I would love to be enthusiastic about Channel 4's drama 'The Yellow House' last night, I so wanted to be taken into another time, feel the emotion, despair and electricity.
Alas, it was not to be!
I managed to watch approximately 30 minutes, at first waiting for the plot to take it's roots, then yearning for some kind of magic, watching...hoping that any moment things would fall into place and I would be lost in my television screen.
I woke up on the sofa at around midnight wondering where the programme had gone, I could hardly believe my eyes when I glanced towards the clock and realised I had missed half of the programme I had been so excited to watch all week...remember ...I am an insomniac!
Therefore, I cannot comment on the whole programme but the part I saw disappointed me. The story moved slowly and far from smoothly, the characters were flat and unemotional which, for me, was the most disappointing part of all. We are talking about Van Gogh here after all, to me his art speaks one language EMOTION something The Yellow House failed to achieve.
I have no real urge to watch the half I missed yet I have watched The Impressionists from 3-6am and could have pressed play and watched it all over again the moment it ended...This tells me all I need to know about the latter half of last nights 'drama'.
Such a shame!
Did you watch it?...I'd love to hear your opinions!