Darlings, we’re going to be bluntly honest with you. We’re telling you now that part 1 of the BBC’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s insanely best-selling novel “And Then There Were None” aired last night on Lifetime. We’re telling you this because they are rerunning part 1 again tonight, to be directly followed by the conclusion. We are telling you this because we love you. We are telling you this because Part 1 was amazing and we can’t wait to do a final writeup when it’s all over.
For now, we offer pictures to entice you; first, because the cast is amazing. Charles Dance and Miranda Richardson walk away with the paid receipts for every scene each time they so much as utter a word. Then there’s Aidan Turner who, whatever else you may say about his fine performance, is simply beautiful to look at. The second reason we’re putting these shots up is to showcase the costumes, which are gorgeous, and the sets, which manage to nail that perfect sense of gloomy desolation amidst fading grandeur; a house both ostentatious and claustrophobic.
It’s good stuff. Set your DVRs.
“The Lifetime miniseries Agatha Christie’s ‘And Then There Were None,’ based on one of the best-selling crime novels of all time with 100 million copies sold worldwide, makes its US premiere in two parts on Lifetime. Set in 1939 while Europe teeters on the brink of war, And Then There Were None follows ten strangers with dubious pasts who are lured to Soldier Island, an isolated rock near the Devon coast in southern England. Cut off from the mainland, with their hosts mysteriously absent, they are each accused of a terrible crime, and when members of the party start to mysteriously die, they all realize they may be harboring a murderer among their number. Who will survive? And who is the killer?”
Those of you who watched part 1, what did you think? Those of you watched part 2, let’s leave that out for now.
[Photo Credit: Mammoth Screen/Lifetime – Video Credit: Lifetime via YouTube]
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