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Decline and Fall

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CeciliaMiddleton Thu 30-Mar-17 11:24:38

Anyone excited to watch Decline and Fall tomorrow night? I'm really not a fan of Jack Whitehall but kind of feel convinced by good reviews -- like this one

What do you think?

SapphireStrange Thu 30-Mar-17 11:28:54

I'm very torn. I like the era (although I don't know the book), but dislike Jack W...

CoolCarrie Thu 30-Mar-17 14:28:38

It has been adapted by the writer of Rev, which was great and David Suchet is in it so, fingers crossed , it will be worth a look, not much else worth watching on a Friday night anyway.

CoolCarrie Fri 31-Mar-17 22:09:58

I enjoyed it very much and definitely will be watching next week, and Jack Whitehall has a nice bum!

woodhill Fri 31-Mar-17 22:11:56

This was hilarious and so silly. It reminded me a bit of the Gerald Durrell series last year.

NigellasGuest Fri 31-Mar-17 22:12:08

Thought it was great !
Loved how the actor who played Anthony Blanche in Brideshead was in it

LIZS Fri 31-Mar-17 22:15:55

Very amusing. Not read the book but it had a sense of its time.

lucydogz Fri 31-Mar-17 22:17:33

Disliked it so much that I gave up on it. The only good thing about it was the casting of Captain Grimes. It's probably OK if you haven't read and loved the book as it has a tin ear for reproducing Waugh's text and style

ILoveDolly Fri 31-Mar-17 22:18:55

I liked it. JW was likable and I dont usually

frostyfingers Fri 31-Mar-17 22:22:01

Loved it, I thought Douglas Hodge was brilliant and impressed with Jack Whitehall too.

Davros Fri 31-Mar-17 22:56:07

Just watching on IPlayer where it's described as an "adaption" of the novel!!

pasbeaucoupdegendarme Fri 31-Mar-17 23:04:08

Loved it and thought it was very true to the book.

pasbeaucoupdegendarme Fri 31-Mar-17 23:05:25

(Totally disagree with lucydogz!)

tigerdriverII Sat 01-Apr-17 08:56:48

Best thing on TV for months! I'm not usually a fan of JW but he was ace in this

elephantoverthehill Sat 01-Apr-17 09:00:02

It floated my boat.

Hassled Sat 01-Apr-17 09:03:16

I love the book so much I was worried they'd bugger it up somehow - but they really didn't. It was great - and yes, Jack Whitehall was perfect.

Rhubarb01 Sat 01-Apr-17 09:49:05

I've read the book several times and I thoroughly enjoyed this version. As others have said, I thought Jack Whitehouse was really good. I'm looking forward to the remaining episodes.

Rhubarb01 Sat 01-Apr-17 09:51:23

I must have been channelling my inner Mary Whitehouse there or is it current international politics that are confusing me - it's Whitehall of course!

Megatherium Sat 01-Apr-17 22:57:59

My problem with this is that much of the humour is inherently slapstick, which I've never found funny, and a bit predictable. As soon as fireworks were mentioned, for instance, we knew what was going to happen. However, within those limits I thought it was well written and acted, so I may give episode 2 a go.

Iamastonished Sat 01-Apr-17 23:15:34

I think Jack Whitehall is very underrated as an actor.

I don't get the MN dislike of him either. We went to see his stand up show recently and he was so funny. Part of the set caught fire, and I thought it was part of his act until I read his tweets the following day.

yellowdaffsarein Sun 02-Apr-17 06:57:00

I really enjoyed it, David Suchet is wonderful.

BikeRunSki Sun 02-Apr-17 06:59:53

I enjoyed it.
I enjoy JW too though!

PrivatePike Wed 05-Apr-17 15:51:58

David Suchet was sooo good in this! And Douglas Hodge

mistressploppy Wed 05-Apr-17 20:55:49

Another JW allergic person here and I thought he was rather good in this. Loved it. David Suchet superb as always :-)

IvankaTrudeau Wed 05-Apr-17 20:59:47

I think JW's acting is better than his standup. I enjoyed it

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