Oh uncle Rory - I both adore The Crow Road and find it terribly depressing. Having said that it’s a bit of a highlight coming in the midst of so many so-so projects for Peter.
Yeah, it’s not one I find myself rewatching too often, but in terms of the production and cast and the source material it is light years ahead of most of the other stuff Peter was getting offered in the post-Oscar period. Plus he got paid to spend time in his home town, plus he got to work with a bunch of his old mates, which must have been nice.
So as weird and depressing as the show is, it is an extremely bright spot especially when compared to stuff like Delta Wave or his a-man’s-got-to-eat Michelob commercial that is next but one on the list. (Which, when I think about it, is as unsettling as The Crow Road, but in a totally different way.)