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has anyone been watching Agatha Raisin on sky 1?

(11 Posts)
iloveredwine Tue 14-Jun-16 09:05:17

Just that really. I loved the books and not sure of the series. I really don't see Ashley Jenson as Agatha. To young, slim and blonde!

Cerea1killer Tue 14-Jun-16 09:11:52

Yes, I'm watching it. Agree that Ashley Jensen is nothing like Id imagine Agatha to look from the books. I like her though.

Based on the books (I read eight or nine of them) I imagined Agatha to be closer to retirement age. And in the books she complained of feeling unglamorous. Which doesn't quite match.

iloveredwine Tue 14-Jun-16 10:01:17

Yes I agree. Thought she was more like late 50s after having a successful career. Suppose no one would want to watch it if not glamorous.

fairycakecentral Tue 14-Jun-16 19:43:58

I've not read the books but I quite enjoyed it. Light hearted enough for me at 9pm (when my brain is a bit foggy).

Floralnomad Tue 14-Jun-16 19:47:21

Ive never read the books and quite enjoyed the one off episode but thought last weeks series opener was dire , not sure I will bother with the rest .

NaughtToThreeSadOnions Tue 14-Jun-16 20:00:36

Yes I really wasn't sure about the casting still not Ashley is far too young.

I got in to the series by the radio series where Penelope Keith plays Agatha I just think the TV series has her to young to retire and play with cats (chivers)

MadisonMontgomery Tue 14-Jun-16 21:12:32

Yes I always thought that Agatha was in her 50's, but I do like Ashley apart from that.

DanyellasDonkey Tue 14-Jun-16 22:27:34

I read one of the books and thought it was dreadful. Have recorded the first programme in the hope that it'll be better than the book.

smallandimperfectlyformed Wed 15-Jun-16 19:42:43

I've avoided it as although I love Ashley Jensen, Agatha Raisin is a Brummie! I don't get why they've got a Scottish person playing her.

FranHastings Thu 16-Jun-16 08:05:31

I enjoyed the pilot too, but not really enjoying the series at all. Can't quite put my finger on why. I think the fact that none of the characters are particularly likeable has a lot to do with it!

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 16-Jun-16 22:18:38

Saw the Xmas pizza one

Kind of a female Jonathan creek?

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