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Started White Lines last night. Looks promising.

btw - if you haven’t watched Normal People and want to lose yourself in something then I suggest that you simply must...but give yourself 6hrs as many folks find they get so immersed in the two lead characters that they can’t stop watching until all 12 half hours are done. I wasn’t sure myself when Mrs SILH said we should watch it, however...

You might find yourself thinking after a couple of episodes that nothing much is happening - but that is exactly the point and so just keep watching and do not fast forward. Most of us are normal people with pretty staightforward and ordinary uneventful plot lines to our lives - but what all of us have, and have had, to one degree or another is emotional entanglement with all its inherent ups and downs. And Normal People takes you right into the middle of those of a young irish lad and a young Irish lass. You start at the edge of their relationship watching it, but you gradually fall right into the middle of it.

By the end (if you have an emotional bone in your body) I almost guarantee you’ll love this young couple as if you’ve known them all your life, and you’ll want to stay friends with them. And that’s a bit tricky as of course they are not ‘real’ though you feel that they are - quite an odd feeling that.

Huge 😘 to Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones.
 
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Started White Lines last night. Looks promising.

btw - if you haven’t watched Normal People and want to lose yourself in something then I suggest that you simply must...but give yourself 6hrs as many folks find they get so immersed in the two lead characters that they can’t stop watching until all 12 half hours are done. I wasn’t sure myself when Mrs SILH said we should watch it, however...

You might find yourself thinking after a couple of episodes that nothing much is happening - but that is exactly the point and so just keep watching and do not fast forward. Most of us are normal people with pretty staightforward and ordinary uneventful plot lines to our lives - but what all of us have, and have had, to one degree or another is emotional entanglement with all its inherent ups and downs. And Normal People takes you right into the middle of those of a young irish lad and a young Irish lass. You start at the edge of their relationship watching it, but you gradually fall right into the middle of it.

By the end (if you have an emotional bone in your body) I almost guarantee you’ll love this young couple as if you’ve known them all your life, and you’ll want to stay friends with them. And that’s a bit tricky as of course they are not ‘real’ though you feel that they are - quite an odd feeling that.

Huge 😘 to Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones.
Sounds like a right load of soppy rubbish!
 

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btw - if you haven’t watched Normal People and want to lose yourself in something then I suggest that you simply must...but give yourself 6hrs as many folks find they get so immersed in the two lead characters that they can’t stop watching until all 12 half hours are done. I wasn’t sure myself when Mrs SILH said we should watch it, however...

You might find yourself thinking after a couple of episodes that nothing much is happening - but that is exactly the point and so just keep watching and do not fast forward. Most of us are normal people with pretty staightforward and ordinary uneventful plot lines to our lives - but what all of us have, and have had, to one degree or another is emotional entanglement with all its inherent ups and downs. And Normal People takes you right into the middle of those of a young irish lad and a young Irish lass. You start at the edge of their relationship watching it, but you gradually fall right into the middle of it.

By the end (if you have an emotional bone in your body) I almost guarantee you’ll love this young couple as if you’ve known them all your life, and you’ll want to stay friends with them. And that’s a bit tricky as of course they are not ‘real’ though you feel that they are - quite an odd feeling that.
I agree. Brilliantly involving.
The saddest love story since Brief Encounter.
 
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Try reading the books, in order of course. I have read them all and can forgive any dodgy acting as I know the characters so well, I'm invested with them. As always, the series can only touch the surface but it doesn't do a bad job.
Into season 2 now, affecting my sleep as I'm watching it late into the morning........ am quote enjoying it now. Our protagonist's accent still sounds a bit to posh and wooded, but am letting that slide :)
 

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Into season 2 now, affecting my sleep as I'm watching it late into the morning........ am quote enjoying it now. Our protagonist's accent still sounds a bit to posh and wooded, but am letting that slide :)
The actor is German apparently, moved around France and Switzerland as a child. That would explain the stilted accent. I can roll with that, remember the character was taken and then raised in Daneland 😁. He has a good look though. Not as physically imposing as in the books but when he is in battle scenes, I've just seen a real doozer, he fits the role very well. I'm on the current series and it is a really good one so far.
 
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The actor is German apparently, moved around France and Switzerland as a child. That would explain the stilted accent. I can roll with that, remember the character was taken and then raised in Daneland 😁. He has a good look though. Not as physically imposing as in the books but when he is in battle scenes, I've just seen a real doozer, he fits the role very well. I'm on the current series and it is a really good one so far.
Aside from Uhtred, son of Uhtred, I have a real problem with his lace up boots ......
 
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