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Last Tango In Halifax

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SpanishFly Wed 05-Dec-12 13:52:44

Anyone been watching this? I didn't think I'd enjoy it much but it's so sweet and heartwarming. I'm thoroughly enjoying it smile

Mumofthreeteens Wed 05-Dec-12 14:29:04

I have really enjoyed it so far. Amazed Derek Jacobi is still alive, he was in I Claudius when I was a kid.

Clayhead Wed 05-Dec-12 14:29:47

It's had much more to it than I thought it would. Some great acting.

GreatCongas Wed 05-Dec-12 14:41:19

He's been busy doing in the night garden until now

I've been watching it. It's intriguing and I can't sense where it is going

SpanishFly Wed 05-Dec-12 14:49:33

I have to say I'm a bit confused as to why Gillian would hv had sex with that creepy guy - he treats her appallingly and is lechy. She seemed disgusted by him, so it's a bit weird.

And yes, Derek Jacobi has always seemed to be that age!

carabos Wed 05-Dec-12 16:36:09

spanishfly I agree - how and why would she get involved with such a creep - and he's young enough to be her son? Actually, her calling up Caroline's husband creeped me out a bit too - I'm wondering if she's a predator? She's the least sympathetic of the characters.

Caroline is hilarious - great acting from Sarah Lancashire.

diddl Wed 05-Dec-12 17:31:30

It´s great, isn´t it?

I love Anne Reid-loved it when she slapped the SIL.

And Sarah Lancashire is good as well.

All interesting characters.

Wingedharpy Wed 05-Dec-12 17:34:45

I've been really enjoying this too though I missed it last night due to life intruding on my telly viewing.
I came to the conclusion that Gillian was just using the creepy guy for sexual gratification purposes only - she doesn't want a relationship with anyone as she's no time and it's too complicated or it could possibly have something to do with the reason her husband committed suicide...........
Who knows? - at least it's less complicated than Homeland!

OodKingWenceslas Wed 05-Dec-12 17:47:50

I'm loving it too.

DreamsTurnToGoldDust Wed 05-Dec-12 18:06:49

I`m loving it, I throught the creepy youngster Gillian was having sex with was horrible, but of course I started feeling really sorry for him last night.

ChippingInLovesAutumn Wed 05-Dec-12 18:10:12

I've really enjoyed it so far too, though I made encouraged a friend to watch it last night and it wasn't as good as the first ones... I hope it was just a little dip.

GreatCongas Wed 05-Dec-12 18:38:55

Not sure she could be his mum. I would have put him at around 30 and she's what? 40
And dh wonders why I'm always looking these sorts of things up

SpanishFly Wed 05-Dec-12 18:47:03

winged at first I'd wondered if it was just an uncomplicated sexual thing, but choosing someone who's engaged doesn't seem uncomplicated smile

jessiegeesusinamanger Thu 06-Dec-12 10:42:55

I watched the first 2 episodes on iplayer last night because 2 of my friends were raving about it. I thought I'd hate it but am absolutely loving it. Such great acting and somehow it's believable! I haven't enjoyed a tv drama as much for years and years.

rocketupbum Thu 06-Dec-12 14:35:35

I think it's great too, fab acting too. I got married in the hall they are now locked in!

GreatCongas Thu 06-Dec-12 15:18:04

Is it spooky?

CuriousMama Thu 06-Dec-12 15:27:03

No GreatCongas that's Crickley grin

I love it too. The acting's fantastic and you really don't know where it's going? Plus it's a bit of a mystery.

I think Gillian rang Caroline's husband as she has no friends?

diddl Thu 06-Dec-12 17:12:15

Another thing I like & I don´t mean this to be offensive, is that the actors are quite ordinary looking.

You could quite feasibly see them together.

No middle aged paunchy husband with a trophy wife.

diddl Thu 06-Dec-12 17:13:43

I have a terrible feeling that they won´t get married.

Perhaps they´ll find that they´ve changed too much.

marleybrodie Thu 06-Dec-12 20:11:32

Loving this filmed not too far away from me.
Thought it sounded far too cheesey....but it's great viewing.

BackforGood Thu 06-Dec-12 20:21:42

Haven't watched this week's yet, but I too have really enjoyed the first 2 episodes. Great cast. Lots of different bits of storyline you can see developing. Have to agree though about the sex with the leech! I mean - you wouldn't, would you ??? confused

CuriousMama Thu 06-Dec-12 20:23:47

I think Nicola Walker (Gillian) is a fantastic actress. She was great in Spooks too.

GreatCongas Thu 06-Dec-12 20:46:45

Yes she's very human isn't she. I keep expecting people to call her Ruth though

Santaslittlemisshelper Thu 06-Dec-12 20:49:15

I'm enjoying it, only watched it to spot local areas and rather disappointed that it hasn't really shown much of Halifax!

BikeRunSki Thu 06-Dec-12 21:08:16

I like that it us based on the writer's mum's real-life experience.

And that I can shout and point at the telling saying "Been there!".

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