Dr Frankenollie wrote:
The recent three-episode adaptation of Great Expectations by the BBC was very enjoyable. Gillian Anderson was very good as Miss Havisham (notably, she's the youngest actress to have ever played the part), Ray Winstone's portrayal of Magwitch was excellent, Harry Lloyd was likable and amusing as Herbert Pocket, and good-looking newcomer Douglas Booth was fairly good as Pip. The first episode opened very well, and after that it was quite captivating until the very end of episode three.
They made a new mini-series of Great Expectations
? I wonder how I didn't hear of that. Well, I shall definitely be looking that up! The only adaptation I ever saw of it was dull as anything. But I like the book and love Dickens, so I'm interested.
The reason I came on this thread in the first place, though, was to tell you, Dr. Frankenollie
(for Heaven's sake, can I call you something shorter?), that I watched my very first episode of Doctor Who
. I decided to start with the episode "Rose," like you recommended. I liked it. I didn't think it was fabulous, but it was enjoyable, if a bit on the silly side. The plastic mannequins gunning down people in the streets was a little hard to buy, but I was very entertained by the Doctor's mannerisms, and I thought Rose was a capable lead. I'm going to keep watching, because from what I hear, it gets better. Right?
Oh, and I also watched episode 2 of Downton Abby
, season 2, which is moving along nicely. It's holding up quite well to season 1, which was excellent (despite minor flaws). Is anyone else watching DA?