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In Edwardian England, George and Amy live privately as an unmarried couple despite the disapproval of his former wife and brother. Hostile Martians armed with heat rays and poison gas complicate their efforts to find marital bliss.

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Craig Viveiros

Writers:

Peter Harness, H.G. Wells (novel)
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Eleanor Tomlinson ... Amy
Robert Carlyle ... Ogilvy
Rafe Spall ... George
Charles De'Ath ... Greaves
Joey Batey ... Henderson
Sam Benjamin ... Salesman
Freya Allan ... Mary
Nicholas Le Prevost ... Chamberlain
Rupert Graves ... Frederick
Daniel Cerqueira Daniel Cerqueira ... Stent
Aisling Jarrett-Gavin Aisling Jarrett-Gavin ... Lucy
Bradley Cottrell Bradley Cottrell ... Newspaper Boy
Harry Melling ... Artilleryman
Kieron Bimpson ... Captain
Woody Norman ... George Junior
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In Edwardian England, George and Amy live privately as an unmarried couple despite the disapproval of his former wife and brother. Hostile Martians armed with heat rays and poison gas complicate their efforts to find marital bliss.

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2019 (UK) See more »

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Not what was expected
15 October 2019 | by dnitzer-465-412648See all my reviews

If, based on the hype and trailers, you were expecting to see a production faithful to H.G. Wells' book, you are likely to be puzzled at first, and then disappointed. This version is set in the proper era, where across England, Martian cannon balls (not cylinders, but let's not quibble) are landing and wreaking havoc on the countryside. Also wreaking havoc is a script that introduces unnecessary and distracting elements and subplots including unsigned divorce papers, a liberated woman assistant scientist, premarital sex, and estranged brothers, along with awkward conversations ostensibly about the selection of new wallpaper for the parlor and breakfast rooms.

Presumably an invading army from Mars, bringing with it technology capable of wiping out the entire human race in a matter of weeks, isn't enough material to carry a three-part mini-series.

Will George convince his separated wife to sign the divorce papers so that he and Amy can marry properly before the Martians make divorce and marriage irrelevant? Will George reconcile with his estranged brother Frederick in time to get his blessing for their premarital union before the Martians take over Parliament? Will Amy's wallpaper arrive in time for the workmen to hang it and let it dry before giant tripods stomp the village flat?

Tune in for Episode 2 next week.


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