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The Paradise - Mr Moray is a sexual predator! Miss Audrey is right!

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SecondhandRose Thu 01-Nov-12 17:57:28

Never been a fan of Miss Audrey but she was giving Denise good advice this week. What is it with Moray and snogging everyone and anyone then looking wistful about his dead wife. Then there is Clara desperate to give him some -'say it with a Geordie accent' "comfort".

Also, how old is Miss Katherine Glendenning? She looks about 35, with a dowry like hers she would have been married off years ago!

LittleAbruzzenBear Fri 09-Nov-12 09:56:49

Sorry, too many 'to's'!

MorrisZapp Fri 09-Nov-12 09:59:10

They should either call him Mouret, and pronounce it 'moo-ray', or call him Moray, and pronounce it Murray.


RiaOverTheRainbow Fri 09-Nov-12 14:08:39

BTW did Moray and Catherine have sex or did I imagine that?

Aftereightsaremine Fri 09-Nov-12 17:04:39

Isn't the Paradise based on Zola's novel? Am certain mouret & Denise marry in the novel. Happy to be corrected though I read yonks ago.

Aftereightsaremine Fri 09-Nov-12 17:05:13

I read IT yonks ago.

Tinkerisdead Fri 09-Nov-12 17:19:38

Ohhh i'm loving The Paradise. I'm a huge fan of downton but they rished through the years so much last series that now they've had to slow it down or it would be 1996 by now!!

So the paradise was marketed as a bigger budget larkrise (and i lived larkrise) its not gonna end at this series is it? I was hoping it would run like larkrise did. Although its a bit "soaplike" i love denise and mouray's chemistry. I'm constantly squealing "he loves her!" at the tv whilst dh tuts at me.

SilverSixpence Tue 13-Nov-12 22:20:19

Did anyone watch it today? It ended so abruptly, was waiting for a big scene with the wedding a la Downton but it was not to be..

fancyanother Tue 13-Nov-12 22:24:16

Yes I watched it. I was waiting for a more interesting ending too. What happened at the wedding? What was the fallout? What was the mystery re: the wife? What was in the black book? A bit of a disappointing ending, unless another series is being commissioned.

oohlaalaa Tue 13-Nov-12 22:42:01

There's another series for the fallout. I rather like Katherine Glendenning... She's so conniving.

SilverSixpence Tue 13-Nov-12 22:51:20

Oh good news grin

Alibabaandthe40nappies Tue 13-Nov-12 22:54:01

Ah lovely ending! Moray is quite delicious when he actually smiles grin

BackforGood Tue 13-Nov-12 22:59:27

Haven't seen todays, but have been enjoying this. Just can't understand why it's tucked away on a Tuesday and not broadcast on a Sunday when I should imagine it would have doubled it's viewing figures. Us period drama lovers don't tend to look out for things on Tuesdays! smile

Agree about Katherine's age - it's been annoying me throughout. Surely she should be looking a good 10 - 15 years younger ? confused

SecondhandRose Tue 13-Nov-12 23:12:48

Thanks for the spoiler!!! Great!

Anyway, loved tonights and I cried for Miss Audrey. Katherine is one nasty piece of work.

GwendolineMaryLacey Tue 13-Nov-12 23:29:42

Right, having read the rest of this's only loosely based on the book, isn't it? grin

Still haven't seen it. Have put the DVD on my Christmas wish list instead.

Tinkerisdead Wed 14-Nov-12 17:21:06

Is there really another series where has that been confirmed? Off to google cos i'm loving the paradise n put the book on my xmas list!

LittleTyga Wed 14-Nov-12 17:24:58

Was that the last one? Oh no! SO it ended with Katherine threatening Denise - so the wedding must be in the next series?

What happened with Jonas? Was working and had one eye on the tv!

fancyanother Wed 14-Nov-12 17:33:25


He was let go. Looked lingeringly in the river. I thought he was going to jump in but he just threw the mystery book in and walked off. They had better do another series. There was some rubbish on a few years ago called Defying Gravity which evidently I was the only viewer of. They cancelled it mid series and I haven't yet got a sense of closure!

hattymattie Wed 14-Nov-12 19:12:01

Hell hath no fury ...*secondhand*.

I do hope there's a second series - really got into it having found it a bit boring to start with. Agree a Sunday night slot would be better (before Homeland though).

2rebecca Wed 14-Nov-12 21:48:12

I've been loving this, this followed by Cookoo was excellent Tuesday viewing, now they've both finished. I read the book as grew inpatient with the series. It is quite different. Mouret is more sympathetic as he is less of a sexual predator and Miss Glendenning is a concubine much like Violetta in La Traviata which explains her being early middle aged and unmarried. He never gets engaged to her in the book.
Denise is better in the TV adaptation, she was stupid and pious in the book, forever giving money to one brother to spend on married women whilst she and her little brother starved and she refused to put out until married. The double standards v her brother and herself never rang true. Doing away with the brothers and her uncle's miserable family vastly improved the story. There is endless descriptive crap in the book as well, and it's nowhere near as much fun.
I don't know that I can be bothered with series 2 if it's just an evil Glendennings v the Paradise saga. Miss Glendenning turned into too much of a caricature this week, she had some dignity earlier in the series.

LadyMaryChristmas Wed 14-Nov-12 21:51:49

We're waiting for the next series blush

LittleTyga Wed 14-Nov-12 21:59:56

Thanks fancy Aww poor Jonas

alemci Wed 14-Nov-12 22:05:18

i thought this was great. Had to laugh the way everyone called Moray 'Moray' as oppose to his first name even his fiancee - never Mr etc... then we find out his christian name is John - bit of a let down.

he reminded me of Mr Claypole in Rentaghost TBH - showing my age.

Tinkerisdead Wed 14-Nov-12 22:14:49

Hush thy mouth mr claypole indeed!! No way ive been swooning over john mouray. Rentaghost. Tut.

alemci Wed 14-Nov-12 22:30:36

it was his voice and mannerisms. but you know who i was talking about.

YouBrokeMySmoulder Wed 14-Nov-12 22:36:07

I have mentally put him in the Cupboard of Lust but he is far too young. Not tat have googled or anything ahem.

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