I have watched E1 of S6 many times by now and have continued to be intrigued by how they chose to place the camera at the very beginning of the episode. After the credits, we view the street and the surgery building from the vantage point of someone looking through a window from a building above it. I’ve been struggling to come up with a reason for doing that. The view from that vantage point only lasts about 7 seconds and then we are in the exam room with Martin doing a gyno exam prior to his wedding, obviously a very private and intimate procedure. Is it because we are being reminded that we are looking at this village as if we are voyeurs, watching a group of people in their private lives without them knowing? Is it that we are in a godlike position where we can see what’s going on in the world without being seen? Are we supposed to think that either this episode or the whole series is being viewed by someone who has been letting us see what’s going on for all these years and giving us the option of watching what goes on at the surgery? Is it that we are being prepared for a series that comes from a different vantage point?
I’d love to hear what your thoughts are on this opening scene.
Originally posted 2014-01-31 13:35:09.