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the Disappeared, BBC4 sat night

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NomDePrune Sat 28-May-16 21:40:18

Just turned over to this and it's half an hour in
Can anyone briefly fill me in? Anything I need to know other than what's becoming obvious already?

flissfloss65 Sat 28-May-16 22:27:14

First part showed Lea and her friend getting ready for their night out. They went to see their dads at the cafe and then met a large group of friends and went to concert and club. She was shown enjoying herself. Going to watch part 2 now.

NomDePrune Sat 28-May-16 22:52:00

Hmm thanks, so basically nothing outstanding, do we know how many episodes this is? So far neither Gallic nor Noir enough.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 28-May-16 22:53:44

I'm going to watch this tomorrow. I'll report back ...

Yoksha Sun 29-May-16 08:40:49

Glad someones started a thread. We enjoyed this. Lea also got a brown paper package whilst leaving her dad's restaurant. There was also perceived tension between Lea, the lad who delivered the package ( he works for her dad ) and his girlfriend.

I think her dad is involved in some dodgy drug stuff because he emptied her stash secretly and kept it from the mother.

I actually found this hard to watch, because let's face it, it's every parent's nightmare.

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HalsallRedux Sun 29-May-16 11:10:04

It's in 8 parts, we'll watch it in the absence of anything Scandi grin

Had to hmm at the oh-so-cool French parents telling their 17-y-o (only just 17; it was her birthday) that she could be home by 3:30 but 4:00 was too late. The whole household apart from the little girl was up and strolling around in the small hours...maybe it's a French thing?

CremeEggThief Sun 29-May-16 11:16:21

I enjoyed it. There were a few inconsistencies, but on the whole, I thought it was gripping drama. It is every parents's nightmare, especially as it seems their daughter had a whole secret life they knew nothing about. I wonder if the policeman will show more empathy, given he has a daughter in or arounf the same age, perhaps slightly younger? The shallow part of me also felt envious of the effortless French style and beauty.envy

Halsall, our curfew was 3-4 a.m., at 16/17 in mid-nineties Ireland.

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NomDePrune Sun 29-May-16 21:12:39

Well so far this is reminiscent of the Killing S1 but without any of the tension...but that last scene! Uh-oh...

Lifeisdinky Sun 29-May-16 21:32:23

We really enjoyed it - relatively low key build up through E1, then building characters and plot lines in E2.
I know what you mean about not noir enough, but made a change and in way the characters seemed more real than some webcome across in the BBC4 Saturday night subtitled slot

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 29-May-16 22:07:07

What made the police jump to the conclusion that the dad was unusually close to Lea ?

wowfudge Mon 30-May-16 07:48:49

They were looking for a motive because he lied about his whereabouts after the poker game.

2rebecca Mon 30-May-16 08:34:02

Not seen E2 yet but agree with wondering how French women and girls manage to be so apparently effortlessly graceful and beautiful. Maybe they just refuse to show any fat or plain people in their films though.
I wondered if dad was having an affair at the end. Early on I thought Lea's parents were separated with the dad trying to score points off the mum like that.
Surprised Lea managed to get a tattoo without a parent present, although googled it and saw there is no legal minimum age.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 30-May-16 09:04:31

Wrt tattoo - fake ID,same as this country wink

Momamum Mon 30-May-16 11:56:14

Well, just watched 1&2 back to back...loved it for the Lyon cafe scenes (and now SO want a fag and a glass of Pernod or something) and because of that and despite the improbable plot -girl discovers a rare ta.ent for driving & funds it through becoming a drug pusher, perhaps?- I'll continue.
Besides, I just love the little girl, Zoe is it?. Deffo want to see more of hersmile

Nanou50 Mon 30-May-16 12:14:25

Just catching up from Saturday. A great program, very French and in beautiful Lyon. The story reminds me of the Killing but less Noir and less rain, a welcome feature. It is very watchable and the lines of suspects are already lining up. The little girl is adorable and what fabulous hair!

GypsyFl0ss Mon 30-May-16 16:10:53

I'm really enjoying it. I want to know what the brother and his girlfriend have got to hide though?

2rebecca Tue 31-May-16 00:25:22

I find the little girl irritating and think the parents are amazingly patient with her. I'd have farmed her off to granny by now.

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2rebecca Tue 31-May-16 12:53:42

Friend's dad is definitely acting strangely. If one of my kids' friends went missing I'd be doing anything to help not getting stroppy because they were asking my child who was one of the last people to see them awkward questions.
I don't get the dad chucking away the cocaine. That might give a clue as to who she had got it from. I'd be worried for the safety of my child and wanting them back asap not worrying about whether their druggie tendencies might come out and reflect badly on me.
The brother lying makes no sense either. OK it's a drama and they want to drag it out but it is daft. Who cares whether or not she was racing cars without permission if she may be dead.

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GypsyFl0ss Tue 31-May-16 13:18:28

And that man is her uncle.

member Thu 02-Jun-16 08:47:48

Watched the two episodes last night, reasonable way to pass the time especially the setting of Lyon.

Lea has obviously been getting money some how to pay for the driving (despite the lessons being half price because of her talent), ?prostitution of some kind given that one of the van prostitutes seems to recognise her.

Who were the band at the concert?
Is the series being shown as two episodes a week?

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