People are laying into this new BBC show on Twitter

Daniella Scott
Photo credit: The Luminaries - BBC

From Cosmopolitan

This week the BBC aired the first episode of their new mystery drama The Luminaries, adapted from Eleanor Catton’s 2013 Man Booker Prize-winning novel, and viewers have taken to Twitter to air their feelings about the show.

The new six-part series stars Eva Green, Himesh Patel and Eve Hewson and was billed as "an intricately woven, suspenseful tale of love, murder, magic, and revenge," and follows the story of a young woman framed for murder.

The adventure mystery is set in New Zealand during the 1860's gold rush, when a huge gold strike led to a influx of gold miners from all over the world to the area. The official synopsis states, "The Luminaries tells an epic story of love, murder and revenge, as men and women travelled across the world to make their fortunes.

"The story follows defiant young adventurer Anna Wetherell, who has sailed from Britain to New Zealand to begin a new life. There she meets the radiant Emery Staines, an encounter that triggers a strange kind of magic that neither can explain. As they fall in love, driven together and apart by fateful coincidence, these star-crossed lovers begin to wonder: do we make our fortunes, or do our fortunes make us?"

It sounds great, but so far viewers haven't been hugely impressed, leading to some comedy reactions on Twitter.

Some people were just a bit lost...

Others felt it was all too drawn out...

Of course some absolutely loved it...

Let's see how the rest of the series lands!

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