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It's really shit. But I like it.
and likewise. Terrible but somehow watchable.
there's NOTHING good about it. Bad script, wooden acting, plot that takes interesting factual events and changes them to make them more boring.
The Charles Dickens bit last week made me cringe.
Maybe I've turned in to my gran - I just like the costumes.
I've learnt absolutely nothing about art, I can't work out what the artists' names are. Amusingly baffling.
apart from hinting that these guys are rebels (in what way?????)
The bloke who follows them around who isn't a painter....Not even a real person!
he's a mixture of 3 real people or something isn't he?
I haven't a clue what their rebelling against, apart from cutting edge drama, but they seem to be very partial to curly redheads.
BBC2 now everyone - it's great tv.
I'm turning over to big brother
properly tore it to pieces in the current issue.....
Sad isnt it just.
The women in it are fit though...
i'm a bit of a geek for the pre-raphaelites. i get all the questions about them on university challenge and everything. not sure that i want to watch this or not though - it does look a bit naff. any shagging?
dramatisation of the radical Victorian artists who formed the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, with them talking in 20th century English and being thoroughly unVictorian. It's basically just a vehicle for nice clothes and hot people to have sex. Or Entourage in the 19th Century or something
Despite this, it managed to be ridiculously, ridiculously awesome.
part from that
Did you read Caitlin Moran's review of it? http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/tv_and_radio/article6725916.ece
The way its shot really reminds me of that spoofy drama of Tony Blairs earlier younger self- y'know the one when he snuck out the window from Fettes to go to an Elton John concert? (which was obviously a joke programme)...It's like this should be punk, but it's totally glamrock.
like CHARLES DICKENS JUST WALKED IN and showing 'prop' famous paintings or crappy sketches. I was totally expecting there to be a scene where Ruskin goes to have sex with his wife but can't get it up because she has pubic hair, and because he's used to like nymphets and stuff, thinks its gross.
is my favourite Victorian art-related anecdote.
closely followed by the Ruskin/Whistler litigation story.
I'm going to miss the rest of it when I'm away :(
the writers of Holloaks would've rejected some of that dialogue.
BBC4 has got a docu on the Brotherhood, I'm going to Iplayer that later.
I don't get why they're actually bothering with the premise of it being about Victorian artists. No one who cares about the historical element is going to like it, and anyone who is hoping to learn about art is going to be disappointed. They should've just made a period version of Skins - now that would be amazing.
its alright, I'm sure Rossetti was a little more refined than he is being portrayed. I quite like the idea of them being nerdy/bad boys. I've been catching up on bbc iplayer. Is anyone going to this? http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibitions/waterhouse/