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The Village is a gurt big pile of steaming shite.

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AtYourCervix Sun 10-Aug-14 21:12:11

Is it not?

Or am I missing something?

NormHonal Sun 10-Aug-14 21:14:01

<wild applause for use of the word "gurt" in a thread title>

<misses point of thread as I didn't watch it>

Namechangearoonie123 Sun 10-Aug-14 21:15:15

I watched the last series, it was very bleak

No idea what's going on now, why they're running, who these new folk are

AtYourCervix Sun 10-Aug-14 21:15:35

I thank you.

It's on right now.

But don't bother. Truly shite.

Peaceloveandbiscuits Sun 10-Aug-14 21:22:40

I've got a weird thing going on for John Simm in this, though. Not so much in any other role!

AtYourCervix Sun 10-Aug-14 21:25:19

Utter wank.

Why am i watching?

baldisbeautiful Sun 10-Aug-14 21:40:37

someone please help me out here. When he was running - who was the guy he swapped shirts with? Thought it was the teacher from last series (especially when he said you'd be a good teacher in te pub after) but I thought he got shot for refusing to join up in the last series??? TIA

AtYourCervix Sun 10-Aug-14 21:41:56

Who feckin knows?

Ranfom flicky between scenes. Brooding music. Profound muddieness. Grit.

And a load of utter shite. Bollocks.

PetulaGordino Sun 10-Aug-14 21:42:19

i watched the first few episodes of the last series and found it relentlessly bleak

iklboo Sun 10-Aug-14 21:48:23

Is it all 'ee, 'appen 'as 'ow - 'im up at t'big 'ouse 'n no mistake'?

AtYourCervix Sun 10-Aug-14 21:51:39

I've given up. The worst thing on tv ever.

Ellenora5 Sun 10-Aug-14 23:19:33

I didn't even bother with it, watched the last series and I wasn't putting myself through that again, it was miserable, dire television

Elswyth Sun 10-Aug-14 23:36:57

I think you're right, baldisbeautiful I think Bert swapped with the schoolteacher (if he is still a schoolteacher, not sure). I'm certain he wasn't shot.

It is very bleak. However, I've watched some of the, very similar vein, channel 4 programme, the Mill. Now that is far worse, it's like a soap opera, light version of the Village!

Welshwabbit Mon 11-Aug-14 13:20:34

I like it. Thought Lord Kilmartin was a bit too cartoonish, though. baldisbeautiful, you're right, the shirt-swapper was the teacher from the last series. He wasn't shot, he was imprisoned for being a conscientious objector. I think he came back at the end of the last series and was ostracised by the villagers.

TheFirmament Mon 11-Aug-14 13:26:15

Haven't started this new series yet but loved it last time! Surely no one thinks Maxine Peake was shite? She was amazing and made a brilliant dysfunctional couple with John Simm.

My only gripe was old blokey did NOT look 113 or whatever it was meant to be.

SauvignonBlanche Mon 11-Aug-14 13:31:52

I was just about to watch this on the iplayer (am stuck in hospital and am bored), thanks for the warning, I won't get my hopes up. smile

ouryve Mon 11-Aug-14 13:33:28

I stuck out the first episode and never bothered again.


AtYourCervix Mon 11-Aug-14 13:40:17

In hospital I think you need something a bit lighter Sauvignon.

diddl Mon 11-Aug-14 16:18:11

Hadn't realised it was back.

thanks for the heads up!smile

hildasmuriel Mon 11-Aug-14 18:57:30

I had missed this last night so thanks for the tip off. I quite like the fact that it was bleak. Too many period dramas see the past through rose tinted specs but the reality is that for many people life was bleak in this period. Not cheery up telly though. John Simm and Maxine Peake are always fab.

Elswyth Mon 18-Aug-14 01:33:09

" Surely no one thinks Maxine Peake was shite? She was amazing and made a brilliant dysfunctional couple with John Simm."

Goodness no! I'm rather liking it, and it's beautifully filmed.

Agree about rose tinted specs (I won't be popular in saying so, but thinking that awful TV adaptation of the Lark Rise book particularly)

Coumarin Mon 18-Aug-14 01:51:10

I made it as far as the 'boy in the field doing so srhing he shouldn't be doing in a field' episode during the last series. confused That, on top of the misery and woe, was a scene too far for me.

Is this series any better so far? If you can tell much from one episode.

Coumarin Mon 18-Aug-14 01:51:25


iK8 Mon 18-Aug-14 02:09:37

It's know as "it's grim oop North!" in our house. Haven't a clue what's going on and I watched all the first series confused

I don't remember anyone being gay last time (possibly because they were too busy being stoic) and this series there's men in three-piece suits snogging all over the place. I don't know which man-in-suit is which though.

Won't be watching again.

Coumarin Mon 18-Aug-14 02:50:16

Men in three piece suits sounds like an improvement in last series.

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