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AnninGlos Report 2 Apr 2013 22:05

I can't see a thread on this. Did anyone watch it? I have just watched the first part. I have read the book, if I hadn't I wonder if I would have a clue what was going on. Well acted and good settings but they seem to have made it too long.


supercrutch Report 2 Apr 2013 22:11

I did Ann, felt it was overproduced and rather too messy.

It was ok but a mish mash of an awful lot of other novels. :-(


JustGinnie Report 2 Apr 2013 22:12

I haven't read the book and only got through a little of it before I lost interest but my OH watched both parts and enjoyed it.


Mersey Report 2 Apr 2013 22:15

Ive taped it Ann....but might give it a miss if I am honest


AnninGlos Report 2 Apr 2013 22:29

Loved the book but if you haven't read it you might find it a bit muddled.


KenSE Report 2 Apr 2013 22:31

Yes I saw it and enjoyed it and yes, I understood what was going on even though I haven't read the book.

It was a bit like a combination of The Da Vinci Code and Timeline with added gore and sex.


ButtercupFields Report 2 Apr 2013 22:49

I found the violence too much to getting a tad precious in me old age! :-D


KenSE Report 3 Apr 2013 09:35

I accept that the burning was a necessary part of the plot but there did seem to be a lot of unneccessary violence particularly in the 21st century.


AnninGlos Report 3 Apr 2013 09:54

I have only watched the first part so far but I have to say I don't remember the violence being as bad in the book. (I haven't still go the book for reference as I borrowed it from my daughter).I think probably, it is more graphic on film than when you read it. Hated the burning bit.


Chrissie Report 3 Apr 2013 10:15

I watched it and found it a bit too violent for my tastes but I am a bit soft. I sky plussed it so could fast forward those bits. Otherwise I quite enjoyed it


DazedConfused Report 3 Apr 2013 12:06

Hated the book in general

To me it was basically 2 books 1 past & 1 present rolled into 1 and this made it so tedious.

And Kate comes across as a really lovely person on screen in interviews.


GinN Report 3 Apr 2013 12:10

I've read the book twice, the second time was when I visited Carcassone - wonderful place. I've only watched the first half so far, though fell asleep in the middle bit. Not sure whether to bother watching the rest, prefer the book!


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 3 Apr 2013 12:39

The book's better.

The TV version glossed over much of the 'tension' portrayed in the book.
I had trouble hearing some of the dialogue even though the volume was up at our normal level.


AnninGlos Report 3 Apr 2013 13:25

:-D I had sub titles on because I have hearing problems so maybe that was just as well. I hate it when the speech 'dips' and you lose track. So far I prefer the book, but I usually do because there is nothing like seeing the story in your imagination.


Tabitha Report 3 Apr 2013 13:51

I loved the book and the 2nd part of the "mini series" it was much better than the 1st part

I agree with KenSE - cross between the two & reminded me of timeline film too.

I still pref the book more imagination - did find it fun trying to remember where I had seen the main actors from

I must admit the "2012" Alice wasn't very convincing - not that good an actress compared to the others - took me ages to work out where I had see the husband of the 12thC Alaise from. Emun Elliott - he was good

Thought Tom Felton was good - what a change from Draco - shows he is a good actor too.


KenSE Report 3 Apr 2013 14:15

It was a nice touch having Kate Mosse as the tour guide.