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Re: Dracula - BBC series
« Reply #15 on: 07 January, 2020, 01:56:53 PM »
And why have I never seen Dolly Wells before. She's on my watch list now.
The first time I saw Dolly Wells was on The IT Crowd. She played the model that Roy fancied at Jen's dinner party. Only she'd had an accident and her face was wrapped in bandages.

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« Reply #16 on: 08 January, 2020, 03:05:42 PM »
Episode 3, was such a disappointment.  The first one re-wrote vampire myths and played with troupes, episode two what a nicely done country-house murder mystery at sea, but that third one was pants from the beginning: as with so much TV drama, this was horrible things happening to horrible people, so who cares? who are we rooting for here? not even the villain.
Episode 3 sagged so much in the middle with obvious padding and a fair bit or extraneous exposition, for elements that weren't central to the story, and the whole Foundation thing never made any sense, as did the insipid lawyer, WTF? We can have armed units and black choppers on Whitby beach but hey a halfarsed lawyer wanders into the inner sanctum and Dracula is out of there...
I fully expected 'love' to save the day as was the norm in Dr Who, and in a way it did here too, disappointing waste of a good set up, show and resources.   



 
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« Reply #17 on: 09 January, 2020, 06:21:23 PM »
Episode 3, was such a pile of shite disappointment.  The first one re-wrote vampire myths and played with troupes, episode two what a nicely done country-house murder mystery at sea, but that third one was pants from the beginning: as with so much TV drama, this was horrible things happening to horrible people, so who cares? who are we rooting for here? not even the villain.
Episode 3 sagged so much in the middle with obvious padding and a fair bit or extraneous exposition, for elements that weren't central to the story, and the whole Foundation thing never made any sense, as did the insipid lawyer, WTF? We can have armed units and black choppers on Whitby beach but hey a halfarsed lawyer wanders into the inner sanctum and Dracula is out of there...
I fully expected 'love' to save the day as was the norm in Dr Who, and in a way it did here too, disappointing waste of a good set up, show and resources.


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Re: Dracula - BBC series
« Reply #18 on: 10 January, 2020, 08:48:48 AM »
Once I realised that Moffat & Gattis just wanted to have fun and play with the setting I was happy enough to just go along for the ride. The more ludicrous it became the more I enjoyed it.

I think there were some pretty good moments in the show overall, and I thought that both Mr Bang and Ms Wells did a great job. Glad to see it finish though, at one point I thought they were going to set up for a second series.

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« Reply #19 on: 10 January, 2020, 01:55:09 PM »
Once I realised that Moffat & Gattis just wanted to have fun and play with the setting I was happy enough to just go along for the ride. The more ludicrous it became the more I enjoyed it.

I think there were some pretty good moments in the show overall, and I thought that both Mr Bang and Ms Wells did a great job. Glad to see it finish though, at one point I thought they were going to set up for a second series.

I dunno why you don't think there couldn't be a second series...
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« Reply #20 on: 10 January, 2020, 02:42:14 PM »
Once I realised that Moffat & Gattis just wanted to have fun and play with the setting I was happy enough to just go along for the ride. The more ludicrous it became the more I enjoyed it.

I think there were some pretty good moments in the show overall, and I thought that both Mr Bang and Ms Wells did a great job. Glad to see it finish though, at one point I thought they were going to set up for a second series.

If they make a second series I hope someone exposes the film to sunlight.

I dunno why you don't think there couldn't be a second series...
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« Reply #21 on: 10 January, 2020, 02:46:30 PM »
To be honest, my money is them on doing Frankenstein next.

ep 1 Victor Frankenstein at university (period gothic scifi piece) doomed love, creates monster "It's ALIVE!"
ep 2 opens on Monster on the boat, explaining the plot to - I dunno - the terrified crew who he's having to eat to stay alive, or something, oh no! Frankenstein is here, the monster chased off the edge of the boat into the arctic sea, to be lost forever!
ep 3 modern day fishing trawler, finds something in its net, etc.

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« Reply #22 on: 11 January, 2020, 11:23:03 AM »
Episode 3, was such a pile of shite disappointment.  The first one re-wrote vampire myths and played with troupes, episode two what a nicely done country-house murder mystery at sea, but that third one was pants from the beginning: as with so much TV drama, this was horrible things happening to horrible people, so who cares? who are we rooting for here? not even the villain.
Episode 3 sagged so much in the middle with obvious padding and a fair bit or extraneous exposition, for elements that weren't central to the story, and the whole Foundation thing never made any sense, as did the insipid lawyer, WTF? We can have armed units and black choppers on Whitby beach but hey a halfarsed lawyer wanders into the inner sanctum and Dracula is out of there...
I fully expected 'love' to save the day as was the norm in Dr Who, and in a way it did here too, disappointing waste of a good set up, show and resources.


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« Reply #23 on: 11 January, 2020, 11:35:46 AM »
To be honest, my money is them on doing Frankenstein next.

ep 1 Victor Frankenstein at university (period gothic scifi piece) doomed love, creates monster "It's ALIVE!"
ep 2 opens on Monster on the boat, explaining the plot to - I dunno - the terrified crew who he's having to eat to stay alive, or something, oh no! Frankenstein is here, the monster chased off the edge of the boat into the arctic sea, to be lost forever!
ep 3 modern day fishing trawler, finds something in its net, etc.

-PJ

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« Reply #24 on: 11 January, 2020, 01:12:59 PM »
The Mummy:

p1 ancient egypt, mummy entombed alive, cut to heroic 20s adventurers, reincartnated queen, open tomb
p2 the mummy explains plot to someone, turns out they're now entombed and the mummy and the reincarnated queen are together and oh no earthquake!
p3 mummy awake again, modern world! mobile phones, the power of love kills and or saves him.

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« Reply #25 on: 11 January, 2020, 01:16:00 PM »
It must be my round by now...
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« Reply #26 on: 11 January, 2020, 01:34:17 PM »
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Re: Dracula - BBC series
« Reply #28 on: 12 January, 2020, 02:32:03 PM »
One word review: Crapula!