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Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 20 Apr 2013 09:54

Did anyone watch it? Has anyone read the book? Did Serina do it? Is her daughter the child of the murdered man? :-D

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 20 Apr 2013 10:03

Brighton is a lot of fun and interesting in a mostly boring country. Yet disappointing and so far very unoriginal, a bad day in Verona comes to mind.

Maybe it will pick up, the actresses are trying. Maybe not.



ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 20 Apr 2013 10:10

I just didn't like the look of it, by the trailers. And a review said the acting was 'wooden'. so I'll pass :-)

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 20 Apr 2013 10:27

I didn't watch it, is it from the book by Dorothy Koomson?

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 20 Apr 2013 10:32

I am not familair with Dorothy Koomson work, Anne please enlighten me :-D


Morning Ladies and Rollo :-D

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 20 Apr 2013 10:52

Yes it is Ann

Mersey

Mersey Report 20 Apr 2013 12:03

I was the same as BC I didn't fancy the trailers, so didn't bother watching/taping it, not my type of book either im afraid :-)

Mayfield

Mayfield Report 20 Apr 2013 12:07

Set it to record and dipped in part way through, looked slow and boring so I deleted the Sky recording.

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 20 Apr 2013 12:45

Same here didn't fancy it , watched DaVinci Demons,
too much sex,blood and swearing for me, was bored.
Must be getting old :-D

Emma :-)

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 20 Apr 2013 12:53

Well sadly I can hardly remember the story, that is nothing new I can read a book and instantly forget it when I read the next one. and I read this in July 2011. It was a Greaders book. Here is the review I did at the time.


I was totally gripped by the time I had read the first few pages. A real page turner that I was unable to put down.
The portrayal of psychological, mental and physical abuse was so well done it was almost too painful to read.
The characters were beautifully portrayed and were all very believable. And I just loved Conrad, his character was so true to life. What a little charmer. And of course I found Marcus unbelievably cruel as I was supposed to.
I thought Evan’s reaction to the revelation of Serena’s past was very believable, his response of hurt and anger was very true to life and just how somebody would behave.
I did have a few problems at first with sorting out who was narrating what. It is unusual to have a first person novel written from two view points I think. But I was well done and once I got going I got it sorted out OK. In fact after a while I realised that Serina and Poppy actually did ‘speak’ with different voices.
All that and murder too, and who really was responsible?
It must have been quite a daunting book to write as she bears so much responsibility to those who suffer the same situations. I hope people will be helped by the book, either by somebody realising that somebody they know needs their help or by a sufferer realising that they don’t have to suffer.
I liked her paraphrase of the quote in the notes. ‘evil continues to prosper when ordinary people do and say nothing’.



I caught about 10 minutes at the end of it on TV and thought the acting was not good. I think we are spoilt at the moment by Broadchirch.

Paula+

Paula+ Report 20 Apr 2013 13:17

I am a bit of a fidget so the test for me is if I can sit still from beginning to the end of anything on TV. I was riveted by Downton and also hooked on Broadchurch, but I lost track last night watching Ice-cream girls and went and dead-headed a vase of flowers in the dining room :-D :-D

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 20 Apr 2013 13:35

I'm the same Paula.

MotownGal

MotownGal Report 20 Apr 2013 14:05

I knew Johdi May when she was a little girl, so am always interested to see what she is acting in,albeit TV or Films.

Must admit it was a bit slow, and spent most of the time thinking 'Oh looks its that bloke out of..............................or that actress was in...............................' lol

So, no, didn't really hold my attention.

Barbinsglos

Barbinsglos Report 20 Apr 2013 15:33

I must be the odd one out because I enjoyed it.

The teacher was a bit of a swine wasn't he. Again I thought the acting was good and will be watching all 3 episodes to see how it all pans out.

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 20 Apr 2013 17:31

I too enjoyed it, its a 3 parter and the 1st one is always to map the story out, so I expected flash backs.

Poppy just released from prison and is angry to have served 17 years for a murder she claims she didnt commit, seems there was problems in her life leading up to the murder with her stepfather, she is 18 yrs old at this time, she has set out to prove she didnt murder the school teacher and bring to justice the person that did.

Serina was found not gulity ,because she was a minor at the time she was not identifed during the trial, she moved away and made a home in Leeds after Uni. She is now happily married with a daughter and has had to return to Brighton because her Mother is dying, just as Poppy is released from prison, she isnt happy to be home and is very troubled by it. Her husband knows nothing of her past.

The murder victim is Serina;s maths teacher and begins to have a secret affair with her, in one scene he actually rapes her, he also starts an affair with Poppy and it seems he tends plays each girl off against each other.


Thank you Anne :-D

MotownGal

MotownGal Report 20 Apr 2013 17:53

I am going to stick with it, and see what happens.

I presume next week Serena and Poppy will meet.

The teacher was a bit of a swine I thought. You could see last night he was playing one off against the other.

MotownGal

MotownGal Report 3 May 2013 17:59

Just a reminder that the last episode is tonight.

I have stuck with it, but don't know how it will end.

The papers say that the ending in the programme is not the ending in the book.

:-0

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 3 May 2013 18:05

I think the mature teachers girl friend did it :-D

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 3 May 2013 18:11

me to hayley :-D

StrayKitten

StrayKitten Report 3 May 2013 18:27

i didnt watch it, i recrded it but wasnt going to bother, till work friend ssaid its fab,

so i watched it and altho th acting is a bit wobbly at times, it gripped me, cant wait for tonights show,

i think the gfriend did it also, n i think the dark haired girl came in thinking it was poppy, n poppy serina, :-D