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07 January 2009 @ 05:02 pm
Great SDoaCG S1 review  
I've seen a bunch of small reviews of the US release of S1 of Secret Diary of a Call Girl, but while most did praise Billie, they were small snippets and nothing really worth repeating. But I just read a great review that captured probably my favorite thing about the show, including the part Billie plays in making it work so well.
The charm of Secret Diary of a Call Girl comes from Piper's asides to the audience. The constant fracturing the fourth wall to directly address the viewer with an explanation -- or just a wry look -- elevates the viewing experience from voyeurism to participation. These are brilliantly done, and Piper's delivery is spot on.
Those were some of my favorites moments in the series, and Billie's delivery -- as stated -- is just spot-on, utterly perfect. Sometimes, just a smile, a raised eyebrow in our direction was enough to send me into fits of giggles. Just awesome. Sigh, I hate that I have to wait until next week to buy this, but soon!!!


Read the full review.

I know I'm a posting fiend today. This should be it, I swear.
 
 
 
Marina: billie being sillyjavabreeze on January 8th, 2009 12:16 am (UTC)
Have you bought series 1 yet? I'm really tempted to buy it via Best Buy. It's on sale for $23.
Arabian: Rose_smilearabian on January 8th, 2009 12:33 am (UTC)
Not yet. Next Friday. Next Friday. *Sigh*
starlightmoonlastarlightmoonla on January 8th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
That is a great reveiw! I didn't even know it had come out yet until I heard about it on the morning news during their New on DVD segment.

I was very happy to purchase it but haven't gotten around to watching it yet.

Oh and they are so right about the delivery. It's a nice human element, extra connection we have with Belle and her life. And Billie definitely does a wonderful job.
Arabian: Billie Piper_02arabian on January 9th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
Oh and they are so right about the delivery. It's a nice human element, extra connection we have with Belle and her life. And Billie definitely does a wonderful job.

Yup, that's what really hooked me on the show.
annasakai on January 12th, 2009 03:11 am (UTC)
Got both discs from Netflix this weekend and it was so fun to watch. I really like Ben. It sounded like such a stock character but he's really terrific. And isn't it funny to see some of her men that were also in Doctor Who, will be in Doctor Who or are in the SJA (and wasn't her Diamond International guy from Hex?).
Totally agree with you about her delivery. It truly elevated the show and made it more about the characters than about the job. She is a super actress!