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#1 Pilar Palabundar

Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:44 PM

It starts tonight on Foxtel, anyone else going to give it a go?

I haven't read the book (shame about Nicole Kidman) but the gorge Alaexander Skarsgard may cancel out her appearance perhaps...swoon

#2 Displayanome

Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:45 PM

I think I am too cranky that it is going to be set in the US :(

Edited: I will watch it though, just wish it was set as per the book.

Edited by Displayanome, 20 February 2017 - 02:47 PM.


#3 Missy D

Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:59 PM

View PostDisplayanome, on 20 February 2017 - 02:45 PM, said:

I think I am too cranky that it is going to be set in the US :(

Edited: I will watch it though, just wish it was set as per the book.

Oh no! I didn't know that... I was looking forward to it. Not so much now! I enjoyed the book.

Edited by Missy D, 20 February 2017 - 02:59 PM.


#4 ~Nasty_Jodama~

Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:00 PM

A lovely friend gave the book to read and then told me not, so I could watch the series and be surprised, lol.

So I will be watching but not via Foxtel ;)

#5 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:09 PM

I wonder how much loss of authenticity will happen since it has been modified for a US setting, rather than the Australian setting it had in the book?

#6 Pilar Palabundar

Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:10 PM

View PostDisplayanome, on 20 February 2017 - 02:45 PM, said:

I think I am too cranky that it is going to be set in the US Posted Image

Edited: I will watch it though, just wish it was set as per the book.
That is a shame isn't it. I guess the Americans involved had much more say. Nicole is a producer isn't she...so not so influential in location choices huh.

#7 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:12 PM

View PostPilar Palabundar, on 20 February 2017 - 03:10 PM, said:

That is a shame isn't it. I guess the Americans involved had much more say. Nicole is a producer isn't she...so not so influential in location choices huh.
bigger audience = bigger money.  
And the US has a much bigger audience that the total population of Australia.

Commercially, I can see why it was changed.  I just don't know how well it will translate. Some things are intrinsically Australian and don't translate well to an american setting.

#8 Displayanome

Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:13 PM

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The decision to shift to California came when Witherspoon became attached to the project, playing Madeline. Moriarty says she is not bothered and urges Australian readers who've expressed doubts to give the series a chance.

"I get emails from people from all over the world, saying this could be my school here in Mexico City; I think it's a book that could happen anywhere.
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#9 Brutta Borgia

Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:14 PM

We will watch it - I'm in the mood for a good drama and it will keep me away from QandA and throwing things at the tv.

I've read the book - which DH knows, so he will harass me endlessly to give away the ending....

#10 marple

Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:19 PM

Ooo! I didn't realise it was tonight. Thanks OP. I just recently read the book and am also disappointed that it is set in the US and that (yawn) Nicole Kidman is in it. Hoping I am proved wrong though.

I also just read "What Alice Forgot" and they are making a movie of that too.

How did I miss this Australian author until this year? Geez she's done well.

ETA - with you on the throwing things whilst watching Q&A pp. I'm getting to the point I can't even watch the ABC news as it will be all about Trump's next episode of stupidity but nothing will be done about it.

Edited by marple, 20 February 2017 - 03:29 PM.


#11 Riotproof

Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:39 PM

View PostYodaTheWrinkledOne, on 20 February 2017 - 03:09 PM, said:

I wonder how much loss of authenticity will happen since it has been modified for a US setting, rather than the Australian setting it had in the book?

Quite a bit, I'd imagine.

Marple, what Alice forgot is my absolute favourite.

Edited by Riotproof, 20 February 2017 - 03:40 PM.


#12 ednaboo

Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:41 PM

I didn't realise Skaarsgard was in it!

I've read the book and really enjoyed. I think it's her best ( I didn't love the latest, Truly Madly Guilty ). If I had Foxtel I'd be watching.

#13 CalEliKat

Posted 20 February 2017 - 04:31 PM

I watched it at 1pm today, it's first showing on Foxtel.  As a Liane Moriarty devotee I will give it a thumbs up so far.

#14 Hands Up

Posted 20 February 2017 - 04:50 PM

We don't have Foxtel anymore:-(

#15 #YKG

Posted 20 February 2017 - 04:58 PM

It was on at 1pm today on foxtel, I recorded it so will watch it later. I haven't read the book though

#16 sammyv

Posted 20 February 2017 - 05:25 PM

I am out tonight so have to wait until Thursday to watch it. I have the book but haven't read it yet so no expectations.

#17 Chocolate Addict

Posted 20 February 2017 - 06:24 PM

It is on tonight so I have set to record it. I have not read the book so actually don't know what exactly it is about. lol

#18 Scootaloo

Posted 21 February 2017 - 06:54 AM

I really liked it. So far I think is staying pretty true to the book, the characters are well done.i think it is going to be a great series.

#19 Nickers numbat

Posted 21 February 2017 - 06:59 AM

I really liked it too. I wasn't too sure about the change in location to the US but think they have picked a location that works well. Nicole Kidman is not my cup of tea normally but suits being Celeste. DH thought it was a little slow and kept hassling me to tell him who dies.

Looking forward to next week.

#20 vanessa71

Posted 21 February 2017 - 07:47 AM

I haven't read the book, but recorded it to watch to see if it's any good.

#21 Brutta Borgia

Posted 21 February 2017 - 08:07 AM

Nicole plays Celeste well, I must say. And Reese is good as Madeleine - although I always like Reese.

Like the Monterey and Big Sur setting - brings memories back as dh and I did that before we got married. Some stunning real estate!


#22 Pilar Palabundar

Posted 21 February 2017 - 08:08 AM

Yeah looking forward to next week too.  

I think I have figured out why I dislike NK in almost everything I have seen her in. It is that American accent. How has she gotten away with it for so long - it is so oh what's the word, try hard, bunged on? I don't think I have heard anyone else sound like that...grates on me in any case...oh well.

Good whodunit though.

#23 Pilar Palabundar

Posted 21 February 2017 - 08:14 AM

View PostBrutta Borgia, on 21 February 2017 - 08:07 AM, said:

Like the Monterey and Big Sur setting - brings memories back as dh and I did that before we got married. Some stunning real estate!

Oh yeah, forgot to say how lovely it was shot.

And Celeste and her husband remind me of my sister and her ex-fiance many many moons ago...so much pda. He used to beat her up too as we found out only two years ago at my dads funeral going through old photos. Very sad.

#24 hills mum bec

Posted 21 February 2017 - 08:14 AM

I've recorded it & will probably watch tonight, Monday nights are devoted to TWD.

I loved the book but I'm a bit unsure about the casting.

#25 Mrs_greyhound

Posted 21 February 2017 - 08:22 AM

Is there any way to watch it other than Foxtel?

We don't have it but I'm a bit devastated about missing Big Little Lies




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