Title: The Moving Finger
Show Details: Agatha Christie’s Marple, S2 E2
Starring: Geraldine McEwan
Guest starring: James D’Arcy, Emilia Fox
Release Date: February 5, 2006
Length: 1h 33min
Favourite character: Miss Marple and Megan
Crush: Jerry Burton
Least Favourite Character: Don’t really have one without giving away spoilers…
Mini-review: I didn’t mind this adaption, it was much more minor than some of the changes they made to other episodes (Ordeal By Innocence for example). I have some more minor complaints so I’m going to start a section just for that because as a true book fan, I will always have some kind of adaption complaint.
(Minor spoilers ahead)
Minor Complaints: My first and biggest is the fact that they changed Megan’s makeover from Jerry demanding it to Joanna giving it. Like that’s partially why Jerry falls for Megan so to have Joanna do it doesn’t make sense. Also Jerry was supposed to stop liking Elsie Holland the moment she started speaking so to follow her around like a lost puppy, kiss her and then immediately propose to Megan ruins Jerry’s character. Another thing, the added suicide at the beginning makes too many deaths. Don’t get me wrong, in a murder mystery the more deaths the better, but a suicide slightly unrelated just to make a character gay doesn’t fit. I also didn't like the fact that Megan was adamant about not marrying Jerry until he kissed her and than it’s like she’s always been in love with him. It’s ridiculous.