First Episode - SPOILERS

Based on the popular and critically acclaimed novels by Kate Atkinson, this mini-series was shot on location in Edinburgh and was quickly followed by a second season.

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Re: First Episode

Post by grannybear » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:26 am

I read they use herbal cig on Mad Men. Everyone smoked like mad back then.

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Re: First Episode

Post by kjshd05 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:31 am

good point grannybear...the 50's where a smokin era

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Re: First Episode

Post by laurielove » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:33 am

Those are decent viewing figures. I'm not surprised it was beaten by the ITV show which had opened previously and was much touted. That doesn't matter. It will most likely be beaten again tonight as the other side are showing a major new mystery thing which is spread over five nights this week. That won't matter though - the figures are still very very healthy.

The reviews have been mixed, but the main criticism has been trying to shoehorn Kate Atkinson's rich tale of humanity and wit into two hours. That was always going to be a tall order. But the more I think about it, the more I think it worked very well.

I have not read a single criticism of Jason yet - everyone agrees that he is perfect as Jackson and was by far the best thing about it.

There seem to be a fair few Scots complaining about accents - either that they should've been exclusively Scottish or that when they were they slipped. Hmm ... I didn't think the accents slipped too badly at all and I used to live in Scotland - it hasn't been produced simply for the benefit of Scottish dialect analysts. Edinburgh looks BEAUTIFUL - isn't that good enough?

I confess to harbouring one or two reservations after I saw it last night (mainly because I know the book very well and was over-analysing things as I wanted it desperately to be magnificent.) During the course of the day it has 'settled' within me, so to speak, and I think it was bloomin' marvellous. I cannot wait for tonight and the next couple of weeks.

Let the jogging recommence! ;-) :adore

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Re: First Episode

Post by RoseannaLara » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:58 pm

Indeed Laurie....

Certainly gives me an incentive to start running again that's for sure :D

Enjoy tonight's episode everyone.

Roseanna x.

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Re: First Episode

Post by Helen8 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:02 pm

Laurie, I loved your review! Kit and jiggy are my two favorite words now. :D

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Re: First Episode

Post by belladisordine » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:06 pm

I'm so sad! I saw where I could watch it online free via BBC, but being in the States, its "not available" to me.

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Re: First Episode

Post by thunder » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:14 pm

Thanks for the review, Laurielove. Great analysis, and funny to read :D

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Re: First Episode

Post by crawfoc99 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:22 pm

kjshd05 wrote:Between the sweating and smoking, I'm luvin it LOL

looking forward to the remaining eps...
Same here. Jason as Jackson getting all sweaty with running, doing manual labour and getting his rocks off, is simply divine.

Not since Percy has Jason looked so good smoking. It certainly suits the character of Jackson Brodie.

Awesome tatts BTW.

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Re: First Episode - SPOILERS

Post by kjshd05 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:02 am

sorry Carole I missed your post...

luv his tatts: 3 on left arm and 2 on right... :woot

assuming Military/Police symbolic

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Re: First Episode - SPOILERS

Post by inamac » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:02 am

Re the tatts - the 'running horse' is the badge of the West Yorkshire regiment - wiki article here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Yorkshire_Regiment,

which certainly fits the character...

Oooooh - BBC1 has just shown a new trailer for next week's episodes - Jackson being unexpectedly snogged by some random female agian - canlt think why he still looks so astonished! *g*

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Re: First Episode - SPOILERS

Post by kjshd05 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:01 am

thanx inamac :hug

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Re: First Episode - SPOILERS

Post by Helen8 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:31 pm

Jackson being unexpectedly snogged by some random female agian - canlt think why he still looks so astonished!

Apparently, not a conceited bone in his body. He thinks of and helps others, without a lot of thought to self.

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Re: First Episode - SPOILERS

Post by crawfoc99 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:02 pm

kjshd05 wrote:sorry Carole I missed your post...

luv his tatts: 3 on left arm and 2 on right... :woot
assuming Military/Police symbolic
Yes the Tatts are very nice. Thanks inamac for the info on the West Yorkshire regiment.

One tatt looks rather like a skull to me. But I do like the Celtic looking one on his left forearm.

Loved the 2nd episode as much as the first. Can't wait for more unassuming snogging next week. ;-)

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Re: First Episode - SPOILERS

Post by Chari910 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:34 pm

OK, HD caps finally

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A lot of bare chest coming up....view at your own risk :cool:

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The last one reminded me of DJ in Event Horizon

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Re: First Episode - SPOILERS

Post by crawfoc99 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:14 am

Stunning HD pics from Ep 1, Char. :wheee :brows

Now I see that tatt on Jackson's left arm looks like the Prince of Wales three feathers (based on the fleur de lys). This emblem is used in more than one regiment.

Also thanks to Char's superfab HD caps from Ep 2, I can tell that Jackson's left forearm tattoo is not a celtic knot, but the tudor rose symbol. Very nice indeed.

I've just died and gone to heaven (or flowed from my chair in a puddle of goo).

Thanks for the Jason/Jackson goodies. :hug

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