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The Little Drummer Girl

Postby Busybee » November 5th, 2018, 10:51 am

Well I’m two episodes in, and despite all the positive reviews I can’t get into it.

It’s all very confusing as characters slip in and out of playing other characters. I’m not sure I will bother with the rest.

Anyone else struggling or is it just me?

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Re: The Little Drummer Girl

Postby StokeySue » November 5th, 2018, 11:30 am

I’ve recorded but not yet watched
I couldn’t get into the book, and it went back to the library unfinished, many years ago
I was hoping the tv version would be easier
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Re: The Little Drummer Girl

Postby Suelle » November 5th, 2018, 12:10 pm

I can't tell which is the past, present or future! I'm not sure I can watch much more, either.

I love looking for icons of the late 70s though - like the chunky coffee set being used in one scene.
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Re: The Little Drummer Girl

Postby earthmaiden » November 5th, 2018, 1:34 pm

All I can say is that it less confusing that Black Earth Rising was! I still feel I missed something there. The Little Drummer Girl is a bit confusing but I think I have kept up with it - maybe ;) .

I do wonder why producers these days think it is clever to set such things in a confusing style. If we are confused then so must many more be. The novels are better written than that.
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Re: The Little Drummer Girl

Postby TeresaFoodie » November 5th, 2018, 3:13 pm

I had an inkling from the reviews that I wasn't going to 'get' the subject matter, and I decided ten minutes in to episode one not to give it any more of my time. I am not too keen on being reminded of the seventies either. So it's not one for me I am afraid!
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Re: The Little Drummer Girl

Postby WWordsworth » November 5th, 2018, 6:39 pm

I'm struggling to follow it too.
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Re: The Little Drummer Girl

Postby Ratatouille » November 18th, 2018, 4:02 pm

I always watch days after and last week it was a long tme after, so I had to go back. Once I'm in there again I love it, just as i loved the book. I think she is superb.

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Re: The Little Drummer Girl

Postby TeresaFoodie » December 4th, 2018, 11:04 pm

Is anyone else seeing Laurence as a potential winner too? :kneel:
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Re: The Little Drummer Girl

Postby Ratatouille » December 5th, 2018, 9:28 am

Are you talking about Masterchef Tezz?
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Re: The Little Drummer Girl

Postby TeresaFoodie » December 5th, 2018, 1:07 pm

Yep! Well spotted! :lol:
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