should consider visiting 4oD’s Youtube dedicated channel or their catch-up web (hurry up for this last one as the episodes will only be on-line for a month).
You may encounter a few problems if you’re trying to watch it from outside the UK… but you know how to use proxies don’t you?