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unique1986 Sun 20-Sep-20 19:02:10

Starts tonight 9pm
I haven't read the book or anything but looks good.
Also The 7.39 is repeating tomorrow and Tuesday same writer.

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covetingthepreciousthings Sun 20-Sep-20 19:49:13

Also The 7.39 is repeating tomorrow and Tuesday same writer.

Is that the one with David (?) who had an affair on a commute? Was that based on a book by David Nicholls too? Didn't realise that.

I'm looking forward to Us tonight, I actually bought the book to try read before the series but didn't realise it started tonight so looks like I'll do it the other way round!

covetingthepreciousthings Sun 20-Sep-20 19:49:54

David Morrissey is the one I'm thinking of.

unique1986 Sun 20-Sep-20 19:57:00

Yes and Sheridan Smith. It was never a book just for TV.

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CherryValanc Sun 20-Sep-20 19:59:14

I'm having a weird form of deja vu here as I feel I've seen this. Is it a repeat?

I have read the book - many moons ago.

unique1986 Sun 20-Sep-20 20:01:56

Us is new starting soon.grin

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Elderflower14 Sun 20-Sep-20 21:02:57

I'm looking forward to it...
I like Saskia Reeves... My Dad was involved in a film with her over 20 years ago...

grafittiartist Sun 20-Sep-20 21:14:10

Anyone else think that the sound is weird- keeps going quiet and mumbly.
Might be me going deaf!

EarlGreyJenny Sun 20-Sep-20 21:28:06

Have read the book and enjoyed so tentatively recommend

PuppyMonkey Sun 20-Sep-20 21:29:49

I’ve given up with it already, bit boring.

topcat2014 Sun 20-Sep-20 21:35:13

Bit scared I am actually Douglas though.

Random789 Sun 20-Sep-20 21:39:16

From the title I thought it would be a bit more evenhanded in its focus, but it seems so much about the husband. He is 'interestingly' flawed, having to go on a journey of self-development and reflection etc. She is stuck with being sensible, right, emotionally intelligent, da da da, no where to go because she is already perfect.

Hope it changes. Even in the flashback scenes they just moe-or-less endlessly talk about his career.

Perhaps next week's episode will reverse the focus and give her some space.

Brockwell Sun 20-Sep-20 21:45:57

I tried reading the book, but gave up asI found it dull.

I'll catch up on iPlayer tomorrow, cos I'm at work right now smile

topcat2014 Sun 20-Sep-20 21:50:07

The boy from doctor foster is all grown up now

topcat2014 Sun 20-Sep-20 21:51:25

Just told DW about fruit flies breeding quick, before the actors.

Omfg I am douglas

Toddlerteaplease Sun 20-Sep-20 22:01:39

I enjoyed it. I like Tom Hollander.

Clawdy Sun 20-Sep-20 22:08:23

Enjoyed some of it, but found it a bit long. They look rather old to have such a young son.

Blondeshavemorefun Sun 20-Sep-20 22:17:30

On planner

enjoyingthequiet Sun 20-Sep-20 22:18:25

The boy from doctor foster is all grown up now

OMG I didn't recognise him until I read this!

OllyBJolly Sun 20-Sep-20 22:20:25

Glad you said that @grafittiartist- I felt the same.

It’s all a bit binary for me- he’s a bit Uptight, dull and ridiculous, she’s sexy and exciting and cool. Having said that, I suspect I’m the Douglas in our relationship....

LunaNorth Mon 21-Sep-20 09:42:20

I didn’t understand the timeline.

That dinner party where they met looks like it took place in the mid-to-late 90s, judging by his sister’s combat trousers.

But looking at the pair of them, they’d have been pushing 30 by that point.

And they have a teenage son.

I think the two leads are miscast.

movingonup20 Mon 21-Sep-20 09:51:30

Far too close to my reality!

nitgel Mon 21-Sep-20 10:05:17

I really liked this. Tom hollander was funny. Stayed up and watched to the end.

MaMaLa321 Mon 21-Sep-20 11:32:49

I love Tom Hollander, but that was so dull. I would love to see a TV drama that isn't about middle-class couples in nice houses, or horribly deprived people. I don't think the BBC 'does' ordinary. Or rather, it's version of ordinary is the couple in Us.

5foot5 Mon 21-Sep-20 12:33:42

I have read the book a couple of times so have been really looking forward to this. I wasn't disappointed. I think it has stayed fairly close to the novel so far (well David Nicholls did the screen play himself) and I think Tom Hollander is excellent casting for this.

For those saying that it seems all about the husband

From the title I thought it would be a bit more evenhanded in its focus, but it seems so much about the husband.

but the book is written from his point of view. Partly what makes it so painful is that he knows he is flawed and often gets it wrong but still finds himself saying and doing things that it would be better he didn't say or do, almost like he can't help himself. And he tries so hard!

In the book I did feel more sympathy for Douglas than for his wife I suppose.

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