10 Reasons To Drop Everything And Watch Netflix’s ‘The Dig’

“Life is very fleeting, I’ve learnt that.”

  1. Netflix’s charming period drama is already teasing bingers with a worthy acquisition of the number 1 spot in the U.K.
  2. The compelling tale divulges the excavation of the Sutton Hoo treasures on the crux of WW2.
  3. Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes are two forbearing, winsome individuals brought closer together in a touching, incredibly sui-generis friendship.
  4. The cinematography is breathtaking — dreamy English countrysides with hazy sunshine and bittersweet monsoon days.
  5. ‘The Dig’ delicately dissects human emotions, rife in conflicting desires, longing to feel, fighting for self-worth — all in an aching crusade of the viewer’s heart.
  6. Basil Brown (Ralph Fiennes) is a mesmerising, working-class archaeologist who floats above and beyond anything cruel in this ephemeral world. His vast knowledge of the cosmos and the world, in general, is modestly held.
  7. The dialogues are crushing, and incredibly thought-provoking.
  8. It’s a fresh of breath air in the period genre — we need more films that breathe such winds of humanness. We’re all human, we want recognition when due, we crave love, and we fight loneliness.
  9. Lily James’ slightly lesser role is still a lovely, surprising dose of gentle, summer romance.
  10. ‘The Dig’ puts life back into perspective with the overarching pandemic. Ultimately it’s all about loneliness — in any form — we simply don’t want to feel it

an elegiac little woodland creature at most, channeling all my rather woozy life decisions into writing. 26. London.