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Parade's End [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
Parade's End [DVD] DVD ~ Benedict Cumberbatch
8 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Wanted to love it, 14 May 2013
The storyline did not make sense, I did not care about the characters, there seemed to be great chunks missing from the story that you just had to try and fill in yourself. The actors are fantastic, the costumes are lovely - just the actual story is unbelievable and not convincing at all My goodness, for a father who cries at the drop of a hat, there is absolutely no compassion for the son who disappears for episodes on end, only to turn up again as the most important thing in the world all of a sudden. It's a very strange series. I did WANT to love it, but alas it was not to be!
The Clifton House Mystery - The Complete Series [D&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Sebastian Breaks
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great little series, 12 Jan 2012
I watched this with my two sons and we very much enjoyed it. Yes, it is a bit dark and shadowy and the kids can come across a bit robotic at times, but the story is genuinely spooky - my boys watched the whole series in a couple of sittings. I do agree with the other reviewer about the music box tune! Once it's in your head you can't get it out. I still think that most children would enjoy this especially if they are into ghost stories. Watch it with the time it was made in mind and you'll be able to overlook it's little imperfections, after all it's the story that counts.
Shadows - The Complete First Series [Series One] [&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Jenny Agutter
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, 3 Jan 2012
I watched this with my 10 year old who was completely enthralled with it. There was only one episode that was completely dreadful - I think it was supposed to be funny, but just didn't fit in with the rest of the episodes. (Dutch Schlitz's Shoes). The rest of the episodes are genuinely spooky or at least have interesting storylines. My son was very taken by some of the ideas - parallel universes, time travel etc. Sparked some interesting discussions after watching. Give the shoes episode a miss but the rest are well worth watching.