We all are very fond of TV series, especially movie maniacs and we all mostly spend our weekend in binge-watching our favourite TV shows be it Game of Thrones (ended the series as Game of Trolls), F.R.I.E.N.D.S, The Vampire Diaries, How I Met Your Mother and many other widely popular and loved TV series. But out of all these TV shows, there is one miniseries that managed to make a special place in the heart of all the movie maniacs. Here in this article, you will read my top 5 reasons to watch And Then There Were None miniseries.
And Then There Were None is a mini TV Series based on Agatha Christie’s bestselling novel of the same name. As per the sources out there, the series did true justice to the novel and that too in just three episodes with the average duration of 80 minutes per episode. This miniseries was first broadcasted on BBC in the year 2015 and now has been streaming on Amazon Prime (for the UK audience).
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What makes And Then There Were None a Beautiful Series
- And Then There Were None is one of the TV series that raises the anticipations among the audience.
- This miniseries is a very intriguing and very well dressed up as a murder mystery and also has the prowess to leave you awestruck in the end with its magnificent twist revealing.
- Besides, you will be wonder knowing the fact that this miniseries is based on the following 18 lines poem:
“Ten little Soldier boys went out to dine;
One choked his little self and then there were nine.
Nine little Soldier boys sat up very late;
One overslept himself and then there were eight.
Eight little Soldier boys travelling in Devon;
One said he’d stay there and then there were seven.
Seven little Soldier boys chopping up sticks;
One chopped himself in halves and then there were six.
Six little Soldier boys playing with a hive;
A bumblebee stung one and then there were five.
Five little Soldier boys going in for law;
One got into Chancery and then there were four.
Four little Soldier boys going out to sea;
A red herring swallowed one and then there were three.
Three little Soldier boys walking in the zoo;
A big bear hugged one and then there were two.
Two little Soldier boys playing with a gun;
One shot the other and then there was one.
One little Soldier boy left all alone;
He went out and hanged himself and then there were none”.
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Top 5 reasons to watch And Then There Were None series
This show is a must watch for every cinephile and if you are not one, then this show has the prowess to keep you enthralled throughout the three episodes. There are numerous reasons to watch this show but I would like to tell you the top 5 reasons which made me fall for this series.
1) The spellbinding story line and its execution:
You all must have watched many murder mystery TV shows or movies till date but not as thrilling as this mind-boggling miniseries I can assure you that. The story unravels gradually but will keep you engrossed throughout the end.
After reading the descriptive novel, you will definitely bow down to the director for summing up this much of thrilling story in just three episodes. Go watch this amazing show and thank me later in the comment section.
2) The Bang-up Star-casts
Apart from quality content, every movie, every TV show stands out of the crowd because of their stellar star casts. Every show needs the star casts who can leave the audience stunned by their terrific performance and this multi-starrer show has that aptness.
The actors have appeared in numerous popular TV shows and movies such as ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, The Hobbit and many others.
3) Directed by an award-winning director
If you strive for perfection, you will definitely need a perfectionist. There are many factors which make a show a masterpiece to watch apart from a good storyline and the apt star cast.
Executing the story of the best-selling novel into a TV series and that too in an unforgettable way is not everyone’s cup of tea. However, the award-winning director Craig Viveiros made this possible with his perfect direction as well as the great execution of the story.
4) The Ravishing Location
Choosing the atmosphere as per the story matters a lot in any TV shows or movies because the right atmosphere and the right setting of the place can make the audience more engrossed in a show. The series ‘And Then There Were None’ was entirely shot on the Cornwall coast, the southwesternmost point of England, and an actual mansion outside London.
Shooting the entire series at a mysterious Island which looks so gorgeous and so haunting at the same time in its own way was undoubtedly a great idea.
5) The awestruck suspense in the end
The only difference between a good murder mystery show and a great murder mystery show is the quality of suspense. This miniseries will definitely leave you all awestruck by its quality of suspense and twists.
All the ten members get killed one by one and the audience keeps on guessing the right suspect and who the killer is until the end. Are you capable enough of guessing the right suspect? Watch and find out on your own.
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Peculiar Storyline of And Then There Were None makes this series exciting
Ten strangers are invited or let’s say are brought to the Soldier Island an isolated rock near the Devon coast in southern England. The Island seems so eccentric and has no way of possible communications and they ten are the only people on that queer Island.
They have a very kind as well as mysterious hosts Mr. and Mrs. U.N. Owen who is accused of a horrible crime. One day over the dinner table, a record started playing and the voice of the host started accusing each person of hiding a sinful secret.
One by one, members started to get killed, in the manner of the above-mentioned poem. The survivors soon started realizing that one of them is a killer and started to turn on each other. Who was the murderer? Were one of them the real killer?
And Then There Were None Novel vs Movie
This three episode miniseries is really very captivating and was primitively written in the year 1939 by Sarah Phelps. The series is more addictive than you can ever imagine.
The novel is apparently more descriptive in comparison to this miniseries but the director Craig Viveiros encapsulated the series in the best possible way with an outstanding star casts including Charles Dance, Maeve Dermody, Aidan Turner, Burn Gorman, Toby Stephens, Miranda Richardson, Noah Taylor, Sam Neill, Anna Maxwell-Martin, Douglas Boothand.
The entire star casts should be applauded for their performances. Also, we should put our hands together for the director Craig Viveiros for the best execution of the story.
All ten members hid their guilty secrets from one another. Will they pay the price for their guilty secrets? If yes, who will make them pay? Is that ‘who’ is one of them? There are many answers you all need to know and you all must be curious enough to get. The show seems fresh and gives you the feel of a one of its kind story every time you watch. So go and watch this puzzling show.