Second 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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Second Episode - SPOILERS

Post by laurielove » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:15 pm

Oh YES!

That's the way to do it.

Everything just fell into place tonight (and I don't just mean the plot revelations). It was beautifully done. Beautiful. And any reservations I had last night (and I did have some) vanished.

Very, very satisfying. It generated great empathy with the characters and brought out the humanity and detailed wit of the books in a succinct but still very engaging way. I confess, I wasn't getting that last night, but it all just gelled tonight.

Mr I was even more splendid. Guh, yes. There were some very funny moments, and the moments of clichés were done tonight in such a way that made them simply amusing and touching. They were made a feature of, I suppose, through repetition, which brought a real smile.

Again, the scenes with his daughter (fewer unfortunately) were outstanding. The music was far less intrusive and the whole thing simply seemed less self-conscious.

Great, really great. It was a detective story - moreso than the book, but it was a very very fine detective story. There was one big change at the end which will raise some eyebrows, but ... never mind.

Fingers crossed - this deserves great reviews but not sure if it will get them for the second ep.

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Re: Second Episode

Post by thunder » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:25 pm

Thanks for the review, Laurielove. Can't wait to see it :D

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Re: Second Episode

Post by Heather » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:32 pm

Loved it! Loved It! Loved it! So impressed by the way everything resolved, I loved the way he said "SIT DOWN" to the Nun Sister [very Lucius I thought] and there was even some Michael in there too ["Daddy broke a mans arm"] That little Marlee is so sweet and I just love that name, I am going to suggest it to my sister if she has another little girl.

I hope everyone gets to see it soon you will not be disappointed.

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Re: Second Episode

Post by laurielove » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:36 pm

Heather wrote: I loved the way he said "SIT DOWN" to the Nun Sister [very Lucius I thought] and there was even some Michael in there too ["Daddy broke a mans arm"]
Ha! I thought exactly that when he shouted, 'SIT DOWN!' - Lucius! It was remarkably ... sibilant. :cool:

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Re: Second Episode

Post by Heather » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:42 pm

Did you love the end laurielove? I thought it portrayed a man who is absolutely tortured even in the most peaceful and serene [or at least what should have been] situation.

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Re: Second Episode

Post by laurielove » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:12 pm

Heather wrote:Did you love the end laurielove? I thought it portrayed a man who is absolutely tortured even in the most peaceful and serene [or at least what should have been] situation.
Oh yes. Very moving and poignant. He played it beautifully. Lots of subtlety which he doesn't often get to explore, and which he brought out perfectly.

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Re: Second Episode

Post by kjshd05 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:04 pm

the man can act without saying a word....luved this second ep ending was great

I must admit, if one doesnt read the books, you will be a bit lost...

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Re: Second Episode

Post by thunder » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:49 am

Thank you for all the work Char, excellent screen caps. :D

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Re: Second Episode

Post by inamac » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:14 am

Thanks Laurie (and Char). I must get round to doing my review.

I liked the change at the end - and think it was the right decision - I think Atkinson would have done that if she'd known that she was going to write more about Brodie when she 'finished' Case Histories.

And the 'SIT DOWN' scene was wonderful (so masterful... sigh...)

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Re: Second Episode

Post by kjshd05 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:56 am

thanx Char :hug wonderful screen caps

the look on his face in the second pic makes me smile
(talking to Binky's great nephew, like he wants to smack him)

I must admit, I have to watch the ep a few times, just to understand the dialogue...

FYI, headphones work for me LOL

with Jackson, he is so tortured, it's probably the one case in his life that he hasnt solved (death of his sister)
Being a kid, and so many years ago, I don't think he will. That was the one point in the 4 books I was
disappointed with. Not being able to solve the death of his sister. But I now understand that is was
makes/drives Jackson Brodie...

Luved the scenes with 'Marlee' and the way she tells her Mum EVERYTHING (after Dad tells her not to)

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Re: Second Episode - SPOILERS

Post by marilaine » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:54 am

Mmmmm, yummy screencaps. *droolslikeamadwoman*

Gosh, what I wouldn't give to see him in Case Histories. *Imreadingwhenwilltherebenews*

~ML :brows :hug *kissesbooboo*

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Re: Second Episode - SPOILERS

Post by Helen8 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:12 am

Char, you have my permission to superimpose my profile onto picture #2.

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Re: Second Episode - SPOILERS

Post by grannybear » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:53 am

That last photo was interesting.

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