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Christina
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Postby Christina » Fri November 7th, 2008, 3:52 pm

Perhaps this is only being shown in England, but I wonder if anyone has seen the current episodes of 'Little Dorrit'? There have been something like 4 or 5 episodes so far and - not having read the book, I'm ashamed to say - it's still very difficult to work out how the characters inter-connect. At the moment there seem to be 3 or 4 separate strands to the story, and the connection between them isn't clear. There is a family secret, a mysterious woman who keeps following a young girl around, a murderer and an Italian man who is afraid of him...and then Little Dorrit herself...It's all a bit confusing and intriguing at the same time. I hope it doesn't end like "Our Mutual Friend" which began with so many intrigues and then came to a hugely disappointing conclusion.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Year That Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Fri November 7th, 2008, 6:36 pm

I haven't been watching it, Christina, but I've heard it's quite confusing. In fact, a friend of mine went out to buy a copy of the book just so she could understand it better. Not sure how that will work out as Dickens is quite a long winded author. Great stories, though. Great Expectations is my favourite.
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Postby diamondlil » Fri November 7th, 2008, 7:31 pm

I love Top Gear UK. They have made an Australian version of the show, which is nowhere near as good, but it's getting better.
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KingEricCantona7
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Postby KingEricCantona7 » Fri November 7th, 2008, 7:35 pm

"diamondlil" wrote:I love Top Gear UK. They have made an Australian version of the show, which is nowhere near as good, but it's getting better.

They have plans on making a US version and it is going to be terrible. I don't think Ford will take to kindly to having the hosts bash their cars after the test drive.

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Body in the Ice by A J Mackenzie & A Death in the Dales by Julia Chapman
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Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Fri November 7th, 2008, 8:42 pm

I tried to watch Little Dorrit and couldn't get on with it at all, although I loved Bleak House a couple of years ago and had no trouble following that - LD just seemed to have too many characters and loads of talking!

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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Fri November 7th, 2008, 11:47 pm

"diamondlil" wrote:I love Top Gear UK. They have made an Australian version of the show, which is nowhere near as good, but it's getting better.


I got to see several of the Top Gear episodes when I was in NZ, and I was hooked. It looked like great fun to watch.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Sat November 8th, 2008, 12:59 am

I don't watch it for the car stories, I watch it for the comedy. I often find myself crying laughing watching some of the very silly things they do!
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Christina
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Postby Christina » Sat November 8th, 2008, 2:05 pm

"Madeleine" wrote:I tried to watch Little Dorrit and couldn't get on with it at all, although I loved Bleak House a couple of years ago and had no trouble following that - LD just seemed to have too many characters and loads of talking!


I am persevering with "Little Dorrit" but, I agree, it doesn't live up to the wonderful "Bleak House" which was thoroughly absorrbing! I agree, too, about the number of characters and not knowing who is related to whom or their relevance to the story.

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Year That Changed Everything by Cathy Kelly
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Wed November 19th, 2008, 8:23 am

Tonight in the UK there is a new series starting called The Devil's Whore. Looks promising and I'm hoping to remember to watch it!!
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Amanda
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Location: Sydney, Australia

Postby Amanda » Wed November 19th, 2008, 10:24 am

"Vanessa" wrote:Tonight in the UK there is a new series starting called The Devil's Whore. Looks promising and I'm hoping to remember to watch it!!


That looks great!


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