Friday, 1 January 2010

The Day of the Triffids

I recently watched the new BBC adaptation of John Wyndham's classic novel The Day of the Triffids. Starring Dougray Scott (who I like, though almost entirely for his performance in Ever After), Joely Richardson and Eddie Izzard, the first episode of this two-parter impressed me quite a bit - the setting was brought up to date but they stuck to the book relatively closely and it was an effective piece of sci-fi horror. Sadly the second episode completely lost the plot both in terms of the story and acting, and it becomes ever clearer that the triffids in this adaptation bear only a passing relationship to those of the book. Oh well... another opportunity missed. I really must get hold of the BBC's 1981 adaptation, I believe that's much better...

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