Ian Rankin, who created the character of Rebus, has never seen the TV adaptations because he does not want the character in his novels to be changed, subconsciously or deliberately, by the way in which John Hannah or Ken Stott plays him. See more »
The first Rebus program was aired on our Knowledge Network tonight. I had not heard of this detective but was looking forward to watching it. I was disappointed in Rebus himself--I'm not sure how to explain it. Clarke was more like a woman who had been beaten into submission and was just there. She had no bright ideas nor any personality to spice up her role somewhat. The music was far too dramatic and loud for the puny action on the screen. I haven't read any of these detective stories. i must see what I can find in the local stores. I will then decide if I like the books better than the programs. It was nice to see Edinburgh rather than the usual English countryside. I was very impressed with some of the interiors.
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