4 May 2010 | kayaker-6
Good first season, disappointing later seasons.
Where the first season had a self confident Belle giving us an insight into the world of a call girl, the second and third season seems to be more like a bad soap opera, about love and uncertainty with a bumbling Belle making all kinds of mistakes.
After having seen only a few season two episodes, I was starting to get really disappointed. The "based on the book" part seems to be only true for the main character, and only at the surface. The witty, powerful and strong Belle had crumbled to become a superficial character.
The interview between Billie Piper and the real Belle also showed how far the character has strayed from the real life Belle in the second series.
The third season doesn't fare much better than the second.
I'd say that's an opportunity lost by the writers of this series, which unfortunately is more and more often the case with TV series nowadays.