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Larkins Viewers ‘Stop’ The Darling Buds of May Remake

“The Larkins have nothing on the original and I didn’t laugh once!”

  • The Larkins viewers described The Darling Buds of May as ‘horrifying’
  • ITV fans claimed the reboot “doesn’t contain anything on the original”, which was first broadcast in 1991.
  • The remake of Bates’ happiness in the 1950s includes The Chase host Bradley Walsh


Viewers of The Larkins described the new film The Darling Buds of May as “horrific and very disappointing” after revealing that they “discontinued” episode two last night.

ITV watchers claimed that the reboot “contains nothing on the original”, which was first broadcast in 1991 for three series and featured Catherine Zeta-Jones Like her hilarious daughter Mariette, David Jason and Pam Ferris are like her parents.

The remake of Bates’ happiness in the 1950s includes The Chase host Bradley Walsh and BridgetonSabrina Bartlett wears Pop and Mariette Larkin shoes – with this week’s episode that saw Larkins from Kent visited by a tax officer.

Fans, however, were not impressed with the series – some said they would no longer watch the show after trying it again yesterday.

Viewers of The Larkins described the new film The Darling Buds of May as “horrific and very disappointing” after revealing that they “discontinued” episode two last night. Pictured, Bob Larkin (played by Bradley Walsh)

ITV watchers claimed that the restart

ITV watchers claimed the reboot “has nothing on the original,” which first aired in 1991 for three series, and featured Catherine Zeta-Jones as playful daughter Mariette, David Jason and Pam Ferris as her parents. Pictured is Cedric Charlie Charlton (played by Tok Steven)

One person wrote: “I tried The Larkins again, hoping it would be better than the first episode, and needless to say I won’t watch it again.”

Another said, “Well, I thought I’d give it a try again, but no, that’s still nonsense, so I’ve turned it off #TheLarkins.”

A third added: ‘This is the second and final episode of The Larkins for me. I tried but nothing was on the original and I didn’t laugh once.

A fourth wrote: “I have a funny feeling, wouldn’t there be a second series of this horrific show?”

Reaction: The series has left some fans unimpressed - saying they won't continue watching the show after trying it again yesterday.

Reaction: The series has left some fans unimpressed – saying they won’t continue watching the show after trying it again yesterday.

From government officials and arrogant second homeowners to aggressive urban developers, Larkins never take any threats to their idyllic way of life lying around.

But when Cedric Charlie Charlton (performed by Steven Toke) arrives to check on their taxes, things look grim for the family.

Distracted by the beautiful Mariette, Charlie quickly discovers that he has a romantic rival in the form of the handsome and mysterious Tom Fisher (Stephen Hagan).

Mariette, wanting to travel to France, agreed to stay for the summer and with the arrival of Charlie and Tom her heart seemed to be turning in many directions.

The 1950s remake of HE Bates' novel includes The Chase host Bradley Walsh (pictured right), Bridgerton's Sabrina Bartlett wearing Pop shoes and Mariette Larkin - this week's episode saw Larkins from Kent visit by a tax officer

The 1950s remake of HE Bates’ novel includes The Chase host Bradley Walsh (pictured right), Bridgerton’s Sabrina Bartlett wearing Pop shoes and Mariette Larkin – this week’s episode saw Larkins from Kent visit by a tax officer

However, not all the reactions were negative for the second episode of the show, with some saying that they

However, not all reactions were negative for the show’s second episode, with some saying they “laughed all the way”.

“I think we can learn a lot from a family like this,” Bradley Walsh recently told Weekend magazine.

“I think the pandemic has made people realize how much they miss the people in their lives and want to stop racing and spend more time with their family.”

For Joanna Scanlan, as Ma Larkin, who loves nothing more than to feed her bosom of six and everyone else in the village, The Larkins reminds us that fun doesn’t need to be preceded by the word “guilty.”

From government officials and arrogant second homeowners to aggressive urban developers, Larkins never take any threats to their idyllic way of life lying around.  In the photo, Mariette Larkin played Sabrina Bartlett

From government officials and arrogant second homeowners to aggressive urban developers, Larkins never take any threats to their idyllic way of life lying around. In the photo, Mariette Larkin played Sabrina Bartlett

“I hate that misspelled phrase, because we don’t aim to spend our lives on a constant treadmill,” she says. We live in a society that makes it very difficult to feel satisfied with enjoying life.

The Larkins work hard—one episode shows Pop doesn’t stop all day—but they also know how to relax.

They know that fun can be found in good company, a nice drink and meal, a little cuddle or just being with the people you love. They are having fun wherever they can and I hope viewers will see the importance of that.

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