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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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Review

Post by thunder » Tue May 31, 2011 3:52 am

I think this review is based on the two first episodes. Some minor spoilers...
http://www.crimetimepreview.com/2011/05 ... saacs.html

It's a good review :woot

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Re: Review

Post by kjshd05 » Tue May 31, 2011 6:12 am

thanx thunder :hug

great review can't wait to see this (whenever this will be)

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Re: Review

Post by Angel Tavington » Tue May 31, 2011 7:12 am

Thank you :hug
Judging from what the reviewer says, the female audience will love Jackson Brodie- it's so refreshing to see him in this role!


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Re: Review

Post by grannybear » Tue May 31, 2011 10:40 am

It's nice seeing Jason start playing the good guy for a change.

Thanks thunder.
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Re: Review

Post by Helen8 » Tue May 31, 2011 1:56 pm

And 4 stars, too! :woot

Great review. Thanks, thunder.

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Re: Review

Post by thunder » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:01 am

Have wee seen this yet?

http://tachyon-tv.co.uk/2011/06/case-histories/

Another positive review,

even if it starts explaining why it could have been boring but is not. People who are not going to read the entire thing may miss the point...

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Re: Review

Post by Helen8 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:32 pm

although necessarily simplified for this television adaptation the quirkiness from the original work remains in place. This leads to a noticeably different feel to the programme, and it's quite refreshing to be at least slightly uncertain as to whether or not the cases will be solved

It stands out from the crowd! That should bode well.



I think that three episodes per novel would have been better.

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Re: Review

Post by laurielove » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:03 pm

It is going to be very very interesting to see how they adapt the novels for TV - they are simply so distinct and non-linear that I really don't know how they're going to do it (not doubting they will though - Ashley Pharaoh is outstanding).

'a sensitive individual trapped in a Yorkshireman's body'

Bloody hell! If I was from Yorkshire, I would be a leetle beet offended at that!

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Re: Review

Post by inamac » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:56 pm

On the other hand, Ashley Pharaoh also wrote Bonekickers (not one of the most well respected of British TV programmes). However, I'm sure Ms Atkinson's vision and Jason's skill will triumph.

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Re: Review

Post by laurielove » Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:53 pm

inamac wrote:On the other hand, Ashley Pharaoh also wrote Bonekickers (not one of the most well respected of British TV programmes). However, I'm sure Ms Atkinson's vision and Jason's skill will triumph.
True, but LoM and A2A are. Can't win 'em all. At least he's adapting something wonderful to start with.

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Post by Angel Tavington » Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:51 pm

This leads to a noticeably different feel to the programme, and it's quite refreshing to be at least slightly uncertain as to whether or not the cases will be solved, but also to be surprised when a new case crops up unexpectedly halfway through an episode.
That's good because I don't like a predictable story, I like to be surprised. Sounds a bit different than what we are used to see on this type of show.



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Re: Review

Post by thunder » Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:42 pm

A radio review with audio clip from Case Histories. Starts at around 19:40:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... _reviewed/

Loved the reviewer's description of JI :lol

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Re: Review

Post by fruitbat » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:07 pm

Thanks Thunder. I'm trying not to do a countdown until broadcast. I should work on my own "countdown to dvd delivery".

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Re: Review

Post by inamac » Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:41 am

I've been checking round 'last night's TV reviews:

Tom Sutcliffe at the Independent wans't keen: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-enter ... 93435.html

Sam Wallaston at the Guardian was 'intrigued' (and perspicacious: He's basically totty. If he was a woman, it would be an outrage; but he's not, so it's quite good fun.) http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/ ... -tv-review

And Jasper Reeves at The Arts desk is another Marlee fan... http://www.theartsdesk.com/index.php?op ... &Itemid=27

Nothing from the red tops yet...

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Re: Review

Post by Chari910 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:54 am

One person commented that Jason must have had pecs implants :twisted: :twisted:

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