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to think the plot development in Death in Paradise is utter pants [TITLE EDITED BY MNHQ: SPOILERS IN THREAD!]

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jessisinthegarden Tue 14-Jan-14 22:15:16

I mean WTF was that all about?
I spent days looking forward to series 2 and then he's stabbed with a bloody ice pick!
Spent almost the entire episode hoping and willing it all to be a big wind-up...expecting him to walk in any minute saying "Ah, got you there".
Rubbish storyline too.
What a crock of shite - won't be watching it again.
Love the other actors as I do, it can't be the same without Richard sad

ScarletLady02 Tue 14-Jan-14 22:17:37

Don't watch it but way to ruin it for other people confused

Itsaburrdiee Tue 14-Jan-14 22:20:19

Ben Miller... The actor wanted to leave. The plot line was fairly obvious but I thought it was enjoyable in a brainless, lovely setting sort of way.

peppersquint Tue 14-Jan-14 22:20:56

it's been shown in all the previews - where have you been?

jessisinthegarden Tue 14-Jan-14 22:21:08

Miller! Silly me. I didn't know he'd wanted to leave...

jessisinthegarden Tue 14-Jan-14 22:22:05

Been here!
Don't watch Tv much at all though, so must have missed previews altogether.

eosmum Tue 14-Jan-14 22:23:02

Still enjoyed even if I solved it in the first ten minutessmile

80sMum Tue 14-Jan-14 22:23:09

I rather liked it. Thought the script writers dealt with the necessary change of actors well.

Not really a spoiler ScarletLady, as the storyline has been plugged extensively for the past 3 or 4 weeks, so we all knew that the Richard Poole character was being killed off.

Monka Tue 14-Jan-14 22:24:03

I missed the previews too as dont watch a lot of TV so spoiler alert would have helped!

jessisinthegarden Tue 14-Jan-14 22:25:01

But the new guy likes the Caribbean and its exotic-ness (even though he bumbles a bit, like the archetypal Brit on the beach).
What I loved about Richard was that he didn't get on with anything in the Caribbean and struggled with it all. Hilarious.

Itsaburrdiee Tue 14-Jan-14 22:26:32

There was an interview in the Radio Times this week with both actors. Ben Miller felt he needed to spend more time in the UK with his school aged child and baby. He loved the job but it just hasn't been compatible with his family life. Kris Marshall has been able to take his wife and child over with him.

jessisinthegarden Tue 14-Jan-14 22:26:39

I didn't know80s (and apologies to the others who didn't either - but you were going to find out very soon tbh)

bisjo Tue 14-Jan-14 22:27:13

It's been really well trailed in the media that Ben Miller left because he didn't want to spend 6 montsh of every year in the Caribbean away from his family. I've not seen any tv previews but I've read interviews.

I thought tonight's episode was pretty good. Scarlett it was on tv tonight so I don't think it is unreasonable for the OP to post details of this episode after it has been broadcast.

jessisinthegarden Tue 14-Jan-14 22:27:51

Ah, I see - thanks for that Itsaburrdiee - I don't read the R. Times.

ThistledownAndCobweb Tue 14-Jan-14 22:27:55

I didn't know an d I've sky pulsed it!
Shall I ff the first ten minutes or spend them frantically looking for clues!

jessisinthegarden Tue 14-Jan-14 22:28:56

Exactly bisjo...and thank you smile

jessisinthegarden Tue 14-Jan-14 22:30:36

It was all so quick Thistle that if you're anything like me, you'll think he's pulling a gag! (unless you're well versed on the topic and know what to expect beforehand, that is).

Zingy123 Tue 14-Jan-14 22:42:26

Thanks for the spoiler I haven't watched it yet sad

Fartnado Tue 14-Jan-14 22:44:41

Aaaagghhhh spoiler alert before you post that please! I've recorded it sad

WhereYouLeftIt Tue 14-Jan-14 23:03:03

Thank you so much for having that spoiler as your THREAD TITLE, ensuring it was unavoidable for those of us who have not seen it yet angry

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BackforGood Tue 14-Jan-14 23:08:50

Another who hasn't watched it yet who would have preferred you to put 'Death in Paradise - Spoiler Alert' as the title, and then talked about the plot in your OP

Thanks a bunch hmm

RenterNomad Tue 14-Jan-14 23:10:45

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Salmotrutta Tue 14-Jan-14 23:13:13

Oh dear... Poor OP is getting roasted.

I'd never watched this before so sort of stumbled onto it by default tonight.

Quite enjoyed it so will watch again smile

IneedAwittierNickname Tue 14-Jan-14 23:14:35

Yea thanks, also had no idea and sky plussed it. Bloody hate it when people do that. sad

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