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Hepzibar Sat 11-Jul-15 12:17:22

I think I am looking forward to this. Looks like a great cast.

Anyone read the book?

BreeVDKamp Sat 11-Jul-15 12:22:18

Ooh I read this earlier in the year, was a Xmas present. Didn't know they were making it into a series! Which channel?

Hepzibar Sat 11-Jul-15 19:17:44

It's BBC 1 tomorrow (Sunday) night at 9pm

DuchessofMalfi Sun 12-Jul-15 09:41:55

I'm recording it, to watch the episodes together. Sadly I don't have the patience to wait for a week in between episodes of dramas any more blush. But this will also give me the time to read the novel before then - have got it ready and waiting on my bedside cabinet.

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 12-Jul-15 10:22:35

But will the book and series be the same

They rarely are sad

DuchessofMalfi Sun 12-Jul-15 15:19:18

TV adaptations of books frequently disappoint me, but with the exception of Wolf Hall which I loved. Hope this one is good because I rarely watch TV and have been looking forward to it.

WhetherOrNot Sun 12-Jul-15 22:56:53

Well it is certainly graphic and with scenes of self-harm.

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 12-Jul-15 23:50:07

Recorded. Starting watching at 1130 / shattered now sad

So will watch rest tomorrow. Just got to the Drowning sad

absolutelynotfabulous Mon 13-Jul-15 08:54:37

I really enjoyed this. Some very graphic bits, but a slow, tense vibe.

Getting the book now!

Bakeoffcake Mon 13-Jul-15 08:57:35

This is one of my favourite books. I watched last night and thought the adaptation was very well done.

I'm very pleased as I was worried it wouldn't do the book justice.

SoupDragon Mon 13-Jul-15 09:00:05

I didn't feel the love for this and turned off before the end.

mrsdavidbowie Mon 13-Jul-15 10:59:58

I enjoyed it.
I read the book buy have completely forgotten what happens

LavazzaLover Mon 13-Jul-15 11:19:18

Im watching on sky+ now. At the train station bit and im piss bored. Its awful. Dont think I'll carry on.

Daisywellies Mon 13-Jul-15 14:21:56

I really enjoyed it, although parts of it were really difficult to watch. The cast is great, the period detail is lovely and the story is pretty heartbreaking. Will definitely be watching the second part next week.

purpleme12 Tue 14-Jul-15 02:08:21

I read the book years ago thought the book was really good. Watched the tele programme it was so powerful. I'm still reeling from it.

diddl Tue 14-Jul-15 07:54:53

Too gloom & doom for me!

Don't care about any of the characters either.

Couldn't get to the end of it.

2rebecca Tue 14-Jul-15 13:32:18

I found it very well acted. Agree with the too doom and gloom though. It was a bit anything that can go wrong will go wrong and I end up feeling emotionally manipulated by misery fest dramas.
I'm reading the book though but in future I will record 2 part series or watch both together on iplayer as I hate waiting a week between episodes too. I'd rather they did an hour a night on consecutive nights and got on with it.
The film does seem true to the book.

Blondeshavemorefun Tue 14-Jul-15 17:17:00

Enjoyed the first bit till mum drowned - but watched rest last night and birds me

Not sure if will watch part 2 next week

twidsmum Mon 20-Jul-15 09:42:04

Ran through the gamut of emotions watching it.Shouted at the screen a couple of times(blush)
Portrayed the era and social values so well.

DuchessofMalfi Mon 20-Jul-15 12:10:29

Just finished reading the novel this weekend and have both episodes saved to watch soon. DH doesn't want to watch it so will have to find time to wallow in them by myself grin

Daisywellies Mon 20-Jul-15 15:21:49

I enjoyed the first part but found last night very depressing and grim. I remember feeling the same reading the book. It gripped me at the start but then it all got a bit unrelenting.

cerealqueen Mon 20-Jul-15 18:38:05

I watched it hoping something happy would happen to somebody then it came to a Mills and Boon ending and I thought 'What the Fuck happened there, did I miss these two people getting to know each other, he was getting off with her sister five minutes ago?'

Happy to be enlightened by anybody who has read the book.

DuchessofMalfi Mon 20-Jul-15 20:56:13

Lewis and Kit were always very close right from childhood. In the novel he looked out for her and she for him. They both saw themselves as outsiders, rather unloved by their respective families. I haven't yet watched the tv adaptation, but presume that didn't come across so well? It does in the novel. Tamsin is more keen on him than he is on her, so it does seem more natural that it was Kit he would want.

Is there really a Mills and Boon ending? It is by no means that certain in the novel. There's a possibility that they never get together - it really isn't that obvious. He's leaving to do his National Service, and she's being sent abroad to finishing school. And that's how it ends.

Samcro Mon 20-Jul-15 21:43:40

I felt so sorry for lewis, he really was treated so badly

Clawdy Tue 21-Jul-15 16:55:59

It wasn't really Mills and Boon-y but it was rather romantic - Kit running to the station and falling into his arms as the train arrived, much kissing and promises...Mind you,after all the horror, I was happy it ended like that!

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