Tag Archives: The Guilty

On this Shakespeare Sunday and UK Mother’s Day…

The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: Vey visits mother 1

And all my mother came into mine eyes. And gave me up to tears. – Henry V

Steven Vey needs a hug and gets a hug from the only person to whom he can disclose the entire sordid truth about the recent events in his life.

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If you prick us do we not bleed?
If you tickle us do we not laugh?
If you poison us do we not die?
And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?

The Merchant of Venice

Peter Blythe’s characters really should avoid fraternizing with Michael Kitchen’s characters. Grp Cpt. Smythe kept his distance and walked away unscathed but woe to Chris Bouch and Kenneth Lawrence.


“What’s done, is done.” – Macbeth


Latest study finds that several cups of coffee
each day is good for one’s health.

The Russia House: Michael Kitchen drinking coffee

Foyle's War: High Castle: Michael Kitchen drinking coffee


The Last Contract: Michael Kitchen drinking coffee
The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: Caroline Catz: drinking coffee 1The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: Caroline Catz: drinking coffee 2
The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: Caroline Catz: drinking coffee 3The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: Caroline Catz: drinking coffee 4


The letter Annie Lennox received reminds me of Michael Kitchen’s infamous coffee shop encounter that was so amusingly recounted by Honeysuckle Weeks for the Daily Mail:



Lorna Doone: Michael Kitchen: Judge Jeffreys grants pardon 1
Lorna Doone: Michael Kitchen: Judge Jeffreys grants pardon 2
Lorna Doone: Michael Kitchen: Judge Jeffreys grants pardon 3
Lorna Doone: Michael Kitchen: Judge Jeffreys grants pardon 4

Judges played by Michael Kitchen belong on prime-time TV. A nominee for a stolen Supreme Court seat? Not so much.

Yet another spectacle orchestrated by a megalomaniac president.


The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: on phone closeup 1
The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: on phone closeup 2

The lord chancellor calls to convey some good news to Steven Vey.


Alibi: Michael Kitchen: Sophie Okonedo: Gregs learns of Linda's affair from Marcey 1Alibi: Michael Kitchen: Sophie Okonedo: Gregs learns of Linda's affair from Marcey 2
Alibi: Michael Kitchen: Sophie Okonedo: Gregs learns of Linda's affair from Marcey 3Alibi: Michael Kitchen: Sophie Okonedo: Gregs learns of Linda's affair from Marcey 4
Alibi: Michael Kitchen: Sophie Okonedo: Gregs learns of Linda's affair from Marcey 5Alibi: Michael Kitchen: Sophie Okonedo: Gregs learns of Linda's affair from Marcey 6
Alibi: Michael Kitchen: Sophie Okonedo: Gregs learns of Linda's affair from Marcey 7Alibi: Michael Kitchen: Sophie Okonedo: Gregs learns of Linda's affair from Marcey 8

Michael Kitchen playing the cuckold.





Another of Michael Kitchen’s on-screen marriages goes kaput, with childlessness once again blamed as a contributing factor. Steven, Sarah, Richard, Anna, Greg, and Linda might have come to better terms with their situation if they’d read this article. Oh well, on the bright side, divorce means no longer having to live with your wife’s decorating tastes:


Michael Kitchen’s strut.




In the night shadows.


The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: goodnight Spoof 1The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: goodnight Spoof 2
The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: goodnight Spoof 3The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: goodnight Spoof 4

The sweet side of a multidimensional character.





Posted last month by a Shaftesbury resident on northstandchat.com:

Michael Kitchen of Foyle’s War and the like is also a regular [in my local Tesco] and he also uses the same swimming pool as my wife each morning.

Art imitates life.


The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: You're off the hook.
The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: Vey privately celebrates with a drink 1The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: Vey privately celebrates with a drink 2
The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: bad news 1The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: bad news 2

Steven Vey savors some very good news, but his celebration is cut short by some very bad news.


The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: There has been an indiscretion

From a fun review of The Guilty by David Wiegand at SFGate.com:

…there is no denying the pleasure of watching Kitchen be so repugnant.
…Eventually, the coincidences pile up to the point where you just say “the heck with it” and enjoy the good parts of the show.

In other words, all the scenes with MK.

In another review at nj.com, the question I have is asked:

Does he rape her? We’re not sure — she passes out as he forces himself on her — but his behavior following the incident falls considerably short of chivalrous.

To me, it seems he stopped at assault:

“Full-out rape” according to the comprehensive, well-written review at filmintuition.com.


Steven Vey may be a big shot in his professional life, but at home, he gets no respect from his wife and step-daughters.




The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: bracesThe Guilty: Michael Kitchen: braces and French cuffs


The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: Caroline Catz: Nicky's assault 1The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: Caroline Catz: Nicky's assault 2


The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: skeletons in Vey's cupboard 1The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: skeletons in Vey's cupboard 2

Steven Vey’s bare cupboard.

“One may smile, and smile, and be a villain –” – Hamlet


The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: Caroline Catz: Vey and Nicky share a flirtatious drink 1The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: Caroline Catz: Vey and Nicky share a flirtatious drink 2
The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: Caroline Catz: Vey and Nicky share a flirtatious drink 3The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: Caroline Catz: Vey and Nicky share a flirtatious drink 4
The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: Caroline Catz: Vey and Nicky share a flirtatious drink 5The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: Caroline Catz: Vey and Nicky share a flirtatious drink 6
The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: Caroline Catz: Vey and Nicky share a flirtatious drink 7The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: Caroline Catz: Vey and Nicky share a flirtatious drink 8
The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: Caroline Catz: Vey and Nicky share a flirtatious drink 9The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: Caroline Catz: Vey and Nicky share a flirtatious drink 10

Drinks + mutual attraction between the dimply boss and his doe-eyed secretary = dangerous ground.


The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: courtroom opener 1The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: courtroom opener 2
The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: courtroom opener 3
The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: courtroom opener 4The Guilty: Michael Kitchen: courtroom opener 5

Working the mouth shrug to win the jury in the opening scene of The Guilty.

Not a bad day’s work for Serena Scott Thomas (Kristin’s younger sister).


A diamond bracelet on National Jewelry Day…




What’s wrong with her?