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To be wondering when The Village will lighten up a bit?

(114 Posts)
Squarepebbles Sun 07-Apr-13 21:55:10

confused

TaggieCampbellBlack Sun 07-Apr-13 21:57:10

It really is a bit shit.

The only good thing was the dog and that git killed last week.

Squarepebbles Sun 07-Apr-13 21:57:11

Think I may watch Foyles War instead next week.

Squarepebbles Sun 07-Apr-13 21:58:40

How any decades of misery do you think we have to go through? confused

TaggieCampbellBlack Sun 07-Apr-13 21:59:32

Isn't it something like 100 years.

Sheeesh.

Squarepebbles Sun 07-Apr-13 22:03:08

I mean I know it's a "drama" but do we really need that much misery on a Sunday night?

Surely they can't top this weeks?

Kbear Sun 07-Apr-13 22:11:48

bring back the midwives, I feel quite depressed after that... lol

Snoopingforsoup Sun 07-Apr-13 22:12:38

I've tried and switched it over two weeks in a row!
It's bloody miserable!

SamuelWestsMistress Sun 07-Apr-13 22:15:21

I'm sure it's on for 42 episodes! I love John Simm. He's such a brilliant actor.

Squarepebbles Sun 07-Apr-13 22:15:52

That little boy reminds me of one of my boys(he's left handed too). sad

Squarepebbles Sun 07-Apr-13 22:17:04

Well lets face it can't be much more misery left to cover,surely not 43 episodes worth.

Kbear Sun 07-Apr-13 22:19:25

I think the acting is good (what do I know..?) - Bert and his mum and dad especially - her from dinnerladies..... she's fab.

ThePathanKhansAmnesiac Sun 07-Apr-13 22:20:31

Samuel, I love John Simms, remember The Lakes?
I love The Villiage, brilliant!

CelticPixie Sun 07-Apr-13 22:20:32

It's fucking crap. I was expecting another Downton but its depressing dirge.

VenusStarr Sun 07-Apr-13 22:31:57

I really want to like it, but I didn't have a clue what was going on tonight sad

TheCrackFox Sun 07-Apr-13 22:36:53

It is shite.

Normally I love John Simm but I think he is over acting in this.

ChairmanWow Sun 07-Apr-13 22:56:18

I agree crackfox. Far too much Acting from Mr Simm. Maxine Peake is as brilliant as ever. I love her.

Jesus some light relief would be welcome though. After the near-hanging we were convinced she'd be losing the baby. At least that didn't happen. Maybe with new life will come hope, Simm's character will be less of a twat, he'll do a bit less of that there acting and it'll all come good.

That or their son will be trampled to death by the cow in a freak accident, Simm will hang himself and the cow from a tree and the baby will have the pox.

PhyllisDoris Sun 07-Apr-13 23:08:02

It's a bit hard going isn't it. Not much talking, so finding it difficult to follow what's going on most of the time. John Simm doesn't really make life easy for himself. I'll give it one more week I think.

jenrendo Sun 07-Apr-13 23:15:41

Ha mum and I were just saying the same thing. We are hoping the baby brings new hope etc and are giving it one more week too smile bring back Larkrise to Candleford on a Sunday evening. At least it was lighthearted!

DeskPlanner Mon 08-Apr-13 08:19:10

I recorded it last week, then deleated it without watching, after reading how miserable it was. I can't be bothered being depressed on a Sunday evening.

I agree about wanting to like it. I tuned in hopefully looking forward to a new Sunday night drama. Was glad I'd just sent the DC's to bed before the near hanging scene - that was awful to watch. I think the main little family are all great though - really well cast and acted. Nice to see them happy at the end of episode after the birth of new babs.
Still think it'll be good to watch things unfold over a century - that's a bit of a new idea. And a good focus as we head towards the centenary of WW1.
Will definitely give it some more chances but would like it if it was light enough for my pre-teens to watch with me if they're still up.
Is it all in the can already or could our feedback change things I wonder ?

Squarepebbles Mon 08-Apr-13 08:59:17

Yes let's hope the new babe makes it past the opening music next week.

I was supposed to be filling in application forms last night,kind of think they may have been more cheery.

Will give it one more week ! <wags finger at BBC>

GemmaTeller Mon 08-Apr-13 09:02:41

I love a good drama - but gave up with this one after half an hour [hmmm]

I don't need bringing down, sorry.

FlatCapAndAWhippet Mon 08-Apr-13 09:04:53

I want to like it too, brilliant actors. I just about got through last week, endured ten mins this week and turned over, flippin hard work and so depressing.

PenelopePortrait Mon 08-Apr-13 09:07:25

I really want to like it but am struggling. It's too much like hard work trying to follow what's going on. There isn't anyone that is particularly likeable, so frankly don't really care what happens to them.

It seems a bit over-acted, very intense, lots of serious staring looks.
I've done my bit, that's me out I'm afraid.

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