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post Dec 13 2019, 11:24 PM
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This is a new adaptation of the Charles Dicksons classic seasonal tale with a lot of great actors including Steven Graham.




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post Dec 21 2019, 01:45 AM
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Looking forward to this on Sunday evening!
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post Dec 22 2019, 10:22 PM
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This isn't quite the cosy tale we're used to, is it? laugh.gif
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post Dec 22 2019, 10:23 PM
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Yeh it's Steven Knight so I knew it'd be gritty and dark.

I enjoyed it a lot though.
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post Dec 22 2019, 11:24 PM
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After that trash, I need more than three Spirits. Sorry not for me.
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post Dec 23 2019, 09:39 PM
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I'm really enjoying this...
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post Dec 23 2019, 10:15 PM
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It has got incredibly dark!
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post Dec 23 2019, 10:51 PM
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It certainly has, I'm gonna go watch the Muppets adaptation now just to get some light relief! laugh.gif

I'm a little bit mixed with this so far, aesthetically it's great and I really like that they're doing something very different with the tale so it does feel fresh, but at the same time, I think it's just a tad too much removed from the sentiment of the original story. Its core theme is redemption and it's becoming extremely difficult to do that with this Scrooge after this episode! I am interested to see how it concludes and I really hope they don't change the ending as that would be truly jumping the shark.

Also, I think would've worked better as a one-off special rather than a series, bits of it are SO dragged out needlessly and yet there's still two ghost visits to come!
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post Dec 24 2019, 10:08 AM
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Is Tom Hardy one of the ghosts?

I understand you struggling to feel redemption for Ehenezer but we saw a little of what's to come with him realising his sister brought him back from boarding school. He's showing his dark side with Crachets wife though!

Looking forward to the final part tonight.
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post Dec 24 2019, 10:59 AM
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QUOTE(ChristmaSteve201 @ Dec 24 2019, 10:08 AM) *
Is Tom Hardy one of the ghosts?


Yep... if you blinked you missed him, he is also in the end credits, but not as a cast character, you need to watch closely once the credits start rolling. lol
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post Dec 24 2019, 11:00 AM
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Oh I think I saw him but wasn't sure. Thought he had a major role as one of the ghosts and would be in tonight's episode.
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post Dec 24 2019, 11:01 AM
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Furthermore, I'm not entirely engrossed in the series, its had it fair share of boring bits where the script tends to drag a bit, but I'm sticking with it to see how it ends.
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post Dec 24 2019, 12:58 PM
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I liked the 2009 version with Jim Carrey just a simple adaptation. smile.gif
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post Dec 24 2019, 04:21 PM
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Went to see that in the cinema I remember and heard about the Xmas no1 on the way down and it was snowing, good times!!
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post Dec 25 2019, 10:13 PM
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Really enjoyed that final part lastnyt by the way, ended on a positive note like it should.
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