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The Politicians Husband…?

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recall Thu 25-Apr-13 21:15:00

Anyone watching ?

Ikeameatballs Thu 02-May-13 21:25:22


I was already finding DT's character a bit scary. Bastard.

Darkesteyes Thu 02-May-13 21:39:34

The way they were just being questioned by the journo and she turned on Freya was a good reflection of media mysogyny.

teejwood Thu 02-May-13 22:04:50

Wow - great tonight. DT completely horrid at the start and end, but so much else packed into the intervening minutes. And it looks like he's not done with Freya or Bruce-y boy yet.

Agree with you Darkest about the media portrayal.

How on earth are they going to resolve all this in one hour next week?! And it looks like they are going to make us feel sorry for Aiden when the nanny falsely accuses him of a fling in the tabs. How will they fit it all in?

Southeastdweller Thu 02-May-13 22:15:00

I think it's crazy it's only a three parter - there's so much mileage in the main narrative and sub plots, I think it could easily be a compelling six part series.

teejwood Thu 02-May-13 22:17:36

Agree with you there, Southeast. Unless they have series II planned?

I was pleasantly surprised by Aiden turning down the nanny, btw. That and the way he cares for Noah indicates he's not all bad.

idlevice Thu 02-May-13 23:02:10

I started watching purely to feast on DT...the fact it's actually quite a good drama is an unexpected bonus grin

GeorginaWorsley Fri 03-May-13 06:41:35

Surprised Freya could walk straight following the bedroom scene.
I feel a bit sorry for Aiden,even though I don't want too.

Sunnymeg Fri 03-May-13 08:33:06

I reckon Aiden is going to persuade the Nanny to go to the papers with the story. Get it exposed as a lie and then implicate and bring down Babbish, probably implicating his wife in an affair with Babbish as well. He is not happy as a backbencher and will play as dirty as he needs to. Noah's Aspergers is going to be dragged into the press as Aiden plays the poor me card to the press as well.

StiffyByng Fri 03-May-13 11:20:25

Well, THAT was a good programme to watch with the in-laws.

The complete improbability of the plot is doing my head in to be honest. The political stuff is just wrong - in that, none of it works like that or ever would - so I can't buy into it.

LineRunner Fri 03-May-13 11:20:45

I invited my DS (15) to watch it with me last night as he is interested in politics and likes David Tennant.

Well that was awkward.

StiffyByng Fri 03-May-13 11:42:37


We were eating on our laps at the time, and my mother-in-law gamely tried to break the awkward silence by chirping 'is this pork'?

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Fri 03-May-13 12:14:45


diddl Fri 03-May-13 12:17:39

I was tempted to turn over from "that scene"-& I was watching by myselfblushgrin

newgirl Fri 03-May-13 13:44:21

Ooh its marvellous. And I think completely believable - makes complete sense with the politicians Ive met over the years.

No idea how to resolve all that in one hour - more please!

Think DT fab in this - considering we see so much of him he seems so different in this - hey thats acting I guess!

boxershorts Fri 03-May-13 13:48:03

Not gripped I have seen such series before. We know too much about real politics to be gripped by fiction

Sleepysocks Fri 03-May-13 15:07:59

Ooh just caught up on it. Anyone else noticed alt of the character names are from West Wing, Hoynes they mentioned a Seaborn, Moss, Babbish etc?

ppeatfruit Fri 03-May-13 15:14:39

Sorry I caught this towards the end, Didn't Freya mind being AR? she did'nt seem to if I hadn't known I wouldn't have guessed by her body language how come ?grin

Eliza22 Fri 03-May-13 17:02:03

They dragged Broadchurch on, for 8 weeks though it seemed so much longer. And they're going to conclude this in 57 minutes, next Thursday?

It's good, I think. I think DT's Aiden finds it hard to relate to his son and overcompensates with his daughter but yes, he is utterly vile and very unstable IMO. Anything could happen. How could Freya get into bed next to him following the opening scene. I told my elderly mum to tune in "it's right up your street mum, really good!" Haven't spoken to her yet today but I think she got a bit more than she bargained for.

Borgen, it ain't though. Different gravy that one!

grants1000 Fri 03-May-13 17:16:56

I don't fancy DT at all, not my cup of tea. He looked so peed off in his pinny and rubber gloves when his Mrs and the man he shafted him were in the ministers car outside the house, not his finest moment. I did think she was very mean tossing all his stuff out into the shed so she cuold move in the swanky house study. I'd be changing those hideous tassled curtains in the shed first if I were him.

changeforthebetter Fri 03-May-13 17:26:03

Watched ep 1. Vair good. Not a massive DT fan (dodges bulletswink) Looking forward to ep 2 if wifi reception doesn't play up again tonight.

sudaname Fri 03-May-13 18:23:49

I couldn't take to it at first cos l cant be doing with David Tennant. I just cant take him seriously and couldn't help but think that in the more intense scenes, had l been playing his wife l would've just burst out laughing.
But l watched the second one and found it a lot more believable then.
I think the little boy who plays their son is brilliant.

Llareggub Fri 03-May-13 18:25:53

I thought the AR scene was very well done. We know from previous sex scenes that they do like it a bit rough. Combined with the diary and his plausible explaination for it I am sure Freya is feeling much guilt about suspecting him of darker motives. Obviously we see what she doesn't. I think it is very well done.

Fiderer Fri 03-May-13 18:34:54

I notice the West Wing names - can't be a coincidence?

Dread to think how I'll turn up, if at all grin

SauvignonBlanche Fri 03-May-13 18:51:05

Thank goodness the DCs weren't in the room.

recall Fri 03-May-13 18:55:55

Guess what shock

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