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5.0 out of 5 stars Streets ahead of all other Marples, 10 Mar 2011
This review is from: Agatha Christie's Marple - The Collection Series 1 - 4 [DVD] (DVD)
At last a Miss Marple-series worth watching. Streets ahead of any other MM, with butter-woudn't-melt Joan Hickson at the other side of the scale. As dour, prim and severly dull Joan Hickson portrayed our sleuth, the better and convincing Geraldine McEwan and especially Julia McKenzie performed. Initially I took to Geraldine, for she incorporated much wit into the character. Her Miss Marple 'wafted' through the storylines like a refreshing breeze. As all good things must come to an end, series 4 suddenly changed its lead. 'Party's over' I thought, but decided to give Julia a go. Glad I did. She turned out to be even better than Geraldine. Ín my view, she's 'the real McCoy'. She not only acted witty and amusing, but also wise, solemn and tolerant when necessary. The perfect lady, with whom one could feel secure. In the series, Miss Marple is a single elderly lady, quite aware of the ways of the world. Certainly not the spinster Agatha Christie meant her to be. The individual episodes are clever, entertaining whodunnits. They're BASED on the AC-novels, but don't pretend to be an adaptation of such. Fast paced and exquisitly acted by an impressive cast of well-known stars, this box-set is worth every penny. That is if you're prepared to experience Miss Marple in a new dimension. Defenitely not for those who want exact visual reports of the written original.
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