In the Guise of Death

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24 Mar 2005 17:38 #1109377908 by caroline
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Hi Paddy: glad to hear you like Aikido! No problem. Just thought it a hoot that Havers would choose Aikido as a way to perhaps "see within". It would soothe her hurts. Of course I was only joking in reference to manipulating Nat's joints....speaking arthrictically of course!

Caroline

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24 Mar 2005 20:43 #1109377909 by webmistress
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Alright, first impressions:

Somehow the script seems to have got better. Much more going on in the plot as last time AS WELL as in the background story. Havers, I have the impression she's almost a different person now. Lynley has to fight his demons again, but obviously enjoys his new case which isn't actually his.

Nat looked very relaxed in this one, I even saw some new acting style within his first visit to the crime scene. Very nice "new" casual outfit. Good job there.

Sharon Small, well I liked her Aikido, but her uncouth Havers is getting better with each episode... way to go!

No Helen sighting, but Lynley is finally speaking to his mother about her leaving, although we still don't have a clue as to how the whole thing will develop. Also nice to see Lynley's mother back again, trying to get him to speak to her....

As for the plot, well very clever this time and gripping. And there's a light tone in the first hour of this epiosde I liked very much - more of that PLEASE!!!!

Cheers!

P.S.: A familiar face from Vanity Fair, too. Nice!

"I don't know. I need help. I'm sorry. And something else. [...] I forgot it."
~ Armand Gamache

"If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck." A simplified version of Occam's razor.

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24 Mar 2005 22:45 #1109377910 by Lynley1962
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I did like the story but i have seen better plots. It was a bit boaring sometimes (in my opinion). It was good to see Lynley new style. i had to get used to it but Nat looks vry good in these jeans for sure. and guess what. I guessed the killer this time. that's the 3 time in all the seasons i watched. I will start writing my review tomorrow and hope to send it in Saturday night so everybody can read what was going on.

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24 Mar 2005 22:47 #1109377911 by saskia
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I enjoyed it very much. Pity Nat had to wear a jockey skull without a silk on whilst riding, I always think they look a bit naff, much better with a plain black silk on. I thought it was very light and entertaining. Particularly the banter between Havers and Lynley, very dry and amusing. I must admit if he'd asked me what I thought was the first thing I thought of when I thought of Cornwall I'd have said 'pasties' as well! YOu know what ladies, I'm going to write a 'curt' letter to the London Evening Standard, this week not only is Nat described as wooden - yet again! but also as having hair by Ronseal, and basically pulled to pieces about being a toff playing a toff....it wouldnt be so bad if they hadn't once again, put it down as 'pick of the night', i mean! what is going on there, on the one hand they pull it to pieces and on the other hand they say watch it, The Times wasn't much better, I was seething when I read their write up...do these people..and one of them was a woman! ...have no taste! Lynely is not a wooden character....not at all, I shall write a letter to the letters page and fingers crossed it'll get in. I'll make it dry and sarcastic just like them! By the way loved Nat in jeans and white tee shirt, very nice indeed! I must admit I'd sort of guessed who it was who 'dun it' but it was more exciting than last week I thought. Isn't Havers coming out of herself?! Really becoming a force to reckon with and much more comfortable with Tommys family. To me it all points towards the two of them getting together, they even bicker like a couple now! I mean the hilarious banter at the beginning was really refreshing. She's gone far more upfront the way she talks to him, they've put a little British 'tongue in cheek ' into the whole thing and it really works. Love it!.

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24 Mar 2005 22:53 #1109377912 by saskia
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Jessy, sat here thinking who the hell was it from Vanity Fair and just realised..Lord Steynes chappie....playing ..won't spoil the plot...arrogant irish horse dealer chappie? am I right?

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24 Mar 2005 23:00 #1109377913 by saskia
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Yep its me yet again! can I just say, is it me or does anyone else get the impression that they have in fact sort of made the whole thing rather 'tongue in cheek' not to be taken too seriously, deliberately lighter and somehow made to be slightly predictable, still enjoyable but a sort of fun type detective mystery. I know what Im trying to say but its not coming out right. It just feels that they're making the audience see that its the 'old fashioned' who dun it..where we know who dun it pretty early on but its just a bit of fun finding out , and we can enjoy the relationship between the main characters without having to tax our brains too much. It just seems that way to me and I prefer it, there's more fun between the actors, things like Lynley getting hit over the head ...very hard! but still managing to run along the beach after the suspect (hard not to give things away here) and then having no visible marks whatsoever. Either its tongue in cheek or ridiculous and Im thinking- nay hoping! its tongue in cheek. Whatever it is I like it.

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