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Dickensian ... derrrr???

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Eureka!, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    David Copperfield meets Oliver Twist I suppose

    and much worse.

    A dreadful concept surely!
    minnie me and aspensquiver_2 like this.
  2. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    A great concept; v. entertaining.

    (And please stop calling me Shirley.)
    racroesus likes this.
  3. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Not watched any.... until now.

    Turns out the wife likes it... we shall see.
  4. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    I'm at my mam's. She wanted Corrie :(

    I'll be watching on iplayer later.
  5. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Looked at a few minutes, may try on iPlayer. Watched the Agatha Christie on iplayer yesterday (good adaptation - hated how the BBC 'changed' it).
  6. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    I am enjoying seeing much-loved characters having second chances. Little Nell appears to have survived. I am hoping that Miss Haversham will fare differently too.
    cissy3 likes this.
  7. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Never really got into it as I was usually busy when it was on last week, so I don't feel qualified to comment. Of the bits I saw, I did like the scenery and costumes etc.
  8. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    "Bob Cratchett - I arrest you for the murder of Jacob Marley!"

    Oh Purleeeezz!
  9. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    Why not add Sherlock Holmes to the mix?
    aspensquiver_2 likes this.
  10. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    Don't panic. We are only on episode 5 of 20.
    cissy3 likes this.
  11. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    Because then it would have to be called Conan-Doyleian
    cissy3 likes this.
  12. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    Coz he weren't created by Dickens.
  13. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    Don't panic. He's on next!
  14. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Well Dickensian was ... dull...

    Now Sherlock.
  15. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    is Dr Who
  16. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    I wonder what the very last line will be?

    *puts on Sherlock/DrWho face and gazes into future*

    "God help us every one" 10/1
    "It was the best of shows; it was the worst of shows" 20/1
    "jelly baby?" 100/1
    "you know my methods Watson" 2/1
    grumpydogwoman likes this.
  17. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    Some mileage perhaps in redemption, but I would expect it to be counterbalanced in the other direction.....
  18. Eureka!

    Eureka! Lead commenter

    Perhaps old Fezzywig was not so jolly after all....
  19. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    With all that time, money, skill, sets, casting , ' artistry ' why not just deliver a dramatisation / adaptation of a Dicken's novel ?
    grumpydogwoman likes this.
  20. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    A series like this, in a soap format and character driven, is likely to draw in a much wider audience than Dickens purists. (Dickens himself, of course, was all for attracting the masses to his work..)

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