Victoria episode 1

(325 Posts)
seasidesally Sun 28-Aug-16 21:07:13

anyone watching

am pretty ignorant about history so am looking forward to this

Angelto5 Sun 28-Aug-16 21:17:39

I'm watching. smile

I'm a bit put off by the contact lenses Jenna Coleman is wearing in her role as queen Victoria.

Enjoying it so far though.

RedMapleLeaf Sun 28-Aug-16 21:21:33

So far, so good.

raisedbyguineapigs Sun 28-Aug-16 21:22:44

I'm enjoying it so far. I've got two retested in the Royals through endless horrible Histories all through the summergrin Does it seem overly cgi'd to you? It's putting me off a bit!

Asheth Sun 28-Aug-16 21:22:57

I'm watching! I'm enjoying it so far.

raisedbyguineapigs Sun 28-Aug-16 21:23:32

Re interested that should have said!

RedMapleLeaf Sun 28-Aug-16 21:27:21

It's a bit slow and lacking a bit of context, but I like how it reflects a very claustrophobic atmosphere.

KatieScarlett Sun 28-Aug-16 21:29:09

Which channel please?

Angelto5 Sun 28-Aug-16 21:30:37

Itv 1

RedMapleLeaf Sun 28-Aug-16 21:30:59

Side 3.

I'm quite liking my Lord Melbourne.

Lucydogz Sun 28-Aug-16 21:31:32

I lasted five minutes. Drivel.

originalusernamefail Sun 28-Aug-16 21:31:56

I really enjoyed Emily Blunt in 'The Young Victoria' film. It sets out a bit backstory than this has so far.

RedMapleLeaf Sun 28-Aug-16 21:32:01

Oh yeah, ITV. It's not the 80s anymore, is it?

Angelto5 Sun 28-Aug-16 21:33:00

Completely agree Red wink

Nice to see Rufus Sewell playing a nice guy for a change.

Runny Sun 28-Aug-16 21:33:40

Why do we need to see the below stairs servants? This isn't Downton Abbey ffs. They are not relevant at all.

Angelto5 Sun 28-Aug-16 21:34:15

My first thought was channel 3 too Red.

Till I noticed the itv logo in the corner of the screen.

Asheth Sun 28-Aug-16 21:37:03

I read Jean Plaidy's The Queen and Lord M years ago. So far it's very similar, apart from the downstairs bits.

Balloondog Sun 28-Aug-16 21:37:49

Too much CGI but I do like Nell Hudson as the maid.

raisedbyguineapigs Sun 28-Aug-16 21:42:39

Im not that interested in the below stairs either. But then I found most of the below stairs Downton shenanigans dull too!

Lucydogz Sun 28-Aug-16 21:44:30

It was bad enough having the lovely Paul Bethany as Lord M in the otherwise great film Young Victoria, but Rufus Sewell! Lord M was old and stout. Ridiculous.

TheSpottedZebra Sun 28-Aug-16 21:44:30

I have it on but it's - er - a bit shit.

It is poshed-up Downton, isn't it?

Philoslothy Sun 28-Aug-16 21:45:13

I am enjoying it, from what I know of Victoria it is pretty accurate.

Toddlerteaplease Sun 28-Aug-16 21:54:40

The CGI is terrible. Completely overdone. Prefer the film 'the young Victoria' less drama and much more factual.

Philoslothy Sun 28-Aug-16 21:58:27

I just thought the same about the CGI

seasidesally Sun 28-Aug-16 21:59:49

im enjoying it

this goes up to episode 8 so plenty to watch

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