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IHaveBrilloHair Fri 15-Nov-19 20:15:17

For those who have seen it all, or don't mind spoilers.

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Destinysdaughter Fri 15-Nov-19 20:26:32

Ooh thanks for this, I binge watched it this week and been dying to discuss it!

What did everyone think of the ending? I loved how he actually wasn't a Golddigger after all, but a caring, damaged man.

I read an interview in the Metro with the actor who plays Benjamin and apparently the ending was supposed to be much more melodramatic but he actually influenced it so that it was more of a happy ending!

derxa Fri 15-Nov-19 20:27:07

It was unbelievable at the end. She should never have married him

Destinysdaughter Fri 15-Nov-19 20:27:57

Here's the iv

Killerqueen2244 Fri 15-Nov-19 20:34:00

I was so disappointed, he wasn’t a likeable character and I thought it a shame that I didn’t particularly warm to Julia either. The menacing music, the mean and moody stares just came to....nothing. It’ll be interesting if there will be a series 2, there is potential!

amymel2016 Fri 15-Nov-19 20:36:35

I’ve been hoping someone would start a thread! I finished it yesterday! What did everyone think to Benjamin putting on a clean shirt etc after seeing Julia (just before the wedding) and the smirk he did in the mirror? Was this a minor thing or was it that actually he did kill the shop keeper but has paid his brother off to say it was him?

ToEarlyForDecorations Fri 15-Nov-19 20:37:07

Watched the first episode. Won't be watching any more of them. I don't like him. To full on and had asked her out before introducing himself. He didn't smile once.

I'm not keen on her either. Her bullshit radar must be faulty.

Oh, and are all the flash back sequences relevant to the family life of her children growing up in a dysfunctional home ?

ooooohbetty Fri 15-Nov-19 20:40:26

I loved that they tied it all up at the end like that and that the last episode was so exciting. Best thing on TV for ages. Really enjoyed it.

breakfastpizza Fri 15-Nov-19 20:43:39

Was this a minor thing or was it that actually he did kill the shop keeper but has paid his brother off to say it was him?

I thought this too! All the intentional 'is he a monster/isn't he' moments just got to be too much for me.

ooooohbetty Fri 15-Nov-19 20:44:26

I don't want another series. I like the fact that we don't really know if he loves or not. His smirk at the end was brilliant.

Faez Fri 15-Nov-19 20:45:10

I think the smile in the mirror was just him practising putting a brave face on things

Faez Fri 15-Nov-19 20:46:54

I think his brother was right, he just wanted a mother figure and middle class lifestyle

BoreOfWhabylon Fri 15-Nov-19 20:49:10

I really enjoyed it too. Thought it ended up that they were right for each other but wasn't sure what the enigmatic smiles were meant to signify.

mirage937 Fri 15-Nov-19 20:59:47

I binged it but just found the entire cast unlikable so i wasn't too fussed about ending. I loved Marsha's outfits though

derxa Fri 15-Nov-19 21:05:25

Strangely I liked the brother better than him

TheTruthAboutLove Fri 15-Nov-19 21:10:51

I couldn’t stand him, he made my skin crawl when watching him on screen. It was his passive aggressive nature, the way he talked down to in a ‘I’ve got your mum’ way to the siblings and pushed them completely out.

If he wasn’t a gold digger, then the programme went the wrong way showing it. Everything was about money to him, Julia was a total wet blanket and just pandered to him and there was a creepy mother son thing going on with them both. He was sickening, I’ve never despised a character more on tv! Which means he played the part well. Julia should never have ever married him after the revelation, why couldn’t she just wait and reset her boundaries first?
I hope Patrick lamps him one if there’s ever a season two!

TheTruthAboutLove Fri 15-Nov-19 21:11:50

His brother was totally right with the whole ‘you just want what you couldn’t have growing up, the money, the status but the problem is you’ll never fit in’

He was bang on.

Faez Fri 15-Nov-19 21:16:25

Oh and yeah the ending didn't work because he was being a cocklodger all the way through.

unique1986 Fri 15-Nov-19 21:20:10

I can't believe I watched it all over a few nights.
I really enjoyed it but I almost feel like it could have been like 8 episodes or 10 episodes.

unique1986 Fri 15-Nov-19 21:21:51

I say that because I think the relationship was a bit rushed and I didn't like the fact that we didn't really know how long they been together before they got engaged.
I would like to have seen more of the sister and older brother.

MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Fri 15-Nov-19 21:39:17

What did everyone think of the ending? I loved how he actually wasn't a Golddigger after all, but a caring, damaged man

He wasn't, he was a murderer! He played everyone to the end.

TheTruthAboutLove Fri 15-Nov-19 22:05:10

I still believe he was the murderer and he’s either twisted his drug addled brother to convince him it was him or he’s paid him to say it.

Anyone sympathising with him, he’s a narcissist! He has delusions of grandeur and he just doesn’t fit in that world, he wants to desperately but you can see he’s on the outside looking in. If he wasn’t a gold digger, why did we have six episodes about her paying for everything, updating her car, paying for his masters, his watch within a day, you get the picture. He’s damaged, beyond repair and hopefully all those with images of him being Heathcliff on the Devon moors will have the wool pulled from their eyes! It’s just romanticised gold digging, he’s an awful character with zero redeeming features. That smirk because he just knew she’d come back was awful and Julia isn’t much better marrying him despite everything.

SmellyToes1 Fri 15-Nov-19 23:14:09

I loved it but 100% agree with you @TheTruthAboutLove

I hate it that people think he was Okay!

Cheesestrings123 Sat 16-Nov-19 00:07:40

I think there will be a Season 2 as I just think there were too many "is he bad/isn't he bad" hints to leave us questioning. I thought it was telling that they focussed on his clenched fist when Ted told them Julia kissed him. Who really does that If you don't have a serious rage problem

Did they ever explain why the brother even turned up, or how he managed to track him down to rural Devon?!

IHaveBrilloHair Sat 16-Nov-19 00:35:21

Nothing was said about the younger brother and his relationship with his step sister.
It seemed that the Dad had realised, but it was such a short scene that I wasn't sure.

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