On Sat, 02 Jun 2018 13:56:26 GMT, Chris McMillan
>Fenny <***@removethis.gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, 2 Jun 2018 09:32:06 +0100, krw <***@whitnet.uk> wrote:
>>> On 02/06/2018 08:54, BrritSki wrote; my response is lower down:
>>>> Rob is coming back
>>> Which desperate editor is sinking that low? Temporary or the new permanent.
>>> Given the disservice done to Shula and various other cracks in the
>>> firmament I will listen but no longer be entranced.
>> I'm just glad I've already stopped listening.
>> Ma emailed the other night to ask what umra thought of all the current
>Thats nice of her, Fenny. Lets see. Shula and Snappy - very realistic
> personally know several 60 somethings going through marriage break ups)
After Thursday, or was it Friday, I am wondering whether Shula is now
sorry and re-thinking it all. Dog in a manger but Snappy suddenly
enjoyed freedom. But is a nice chap so she reeeled him back in. I
think she was faking it. Might they get back together?
>Christine Cardboard, that cant be another dementia story
Anoither place suggested Brian might have a heart attack and I wonder
whether we are being red herringed again with Christine. We put all
our money on her to be next in the St Step[hen Churchyard stakes and
it turns out to be Brian. Either a heart attack because of stress. and
with qa bit of luck he had lots of life insurance, or Jenny manages to
over-tax him with love and that finishes him off, or she helps things
>Will - I can relate to some of it - having had a bereaved father (though I
>was a lot older, the care and coping element angst would have been similar
>to Poppy I learnt later with hindsight). Plus The older two.
Will has always been a little unstable. He was the one went off to top
himself OAIAM, and Ed and Eddie went to bring him home.
>If I didnt know about the smart drugs thing as portrayed with Freddie,
>Id have said it wasnt realistic - but it is.
>And, yes, Lils and her teacher isnt a new phenomenon: one of my
>schoolfriends lives with the fallout of a similar relationship. She would
>have been the twins age.
I do hope Freddie passes his exams and is allowed to settle into
helping to run the estate and does some kind of management thing.
>If the contamination is done properly, it could be good
>Susan, a caricature. Very silly, it doesnt work today as it did with
Was done rather stupidly, I agree. I liked when Snappy and Shula told
her off though.
>David organising Ruths party. Beyond stupid when he has three children
>and a born organising mother.
Yes, Jill will surely be annoyed.
>Bored by Hannah already. Or is she being introduced as a BL storyline with
>Kneel? Is this one reason for return of Rob?
I really hope he's not returning. I do not care about the employment
prospects of whoever writes this storyline or the actor. A report of
some fatal accident happening afar or him being locked up would be
close enough. I do not want to hear his voice again, and he was in
something else a little while ago and I hated him in that too but
umbrella what it was. B always laughs wehn i am influenced by what an
actor played before.
I watched the BBC King Lear. I hadn't been going to as saw the Paul
Scofield version when we did it for A Level and I know it well and
don't usually like modern dress versions of Shakespeare, and love
Anthony Hopkins so didn't want to see him being miserable. Yes I know,
he's an actor :).
In this case he was fntastic, as was the whole production. His Lear
was a tinpot dictator, rowdy and already just tipping into the changed
behaviour of dementia, when he stayed with Goneril. I normally love
Emma wossit and she began as seeming reasonable and justifiably
annoyed at how her father was disrupting the household. There were
glances and nods between her and husband and Regan in the early
scenes, but mostly they seemed behaving in a way necessary given a
father who behaved like a dictator.
But then as the play went on things switched. I think Mr S milked the
misery rather by having Cordelia die. (sorry, spoiler). I generally
like happy endings and offing the ugly sisters would have been enough.
It's funny how the third one tends to be the one who gets the bad
deal. I'm thinking of Cinderella here. I wonder whether Lear would
have been less of a spoiled bully if the Queen had still been around.
The modern day dress worked extremely well too, to my surprise. There
were a couple of moments when I noticed planes or tablets and it
paused the story, but it worked well.
>Thats enough from me.