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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

RenterNomad Wed 15-Jan-14 20:56:57

There's only been a "reaction" (or over-reaction) because the response wasn't, "ooops, sorry everyone," but, "THE BBC MADE ME DO IT, AND BEN MILLER DID IT FIRST, and where have you idiots all BEEN?"

Normal people can get narked by that sort of thing.

By contrast, I saw a thread title about the Downton Abbey Christmas special (which I still haven't seen), which was something like: "God, it was boring, but, hey, at least nobody died." That's the way to do a fun teaser

Anyway, now I'm arguing for fun.

OvO Wed 15-Jan-14 20:56:46

I completely disagree Whisk.

People were a bit annoyed and posted to say so. I was a bit rude by saying OP had done it deliberately and one other person used a rude word.

That was as much of a kicking as she got. As in none. Fgs no one called her a cunt or told her to fuck off. In fact the nastiest post on this thread came from the OP herself.

Bitchy, harpies, nasty, vicious, get a life - I can't find any other comments on this thread that even come close to those.

Whiskwarrior Wed 15-Jan-14 20:13:27

It's got nothing to do with manners - that thing you keep saying? I don't think it means what you think it means.

OP didn't really think through what she was posting. She wasn't trying to ruin anybody's life and she certainly doesn't deserve the kicking she's had on this thread.

I've seen people post much worse stuff, actual hateful stuff, and not get this kind of response.

VoldysGoneMouldy Wed 15-Jan-14 20:11:22

<snort> at "Bible doesn't end well". Depends which side you were on, I suppose. <scuttles>

I rather liked Death in Paradise, actually. It's always hard when a major character decides they want to leave (Downton Abbey is STILL bothering me), but I quite admire the attempt they made to continue with the general feel of the series despite this. We'll see how it goes.

BackforGood Wed 15-Jan-14 20:08:22

Drank - it's clear from your post that you don't know anything about me. I have a pretty busy life actually, and don't watch that much telly (hence probably not having seen these trailers that some people think it was impossible to miss). Whenever I have my blood pressure taken, it's always been excellent, thanks for your concern.
No - I can give or take Death in Paradise as a Programme - if I have time that week I might watch it, but it's no big deal if I don't, but this isn't about spoiling one particular programme, it's about manners, and having a little consideration for others. Yes, to some extent it's about site etiquette, but (as I said in an earlier post) that's not peculiar to this site - it would be the same if I was chatting to a friend and wanted to mention something I'd seen on the tele - the conversation starts - 'Did you see..... last night. She's spoilt it for a lot of people, who have pointed it out to her so hopefully she doesn't do it again.
Just strikes me as odd that the people who pointed it out, then got criticised more than the person who was so thoughtless (I assume rather than deliberately spoiling) in the first place.

LedareAnsley Wed 15-Jan-14 20:04:41


If anyone tells me what happens to Jesus in the end I'll nail them to a tree.

Whiskwarrior Wed 15-Jan-14 20:02:58

Well, that was mean, Line - that's on my reading list.

SPOILER: it really isn't on my reading list!

LineRunner Wed 15-Jan-14 20:01:12

SPOILER: apparently the Bible doesn't end well.

LedareAnsley Wed 15-Jan-14 19:59:34


Whiskwarrior Wed 15-Jan-14 19:46:24

Yes, but did you know that a) some people genuinely didn't know that the Titanic was a real ship that actually sank and b) that some people thought it was a brand new film when it was re-released in 3D?

When I read about people like that I think we need a cull in the world population - it's cruel to keep them going and they spread TB*

*that might be badgers.

LedareAnsley Wed 15-Jan-14 19:41:41

Why on earth did hundreds of millions of people worldwide go to the cinema to see Titanic?

Idiots. I stayed at home because I knew it sank in the end.

Whiskwarrior Wed 15-Jan-14 19:36:05

Drank - Jesus, even I'm further ahead than you!

I found out when it was the front cover of the Radio Times, from Stephen Moffat. I went 'shit on it!', then calmly got on with my day.

I'm clever like that, me.

(Love the Donna episodes)

Coconutty Wed 15-Jan-14 19:35:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DrankSangriaInThePark Wed 15-Jan-14 19:34:08

Whisk! They never? (I am on Boxed set series 4.....I am still at Donna and Dave) grin

Whiskwarrior Wed 15-Jan-14 19:29:52

Oh, for goodness sake!

I'm woefully, woefully behind with Doctor Who. My fault, too many other things to watch.

I found out that Amy and Rory had died and my world didn't end.

Because IT'S A TV SHOW!

I knew about Sherlock falling off the building because I didn't watch that quick enough too.

I didn't cry over it or have a strop at other people talking about it.

Leave the OP alone and grow up - it's like people who get precious over soap operas. Tad childish.

DrankSangriaInThePark Wed 15-Jan-14 19:29:14

Is it really so important to you Backforgood? Really? A (not very good) telly programme? That you have to lay down the law and tell Mners where they can and cannot post? Even after the fucking programme has been on and been talked about anyway for weeks?

Sheesh. You must lead a very, erm, dominated by the box kind of life. Have you thought of getting a hobby? It might help your blood pressure?

Renter- she said she only did it because it was a party and everyone was snogging everyone else. She wishes now she had more juicy information to share but sadly hasn't. grin

BackforGood Wed 15-Jan-14 19:24:41

Right - so now when you are pulled up on being inconsiderate and selfish, you can cry and say you are aleaving and then people who have criticised you for it get moaned at hmm

It's basic manners - if you want to discuss a TV prog, you go to the TV addicts area and you put the title of the prog in the title of the thread - you DON'T tell people what has happened in the episode.

Not sure why some people find it hard to believe that some people haven't seen any trailers and don't read TV magazines - they've told you they haven't, why would you accuse them of lying over something like that?

LedareAnsleyIsATwat Wed 15-Jan-14 18:58:12

Me neither, Liney.

LineRunner Wed 15-Jan-14 18:52:26

No-one has ever been bothered to pretend to be me.

LedareAnsley Wed 15-Jan-14 18:47:44

Oh that's lovely.

It's just that Sparklingbrook has had imposters pretending to be her in the past.

Thank you for clearing that up.

SparklingMuppet Wed 15-Jan-14 18:27:10

I've always had a version of sparkling/sparkly in my user name stemming from our twee nickname for my engagement ring 15 years ago (blush). The muppets bit is because I adore the John Denver and The Muppets Christmas album (again blush but it's hugely sentimental of my childhood before my parents passed away when I was very young), so yes, definitely a Jim Henson link! I've been name changing once a month or so for a few months now due to private circumstances, and my christmas name was TheMuppetsSingChristmas and I wanted to get back to a 'sparkly' version, so...

LedareAnsley Wed 15-Jan-14 18:09:24

SparklingMuppet, off-topic, but can I ask how / why you chose your username? Are you a Jim Henson fan?

RenterNomad Wed 15-Jan-14 17:19:06

Did she cut herself on his jaw, DrankSangria?! grin It's brilliant how his appearance underlined the DI Poole personality... he is very square!

DrankSangriaInThePark Wed 15-Jan-14 16:35:59

Blimeyheck. Was just wondering if Sparkling had had a personality transplant and then (luckily) realised in time it was a cypher.

My friend once snogged Ben Miller. In the 6th form. <useful contribution>

Sparklingbrook Wed 15-Jan-14 15:35:59

Oh no. I haven't got another impersonator have I? <wibble>

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