Well I managed half an hour of the Malkovitch Poirot. Maybe it would have been better if someone had paid the leccy bill?? ;)
Well I managed half an hour of the Malkovitch Poirot. Maybe it would have been better if someone had paid the leccy bill?? 😉
Needed accent lessons too .
@Lesley I watched all 3. Tried to keep an open mind and kept reminding myself about artistic licence. I’m told Sarah that adapted it isn’t a fan of Agatha Christie. ?
@Donna I set all that side of things aside and it was just long-winded and self-indulgent, for me. Laid on with a trowel. The rat on the table? Purleasse!!
That’s what bothered me the most – so forced and variable! Couldn’t watch it.
I managed half an hour of the first episode and then gave up, so disappointed with it.
Well I enjoyed it and for once the lighting seemed ok on our telly, which makes a change. Sarah Phelps is being remorselessly trolled, some comments have been disgusting and uncalled for! She’s taking it all with unfailingly good humour!
@Doreen trolling is awful. There’s some horrid people. Not my cup of tea at all the adaptation but then again I admit to not liking many book to tv or movie adaptations. They tend to add things that weren’t there it omit so much. X
Haha I did warn you. I needed plenty of Xmas food to get through it .
I didn’t even bother watching the last episode I was not engaged with it at all. I sat and watched the David Suchet one this afternoon and much preferred it. When the girl started walking on the man’s back with her shoes I decided I had seen enough! X
@Jane not read the book or seen the other version but the walking on his back……that was a strange one!
@Jennifer I’m pretty sure Agatha Christie didn’t write that! It just seemed totally irrelevant and unnecessary. I think I may have to read the book to satisfy my curiosity
@Jane yes must admit I’d like to read the original as there’s been such a lot of controversy over this adaption .
@Jane I’m in a vast minority. Really enjoyed it thought Poirot was played with dignity rather than laughs gave him some depth which the books dont
@Ian I guess I am just a traditionalist when it comes to Agatha Christie. I understand what you mean though…my friend watched it and said treated it as a stand alone piece and ignored the fact it was Agatha Christie and she enjoyed it. Maybe I should of done that
I’ve enjoyed it. Not watched the third part yet but only because we have guests all the time at the moment. I read once that by the time she wrote this one she was a bit sick of Poirot, hence why he was a bit darker and more glum. But I like it.
Yes, she wanted to kill him off 🙂
Do you need to adjust your tv’s. Mine wasn’t dark at all.
I really enjoyed it. Only negative was being a bit too dark at times to see.
Certainly agree on the lighting. I like atmospheric but that was hard to watch. The fairly recent one about Christie and Rillington Place was very atmospherically lit but so much easier to see.
I watched it, decided it was not really a Poirot and kept falling asleep! ??
Not for me, gave up on it!
Solksjaer may eventually become Man Utd substantive coach.
I watched it in one sitting (with my wife and a bottle of wine) and we both found it an ‘interesting’ interpretation – damning with faint praise there.
John Malkovitch’s Poirot was okay, but not a patch on David Suchet, or even Peter Ustinov or Kenneth Branagh.
The story itself is also a bit contrived when you think about it too. No spoilers though!
I may go back to watch more one night when I have run out of other things to watch. I found it a bit indulgent TBH.
Albert Finney, though, and Alfred Molina. Neither of them did a lot for me, either 🙂
Don’t fix it if it ain’t broke. Nobody mess with the Suchet!!