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Topic: Around the World in 80 Days

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Following an outrageous bet, Fogg and his valet, Passepartout, take on the legendary journey of circumnavigating the globe in just 80 days, swiftly joined by aspiring journalist Abigail Fix, who seizes the chance to report on this extraordinary story.

I have watched the first 2 eps. some very atmospheric scenes. worth a look

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The train scene reminds me of the very old film "North West Frontier" which has a very siimilar scene that ismore scarey.  With Kenneth More, Lauren Bacall. 

2 (edited by drmonbowen 2021-12-30 20:06:43)

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We really liked the first two episodes, but the Next Episode calendar entries for S01E03, 4, and 5 are incorrect.

These episodes are airing on Jan 2 (3 and 4) and Jan 9 (episode 5).

Is there any better way to report this error?

3 (edited by g371 2021-12-30 21:20:14)

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Watched half of the first ep, have read a book, have seen older movie versions - but this one is just sad, dropped. It's supposed to be fun and adventurous, they made some gloomy depressing trash.

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g371 wrote:

Watched half of the first ep, have read a book, have seen older movie versions - but this one is just sad, dropped. It's supposed to be fun and adventurous, they made some gloomy depressing trash.

Agree, half the episode was filler - I don't remember from any of the previous outings about a plot to kill the french president.  It was a completely unnecessary storyline.

DRM "manages access" in the same way that Prison "manages freedom".
http://xkcd.com/488/

5 (edited by merc 2021-12-31 14:08:57)

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The show has got  mixed reviews in the UK press. Some reproted it as the worst thing to watch for Christmas  others that it is a good show. Many comments do not like Tennant who they say gave the show a kiss of death as he does with everything

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This story has been made several times before, and this time it only barely follows the classic; in characters, motivation, details, and even broad strokes. It really isn't the same story. And as a stand-alone tale, it's not really worth watching.

This is yet another show that really should be labeled (at best), "Inspired by" rather than claiming to be another version of a famous story. Why do the networks keep paying never-heard-of-them writers to take the title, and often not much more, and write their own story. The original story was probably a best seller and famous. <rant over>

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7 (edited by TheFizza 2022-01-08 07:01:00)

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g371 wrote:

Watched half of the first ep, have read a book, have seen older movie versions - but this one is just sad, dropped. It's supposed to be fun and adventurous, they made some gloomy depressing trash.

Wizard wrote:

Agree, half the episode was filler - I don't remember from any of the previous outings about a plot to kill the french president.  It was a completely unnecessary storyline.

merc wrote:

The show has got  mixed reviews in the UK press. Some reproted it as the worst thing to watch for Christmas  others that it is a good show. Many comments do not like Tennant who they say gave the show a kiss of death as he does with everything

Ed_C_NC wrote:

This story has been made several times before, and this time it only barely follows the classic; in characters, motivation, details, and even broad strokes. It really isn't the same story. And as a stand-alone tale, it's not really worth watching.

This is yet another show that really should be labeled (at best), "Inspired by" rather than claiming to be another version of a famous story. Why do the networks keep paying never-heard-of-them writers to take the title, and often not much more, and write their own story. The original story was probably a best seller and famous. <rant over>

As someone who has read the Jules Vern novel and had watched at least three adaptation I was excited to check out this version but as noted above it is diverges from the source material vastly however I have long asserted that when a story is translated into a different medium it should be altered as this other medium has different requirements to be successful. That being as it is, the alterations here don't seem to add to the story... indeed it feels more as though much of thee additions are simply filler.

The strange thing is there are plenty of text and subtext from the original novel as well as accounts which followed the Around the World journey in real life (because people did take this book as a challenge and many even chronicled their exploits) that could have been used to expand this mini-series in an interesting and believable way.

The side mission in Paris to delve into Passepartout's past moreover the trauma Phileas Fogg is continuingly undone by are not only monotonous but misguided, despite the attempt to rationalize the character for audiences having been an understandable path... unfortunately the path explored had the opposite effect than intended, I fear.

The only adjustment I was interested in was the NEW role of Abigail Fix Fortescue, the journalist, and I must admit it was the nerd in me who was excited for this as I had read Around the World in 72 Days by Jason Marks about how in 1889 two journalist, Nellie Bly & Elizabeth Bisland, actually attempted the very adventure Phileas & Passepartout supposedly carry out. One of the ladies make it in 72 and the other in 76 (I believe?).

I had high hopes that Ms. Fix would be a fictional mash-up of those very accomplished and trailblazing women, however [so far] she hasn't been much of an improvement from the Princess Aouda or Monique Laroche... the previous female companions to Phileas & Passepartout in past screen incarnations.

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8 (edited by merc 2022-01-07 14:23:55)

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well I have seen all 8 eps and enjoyed it very much. Tennant did a fine job.I dont care if it departed from the canon one bit otherwise it just becomes another performance of what eg Shakespeare becomes -  nothing new

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I liked how his character was some one who was afraid of life, hiding in his club and goes on the trip finally due to a postcard posted by some one with the word coward on it  - I wont say any more about that.......

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drmonbowen wrote:

We really liked the first two episodes, but the Next Episode calendar entries for S01E03, 4, and 5 are incorrect.

These episodes are airing on Jan 2 (3 and 4) and Jan 9 (episode 5).

Is there any better way to report this error?

Any chance that's because the show airs originally on another channel (country) ?

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IIRC, there were three channels (different countries) showing it on slightly different schedules.  It's was all a bit confusing.

DRM "manages access" in the same way that Prison "manages freedom".
http://xkcd.com/488/

11 (edited by merc 2022-01-07 15:21:17)

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The only reservation in writing in eps 8 and the train station dont read the spoiler until you have seen the eps

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Estelle his lost love are they are they not reunited? seems rather clumsy handling