Plenty of viewers were left scratching their heads after watching Benedict Cumberbatch's new drama, The Child in Time, on BBC One on Sunday night. The drama, which follows a father struggling to cope with the grief and guilt after his young daughter goes missing in broad daylight, was thought by some to be a little confusing due to its time jumps.
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Viewers were left a little confused after watching the drama
Taking to Twitter to discuss the show, one viewer wrote: "Currently watching #ChildInTime, confused more than a little. Odd behaviour from the parents, did the child actually exist? Hmmm," while another added: "I'm completely baffled by this. Why are they so calm if this was after their child was taken? #ChildInTime." A third person tweeted: "If anyone could explain to me what on earth is going on it would be much appreciated #ChildInTime." However, not everyone was flummoxed by the storytelling, with one person writing: "People confuse me, they complain TV is too dumbed down but then shows like #Rellik and #ChildInTime are 'too complex' to be aired," while another added: "The Child in Time is a wonderful and perfect adaptation of the book. I was moved, I cried, I suffered and I was happy in the end."
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Benedict Cumberbatch starred as Stephen Lewis
The show was adapted from Ian McEwan's novel of the same name, who has previously opened up about the new adaptation. He said: "I'm thrilled to have my novel in the hands of such a high level creative team. I have fond memories of Benedict playing a brilliant and key part in the movie adaptation of Atonement. Now, it's a great honour to have this actor of such immense resource, experience and subtlety in the lead role of The Child in Time."