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Offline bob48

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The Last Kingdom
« on: October 16, 2015, 04:26:46 AM »
The BBC adaptation of the Bernard Cornwell 'Saxon Stories' series of books begins next week, so we're looking forwards to watching that.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Kingdom_(TV_series)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/11921496/The-Last-Kingdom-This-is-the-making-of-England.html
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Re: The Last Kingdom
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2015, 04:35:32 AM »
oooo, saw the trailer, didnt realise it was based on the books - sold!!

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Re: The Last Kingdom
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2015, 05:06:30 AM »
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Re: The Last Kingdom
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2015, 08:02:06 AM »
Erm, yes, well...I, er, thought it was worth a little reminder.

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Re: The Last Kingdom
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2015, 04:06:44 PM »
First episode watched. Pretty good so far.
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Re: The Last Kingdom
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2015, 04:08:52 PM »
Seemed rushed but not bad - glad I can fill in the gaps with book knowledge

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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2015, 04:11:39 PM »
Agreed. Its as if they wanted to get the early stuff out of the way so that they could get to the more interesting bits quicker.

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Re: The Last Kingdom
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2015, 04:12:06 PM »
^You're still talking about the show right?
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Re: The Last Kingdom
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2015, 04:15:20 PM »
lol - I was talking to 'Geek on Steam prior to the show, and he said he was waiting for a take-away to arrive in time for the show to start.
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Re: The Last Kingdom
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2015, 04:17:47 PM »
I did - duck fried rice with peanut satay sauce and prawn crackers - bit of cider and some Viking stabby action


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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2015, 04:21:09 PM »
That's real class that is mate!
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Re: The Last Kingdom
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2015, 04:29:50 PM »
Seemed rushed but not bad - glad I can fill in the gaps with book knowledge

Hope I didn't miss the first one.  Got the series set to record now.

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Re: The Last Kingdom
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2015, 02:19:29 PM »
Any thoughts on this one so far?  Am wondering if I'd want to pick this up for the inevitable disk release, or if I'm just better off sticking with the books. 

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Re: The Last Kingdom
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2015, 04:33:35 PM »
I've watched the first four.  They are really flying through the storyline.  It means that a huge amount of content has been cut from the books.  It's OK but I think it might be a little too disjointed for someone who hasn't read the books. 

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Re: The Last Kingdom
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2015, 04:46:29 PM »
ive enjoyed the last 2 more than the first 2 as the meat of the story gets underway - one thing i remember from the books is that Ubba and Guthrum are supposed to be some proper ***ked up Vikings, proper crazy ass blood lust loonies - im not getting that from the programme - and in essence the baddies arent 'baddie' enough - Ubba is almost likeable, like the Honey Monster

the book also gives you the chance to see the turmoil Uhtred goes through deciding to fight for Alfred or the Danes, then back again - the programme just makes him look like a side switching git to me