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Blondeshavemorefun Tue 15-Jan-13 00:30:36

Thought was brilliant. Very touching and makes you feel sorry for Rae / but gawd she's got guts like the duke box saga - slide in pool and downing a pint of snakebite

God I rem that drink !!!

Based on a true story/diary

Her mum made me laugh with the bloke in the boot - recognised her / what else has Claire rushbrook been in?

Series linked on planner / prob more fun then girls which was also on tonight

Well worth watching this if you missed tonight's

Reminded me of a female Adrian mole tho tad older but also the humour of inbetweeners

chocoluvva Wed 20-Feb-13 12:15:25

I know what you mean about the repetition of facial expressions - she rolled her eyes and looked sideways a lot.

I thought all the young people in it were very natural and believable.

Booyhoo Tue 19-Feb-13 23:14:45

see i thought the opposite. i saw alot of her responding to lines before they were said and alot of repitition of the same expressions where they weren't a natural expression for what was being said. it all felt very GCSE drama class to me.

out2lunch Tue 19-Feb-13 22:51:24

I thought the acting was great - very natural

Booyhoo Tue 19-Feb-13 22:48:55

did people genuinely think that was good acting from SR? i'm really shocked by this tbh and no-one i know IRL has watched it so that i could get their opinions. i felt continually let down by the acting. i really expected far better.

imawigglyworm Tue 19-Feb-13 21:48:28

I dont think was announced til yesterday that there was going to be a second series so I guess they ended it like that so the story was finished incase there wasnt.
I loved it (although didnt see the first episode) and thought Sharon Rooney is a great actress, cant wait til the next series.

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 19-Feb-13 21:40:36

i did think she woffled a bit at her mums wedding, but she gave her blessing

did like the flashbacks into the future if rae was dead

assume her anorexic friend is still in a coma sad

out2lunch Tue 19-Feb-13 16:07:01

Blimey my stomach did a flip on the bridge part

I thought the ending was a bit so so but paved the way for a second series

GlitterySkulls Tue 19-Feb-13 00:12:48

i thought tonight's episode was really good, actually- this series has really grew on me.

<still prefer the book, though!!>

Booyhoo Mon 18-Feb-13 23:54:29

did she really hijack her mum's wedding reception like that?

i dislike her character more and more with every episode. really thought i would grow to like her but it hasn't happened.

Blondeshavemorefun Mon 18-Feb-13 23:49:58

Last one tonight

What did you think of ending?

out2lunch Wed 13-Feb-13 19:06:42

Still loving this -gets better every week
I am really.tempted to get the book - think I will once the series ends

chocoluvva Sun 10-Feb-13 01:13:21

Loving it, but I haven't read the original.

Fantastic acting. DD who is 16 is enjoying it too.

MadameBoolala Sat 09-Feb-13 21:00:26

I think this is wonderful.

YouOldSlag Sat 09-Feb-13 16:56:01

She's not violent in the book and never goes to a leisure centre. The show had a different screenwriter who wasn't Rae Earl so I'm not sure what she would have made of that.

Empress77 Sat 09-Feb-13 15:45:06

I love the show - but havent read the book so am not put off by differences. I was Raes age when I went to Knebworth & was so gutted for her that she didnt go! Love remembering all the music of my younger days, good times! Really really want her to get a nice boyfriend!

Booyhoo Sat 09-Feb-13 15:30:39

i wonder why they did that. i'm guessing the real rae earl was involved in the making of the show and agreed this should go in. i just wonder why they did it? it was uncomfortable viewing tbh. i could understand if they were staying true to the book but to add something like that is odd.

YouOldSlag Sat 09-Feb-13 15:22:55


Booyhoo Sat 09-Feb-13 14:50:26

yes that's it you.

also, that scene where she walked into the leisure centre and threatened to punch the person behind the desk was awful. did that happen in the book?

YouOldSlag Sat 09-Feb-13 14:38:21

Yes I agree. In the book she has a sort of vulnerability. She comes across as bolshy and loud in front of people but when she's alone she wants to look pretty and have a boyfriend. In the TV series she was just bolshy and sullen.

Booyhoo Sat 09-Feb-13 14:21:20

i'm glad to see that the show is very unlike the book because if it was close to the true story then it would seem rae had a really bad attitude. she's not a likeable character in the series.

the acting in the house party episode was awful

YouOldSlag Sat 09-Feb-13 14:15:13

Try the book. It made me cry with laughter. The TV series just left me feeling annoyed.

It's as if they took the story of Oliver Twist, made him a girl, set it in modern times, gave him an affluent upbringing where he never had any problems, and set it in Jamiaca and then still called it Oliver Twist.

THAT'S how far away it is from the book.

AngelWreakinHavoc Sat 09-Feb-13 08:14:34

I have not read the book either but I am enjoying watching the tv show.

LetsKateWin Sat 09-Feb-13 08:06:00

I haven't read the book...i have it when the televised version doesn't live up to the book.

I'm catching up now and really enjoying it. I've been singing about being in love with Pandora in my head.

YouOldSlag Thu 31-Jan-13 09:40:48

I don't recognise any of the storylines at all. It's as if the screen writer took two characters out of the book, didn't bother reading the rest, and just wrote a completely different version.

The names have been changed, the characters have been changed, the plot has been changed, the events have been changed, and it has been put in the 90s instead of the 80s.

Blondeshavemorefun Wed 30-Jan-13 23:14:46

As always books and tv never tally up

I try and not do both as always end up disappointed sad

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