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The Village is shit. I don't get it. please explain.

(46 Posts)
TaggieCampbellBlack Sun 14-Apr-13 21:43:45

WTF is going on?

greenfolder Sun 14-Apr-13 21:44:51

dunno, but if they dont kill the woodwind accompanying every scene i may put a hammer through the telly

TaggieCampbellBlack Sun 14-Apr-13 21:44:59

Its trying to be all arty and 'let the scenery explsin itself' but it doesn't.


TaggieCampbellBlack Sun 14-Apr-13 21:45:58

That baby would have vanished at birth. Not 6 months later.

TaggieCampbellBlack Sun 14-Apr-13 21:46:42

The fiddle needs burning too.

LineRunner Sun 14-Apr-13 21:48:02

Nice singing voice. But I feel like I am being dirged off a cliff.

LadyMountbatten Sun 14-Apr-13 21:48:37

historical inaccuracies all over the place

PeppaPigStinks Sun 14-Apr-13 21:50:12

I've tried every week- and can't be asked now! I was hoping it would lighten up.

TaggieCampbellBlack Sun 14-Apr-13 21:50:16

Like a fucking michael morpurgeo. Misery misery musery confusion bollox misery.

greenfolder Sun 14-Apr-13 21:53:59

to be fair, i didnt get les mis either- took a fit of the giggles after 2 hrs and 45 mins and started the couple off behind me. not helped by dd trying to move from embarrassment and falling over in front of the whole cinema. might just be shallow.

redlac Sun 14-Apr-13 22:03:22

It's a miseryfest which I am sure the government have made the BBC broadcast to make us thing that life used to be really shite so we should be grateful that we don't have to worry about our cows eating wild garlic to lose our livelihood

I'm quite enjoying it but I do like wallowing in misery occasionally

purplewithred Sun 14-Apr-13 22:07:07

Managed 10 minutes. Self indulgent dull wallowing masquerading as meaningful misery. Next!

Wotme Sun 14-Apr-13 22:09:45

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AnnieJumpCannon Sun 14-Apr-13 22:09:49

But something happy seems to always happen at the end. Horse in the pub!

AnnieJumpCannon Sun 14-Apr-13 22:10:45

I think the teacher just got called up. The thing about being shot was a horrible way of letting him know what would happen if he didn't follow orders once he got the uniform on.

LadyBeagleEyes Sun 14-Apr-13 22:11:36

I agree with Taggie grin

LadyMountbatten Sun 14-Apr-13 22:14:15

i like it BUT the kid on it is greek and looks greek

LynetteScavo Sun 14-Apr-13 22:14:32

Like a fucking michael morpurgeo.

So glad it's not just me!

For three Sunday nights I have suffered this shite. DH says it's going to get better.....well, it couldn't get much worse.

thebody Sun 14-Apr-13 22:14:43

Prefer lighter on a Sunday evening. Lark rise or creatures great and small etc.

CelticPixie Sun 14-Apr-13 22:26:20

I want to like it but its so grim and depressing. Give me Downton anyday.

FatherHankTree Sun 14-Apr-13 22:58:20

Tried to watch it, didn't like it at all. It seems like it's trying to be an English Heimat and failing miserably.

alabasterangel Sun 14-Apr-13 22:59:21

Anyone else noticed this?

The 'oldest man alive' actor, who is the little boy, much grown up and elderly, and appears speaking to camera at the start/end of each episode has the bluest pale blue eyes.... Yet the same man in his childhood, 'young Burt' is dark brown eyed.

Surely that cannot have escaped the notice of the continuity people?.... It's just odd! Or are we not meant to notice???

Cherriesarelovely Sun 14-Apr-13 23:00:10

Agree, but DP thinks it is absolutely marvellous. It is SO depressing!

Kiriwawa Sun 14-Apr-13 23:03:02

I only managed the first episode. I'm not big on unremitting gloom, especially on a Sunday night which is gloomy enough without additional help from the BBC

Selvedge Mon 15-Apr-13 00:00:43

alabasterangel Bert Middleton (old dude with blue eyes) says to the ‘interviewer’ “You better do it properly and make it honest”. I think this is acknowledging that the 1914 bit is a ‘reconstruction’ rather than a ‘flashback’ therefore excusing the fact that the actor playing young Bert has brown eyes.
These are my thoughts from watching the first 6 minutes on iplayer though so I may well be wrong. And if I am correct, it is still tenuous.
I also think that Martha (who got off the bus) is wearing a very strange coat and her skirt has mysteriously shortened when she walks into the field.
And why would the boys swim in their knickers then take them off when out of the water?
Taggie YANBU. I am inclined to agree with you.

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