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Anyone watching ' The real Exotic Marigold Hotel' ?

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Destinysdaughter Tue 26-Jan-16 21:05:16

Such a great idea for a show! A group of older celebs go to India to find out what it might really be like to retire out there. Fascinated to see how they get on ( especially as I've spent 4 months living out there so know a bit what the culture's like...)

fourquenelles Tue 26-Jan-16 21:11:59

Me! I am 60 so this is very interesting for me. I love Miriam too. But some of the others would get on my boobs after a while <looks at Wayne Sleep>.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Tue 26-Jan-16 21:12:27

Yes. Miriam is great.

Ive just started investigating the thought of retiring to Spain in the future which im worried I might find enough of a culture shock. Can't imagine moving to India especially if elderly and infirm. Good tv show idea but maybe not very realistic for real life.

fourquenelles Tue 26-Jan-16 21:18:08

One reason I didn't move to the wilds of the Cornish Coast was that I was worried I may be too far from hospital and family when I got older and more frail. Moving to India would be a whole different thing entirely. I expect that very good medical treatment would be available at a cost though.

Destinysdaughter Tue 26-Jan-16 21:20:23

Ha I remember cows in the street...and on the beach!

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Tue 26-Jan-16 21:27:17

I'm sure the medical care as in hospitals and Drs are good.

But what if you need something before that?? I guess you could just pay a local person to do your shopping, etc done.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Tue 26-Jan-16 21:27:59

Ah, they just said that's what they're going to do.

Id have some reservations about how safe it is?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 26-Jan-16 21:31:12

They are all really annoying me! Particularly Miriam, what's with the love?

I think the older reality stars are more difficult to watch than the younger ones after watching this.

fourquenelles Tue 26-Jan-16 21:34:34

She has no filter but I don't see any malice in what she says.

Destinysdaughter Tue 26-Jan-16 21:39:06

Is very illuminating about how the Hindu caste system inhibits talented, hard working people from making a good living. Is v sad.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Tue 26-Jan-16 21:40:07

That fort was amazing.

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Tue 26-Jan-16 21:51:51

Clarissa is so rude! No please or thank you. Bossing people about.

Rosemary even! The chef one.

Hulababy Tue 26-Jan-16 21:56:56

We're quite enjoying it and finding it interesting.

I'd rather watch these older celebs than the young reality show type celebs.

Pantah630 Tue 26-Jan-16 22:52:16

Really enjoyed it, especially thought Bobby, Sylvester and Patty came over well. Love Miriam filterless but imagine her laziness would get on my wick eventually. Another who keeps mixing Rosemary for Clarissa grin

BringMeTea Thu 11-Feb-16 11:59:31

Just catching up with this. Really quite heartwarming. Lovely seeing them embrace yoga etc.

bruffin Thu 11-Feb-16 16:57:47

I really enjoyed it, it was a lovely programme and made me want to visit India, which i never really wanted to do before.
My dad was a keen darts player and i have a photo of him with Bobby George, so it was interesting to see him. i wonder if he will end up out there.
Rosemary and Jan Leeming just came across as very sad, lonely people.

Xmasbaby11 Thu 11-Feb-16 17:03:48

I thought it was very interesting and nice to see elderly people for a change.

It would be very very unusual for an elderly British person to retire to India unless they had some kind of tie with the country. I think it's a bit of a cop out because these celebrities all have money and can afford to go over for a few months every winter - not at all the same as moving there!

bigTillyMint Thu 11-Feb-16 17:12:42

God I must be old - I didn't see them as elderly, just older. I thought Patty and Jan in particular looked great! But poor Jan, I felt so sorry for her - she seemed so lonely and wanting to be looked after. Rosemary seemed much more resilient As did Miriam who was great, though I don't think I could live with her being so lazy for any length of time!

DH is now saying we should retire to Indiagrin We have been there twice already!

BringMeTea Fri 12-Feb-16 00:17:51

Yes I agree about Jan and Rosemary. I googled Jan afterwards and understood more. She does seem to have been rather unlucky in love. So poignant when she mentioned the funeral of the man she considered the 'love of her life'. I think she might enjoy the complete life change if she went for it. The English woman there was clearly inspiring her.

It was very refreshing to see older people as a focus I agree.

Bruffin my dear dad loved darts too. It was great to see Bobby there amongst some rather big luvvy types. grin

bruffin Fri 12-Feb-16 01:34:30

The old Bobby Dazzler himself Bringmeteasmile
I did like him a lot, it's a shame his arthritis is so bad.

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