Given the apparent budget of this, and the fact that the original series had one of the highest viewing figures ever, I'm really shocked at the low key release of this the lack of fanfare from the BBC and that it's so hidden away in the schedules.
We're enjoying it, though, but I have to say the stunning handsomeness of some of the characters (e.g. kunta kinte and chicken george) is somewhat distracting!
Kunta kinte is soooo handsome! I didn't know it was a remake. It does seem to move down the generst ions fast, I get that 'roots' is the thing but I kind of want to know what happened in their whole lives too! It seems really big budget and I don't think I've seen one advert for it. I stumbled across it on iplayer - v glad I did!
Is it simular to the original series? Or is it like poldark - sexier but less in depth?