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

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Squarepebbles Sun 07-Apr-13 21:55:10


Corygal Mon 08-Apr-13 09:09:15

Why do they keep pushing abuse - extreme misogyny, cruelty to children - as the norm just cos it was the good old days?

Historically inaccurate to say the least, and I am increasingly uneasy about representations of violence that suggest it was a usual behaviour - violence to women and children, natch. Funny that. If we're being reminded, we're being reminded a lot, and I can't help but wonder why.

I'm fed up of violence being softened up and presented in the rosy glow of a Hovis Handknit.

ExcuseTypos Mon 08-Apr-13 09:10:22

Isn't it miserable?

Last night that poor boy slit a granny's wrists
Found his dad hanging himself
Delivered his mums baby

What the heck will happen next week?hmm

I really want to like it, it's beautifully shot, the acting is great, but there's something not right. I cant put my finger on it but I think it's the way it's edited.

Squarepebbles Mon 08-Apr-13 09:16:14

Excuse don't forget got beaten and hand his hand crushed by his teacher.sad

The granny bit,what was that all about.I was in the middle of a MN break.blush

Perhaps it's got too much of an Eastenders style mentality Typos ?
Just lots of stressy bad stuff happening all the time supposedly to keep us watching ?
< harsh but true ? >

ppeatfruit Mon 08-Apr-13 09:49:32

I'm glad I read this thread I was vaguely wondering if I should watch it. Now I definitely know I won't grin thanks everyone. It sounds effing awful!

DeskPlanner Mon 08-Apr-13 10:04:17

Blimey, sounds even worse than I read last week. So glad I didn't bother.

Owllady Mon 08-Apr-13 10:10:23

It was miserable, it's supposed to represent what actually happened
people were poor and hungry and uneducated
alcoholism wasn't understood, abuse happened (and it wasn't represented as normal surely? she was hiding her face and people were shocked)
life was not okay

that said, i did find it a bit depressing last night blush

Owllady Mon 08-Apr-13 10:13:28

and unfortunately teachers did beat children, for some of not that long ago either. I am 35 and I remember a boy getting punched by our form tutor several times in the stomach when were about 14/15?? I have been caned and rulered myself

trice Mon 08-Apr-13 10:16:40

It is such a cliché. Like a month python sketch taking itself seriously. I can't wait until they all get the spanish flu.

Like posh misery lit.

Owllady Mon 08-Apr-13 10:18:20

who is the bloke with the burnt face? I really have no idea who he is

ppeatfruit Mon 08-Apr-13 10:18:30

The thing is owlady I watch telly for a bit of escapism; there's enough misery in RL on the news etc. without getting proper depressed late on Sunday night.

Owllady Mon 08-Apr-13 10:20:02

I do understand ppeatfruit. It's why i watch Emmerdale

Squarepebbles Mon 08-Apr-13 10:22:53

Dp was wondering that Owl.

At that point dp did actually splutter into his tea.

Soooo the blood letting re the old lady,I know I should have been paying more attention but what was that all about?

Oh and why was the dad chewing a broom?

Only way I could get through last night's episode was to MN alongside.

Owllady Mon 08-Apr-13 10:25:23

the blood was to make sure she wouldn't be buried alive i think
I think the tone of the series may have affected me though because I said 'omg he's going to cut her head off' at that point I noticed my husband looking at me like hmmhmmhmm

Squarepebbles Mon 08-Apr-13 10:28:39


And the broom chewing?

Owllady Mon 08-Apr-13 10:32:05

that was the get the excess alcohol out of the bristles <snigger>

Can I ask, did those wash houses exist? where they all bathed together? was it at the side of a workhouse or was it just for bathing in? It just seems a bit unusual

My family were very poor and the men used to wash at the pit if I remember my Grans story telling correctly and the women would just wash.

ppeatfruit Mon 08-Apr-13 10:35:22

Owllady that's why i watch Emmerdale Joke right? I can't STAND Emm. grin

CelticPixie Mon 08-Apr-13 10:36:00

Why the hell did that girl dig up her dead dog? What was that all about?

FunnyLittleFrog Mon 08-Apr-13 10:40:57

Apparently the village where it is filmed (Peak District?) are getting ready for loads of tourism on the back of the show. Not quite sure that is going to happen...

Owllady Mon 08-Apr-13 10:42:25

lol no, I love Emmerdale blush and it's such a factual depiction of people living in rural Yorkshire wink

The girl and dog, have no idea

Owllady Mon 08-Apr-13 10:42:47

the peak district IS beautiful though

Squarepebbles Mon 08-Apr-13 10:44:49

Thought I recognised it.

Not sure they'll have loads of visitors to misery central though!

LayMizzRarb Mon 08-Apr-13 10:45:14

Watched the first episode, made it through about 20 minutes last night. Won't be wasting my time on it again. What a waste of license payers money.

zamantha Mon 08-Apr-13 10:50:04

Did really no-one like it?

Yes, life seems grim but isn't it refreshing to have something earthy and realistic such as the popular Scandi-dramas?

Are we the age to look at harsh reality? Perhaps, we needed a bit more light for us to take it - a departure for the BBC though and I hope it turns into something watchable and unique rather than nostalgic/ romantic period drama's we are used to.

Owllady Mon 08-Apr-13 10:50:50

I liked it!

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