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The Night Manager

Discussion in 'Personal' started by minnie me, Feb 21, 2016.

  1. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    A whole week to wait for Tom.
     
  2. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Seems to have the makings of an excellent series AND I can hear what they are saying. YAY!!!!!!

    :D
     
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  3. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    He needs to stop mentioning names in public and opening other people's post!
     
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  4. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Forgot to set the tivo box! Will try it on catch up. However I have tried Le carre before both in print and on TV and never got very far in.
     
  5. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    I am hearing impaired and always use the sub titles - doesn't detract from the performances (but then again maybe I have become accustomed ).
     
  6. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    I really enjoyed the book when I read it a few years back - one of my favourite Le Carrés - and the series is living up to its promise. Great casting.
     
  7. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    A good opening episode.
     
  8. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    The Night Watchman is sooooo beautiful!
     
  9. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    It's the romantic light thrown by his brazier.
     
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  10. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    You've embarrassed me now, rac. I realise that he was in fact called a Night Manager.:confused:
     
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  11. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    The first in a series has to catch your interest to keep you watching the next one. The Night Manager did- although that might just be me gazing upon Tom. I like Olivia Coleman too- a good cast.
     
  12. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    At the risk of sounding shallow I think Tom is incredibly handsome but crucially a fantastic actor. I saw him in Coriolanus not really knowing his work and it blew me away. That Olivia Colman woman is just doing the same shouty, annoying, rough 'seen it all before' stuff à la Broadchurch.I read that the original part was for a man. No problems with the gender rewrite but just wish they had hired another actress. I know she has her fans but I can't take to her .
     
  13. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    No, no , be fair, @minnie me - she's giving her 'standard Northern' accent, also.
     
  14. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Don't be embarrassed. You think he is as pretty as a picture, a member of the Night Watch.
     
  15. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    We were centre stalls Row B. The woman in front got splashed by his "blood". Exciting!
     
  16. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Haven't watched it yet. I hope it's good.

    Only just caught up with Happy Valley.

    I must be one of the few to find Tom Whatsit really rather repulsive. I have no idea why.
     
  17. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Did anyone else think, however - when Sophie flung herself into bed with Pine after knowing him for about 5 minutes - that this happens irritatingly often in TV drama? I call as additional evidence the way in which Archie Punjabi's character did the same with the Shetland copper after knowing him for about 30 seconds and exchanging around five words with him.
     
  18. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    We particularly enjoyed the scenes filmed in Zermatt as we had a lovely holiday there once.
     
  19. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Also. I now can't abide Hugh Laurie. No idea why. I went off him somewhere along the line. Post-Blackadder.

    But I love Olivia. I shall have to watch it but I wish they had cast it differently.
     
  20. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    And Miss Haversham.
     

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