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Anyone going to try the new Cell Block H tomorrow?

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Lighthousekeeping Tue 27-Aug-13 20:20:17

Wentworth on Channel 5? I've just finished Orange is the New Black so I'm quite into women's prison dramas blush

LEMisdisappointed Wed 28-Aug-13 22:19:00

But vera actually seems quite nice, and who the fuck is that governer woman, i don't remember her!

GwendolineMaryLacey Wed 28-Aug-13 22:19:49

It's all tits up! Mrs J is guvner, vinegar tits is nice and Erica is a busy body. Wtf??

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 28-Aug-13 22:19:51

Yes, it is odd to see Vera being nice.

The governor used to just sit in an office.

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 28-Aug-13 22:20:48

I think I prefer the original.

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 28-Aug-13 22:22:09

Erica was the governor wasn't she? This is very odd.

Towanda Wed 28-Aug-13 22:22:14

Stick with it, lots of the original character's traits are explained over the series!

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 28-Aug-13 22:27:02

Ok, I'll trust you. grin

GoshAnneGorilla Wed 28-Aug-13 22:30:47


I loved that they were such hard faced women in the original, I hope the new version isn't all super glad.

BOF Wed 28-Aug-13 22:31:29

The old theme song! grin

GwendolineMaryLacey Wed 28-Aug-13 22:32:14

I watched the first ep of cell block H just now and it's pretty vicious. But 70s grit is easier to watch then modern grit.

Yay, the song!

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 28-Aug-13 22:32:31

I'm a couple of minutes behind - is it really true BOF?

LEMisdisappointed Wed 28-Aug-13 22:33:01

Im very confused hmm Im not loving it if im honest

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 28-Aug-13 22:34:14

Oh my goodness! The song! It has given me goosebumps!

BOF Wed 28-Aug-13 22:35:11

It's true!

I think this is pretty good so far actually, but I think you have to view it as a stand-alone drama rather that looking for it to hit our nostalgia button.

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 28-Aug-13 22:35:35

Ok, I've caught up during the ad break. Who is the singer? Is it present-day Bea?

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 28-Aug-13 22:36:36

Yes, I almost wonder why they have used the same names.

Ok, obviously I am wrong about the singer.

travellingwilbury Wed 28-Aug-13 22:39:58

I am liking this but I need to try and forget about the old characters .

I am annoying myself .

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 28-Aug-13 22:45:40

I feel exactly the same, travelling.

I need to stop thinking back to who is who.

Lizzie Birdsworth has changed a lot too.

GwendolineMaryLacey Wed 28-Aug-13 22:49:31

Oh bollocks. Don't look it up on Wikipedia whatever you do. The episode guides are very detailed. Sod it.

SunshineBossaNova Wed 28-Aug-13 22:49:37

Lizzie Birdsworth has a great plastic surgeon smile

Lighthousekeeping Wed 28-Aug-13 22:49:50

Oh, you all have god memories! I can't remember the original. Just that my gay friends loved it. It's no Orange but I'm enjoying it.

LEMisdisappointed Wed 28-Aug-13 22:54:43

What is this orange of which you speak?

LEMisdisappointed Wed 28-Aug-13 23:00:06

no no no, i dont like it sad

aristocat Wed 28-Aug-13 23:00:26

Watching it too.

grin Not bad so far......

travellingwilbury Wed 28-Aug-13 23:00:54

Ooooh ! That was good and not in a so shite its good way either which is weird .

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