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Les Mis

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Laphroig, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. Laphroig

    Laphroig Lead commenter

    Ok, after the abomination of the recent Christie, how watchable is the new Les Mis? I tried the Christie twice and am still having problems sleeping so don’t want to risk a repetition. You see, my thinking is, if you are going to dramatise someone else’s work, at least stick to the original.
  2. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    I liked it!
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  3. Photo51

    Photo51 Established commenter

    There was no singing. The scriptwriters cut all the songs.
  4. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Me too, looking forward to the rest of it.
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  5. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    I watched it and enjoyed it. Time will tell though if I keep watching it over the next 5 episodes.
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  6. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I might try it.

    My only problem is the trailers - the sets look very poor and low-budget. But the reviews seem positive.

    Mind you, so was press reaction to ABC Murders so that's meaningless.
    Dunteachin likes this.
  7. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    Good. Seen the one with songs and on stage and who can top Susan Boyle. At least its still set in France. I thought it was good.
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  8. Photo51

    Photo51 Established commenter

    I believe the low budget sets are Belgium.
  9. Laphroig

    Laphroig Lead commenter

    Oh, good. I’ll give it a go. Thanks for the encouragement.
  10. yodaami2

    yodaami2 Lead commenter

  11. yodaami2

    yodaami2 Lead commenter

    I can't watch it. Too much injustice. I hate injustice; it tears at my soul. I read the book when I was 16 just after my O levels. Started it in French; loved it so much that I needed to finish it faster so switched to the English version after 180 pages. Stayed up 3 nights running with maybe an hour here and there sleeping; sobbed my heart out.
  12. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    I love the music in the stage version. I recall a version if Les Mis in black and white when I was very, very young ( Sunday night serial ) and an episode that haunts me to this day ( possibly featuring a young Michelle Dortrice but I may be mistaken with this ? ) I am sure the Davies adaptation is a class act but not sure I am seeking this kind of entertainment currently and of course I know what happens .
  13. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    @minnie me

    What a memory you have!

    Dotrice was Fantine in 1967. Episode 4. Frank Finlay was Valjean. And she must have been 18 when they filmed it.
  14. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    I liked it and will look forward to the next episode. I like a good drama to end the weekend. Les Mis is my all time favourite musical (I've seen it 4 times) and I also enjoyed the film. I've never read the book, so some of it was new to me - but it's worth a watch.

    Is anyone else thinking that every time they turn on the TV, the main channels are repeating something that was on less than a week ago?
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  15. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    I watched it and quite liked it. Andrew Davies is our town's local celebrity. He came and spoke to U3A and was very normal, not starry at all.
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  16. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Actually I really do ( have incredible recall ) my college and school friends comment that it is phenomenal- blessing / curse ;) ? . The episode where she sold her teeth / hair for money marked me it seems for life ?!
  17. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Star commenter

    Yes, I wondered last night just how graphic that episode will be in this series … might have to make a quick cuppa at that point!
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  18. Laphroig

    Laphroig Lead commenter

    I fell asleep watching it in the early hours of the morning. I’ll give it another go later.
  19. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I liked it. I must read it again.
  20. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    I enjoyed it to be fair. Not a fan of musicals so it was good with no music.
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