Long-time readers of this blog know I'm a Francophile, but that has nothing to do with why I love Marianne so much.
Part of the success of Marianne on screen rests on the judicious use of her. In the first episodes, I was especially captivated by the split scenes that inserted her as her name was mentioned - it was like a subliminal message, in that you couldn't truly see her unless you stopped the frame, but it occurred just long enough for you to know that something else had appeared. Again, the effect that the show and its superlative editing have on people brave enough to watch in the dark is a triumph in a time of cheap scares.
Everything about this show is well thought-out and well-plotted, feeling intimately tied to France's history with witchcraft but also feeling fresh at the same time, digging deeper to bring new imagery and framing to the fore.
|Come on. How is she not scary?|
K. Rating: 5/5