BBC’s Black Narcissus aired its last episode tonight, concluding the three-part series fronted by Gemma Arterton.
The final chapter saw a tense showdown between Sister Clodagh and Sister Ruth over Mr Dean, with Sister Ruth later jumping off the nightmare-inducing bell tower.
Although some enjoyed the take on Rumer Godden’s classic tale of sexual repression and forbidden love, many viewers felt dissatisfied by the show’s ending and many scolded the fact they had spent three hours watching.
‘I feel this adaptation of #BlackNarcissus could’ve been shown and completed in the last 10 minutes as that’s the only time anything actually happened,’ one fumed on Twitter.
‘Well I have to say that I found that somewhat underwhelming,’ another added.
Meanwhile, a third savagely wrote: ‘Don’t know how long it took them to make that but they really shouldn’t have bothered.’
Not everyone was disappointed by the final episode though, with some taking the time to share their delight by the adaptation from Bafta award-winning writer Amanda Coe.
‘Really enjoyed #BlackNarcissus but the film version will always be the best with Deborah Kerr,’ one penned. ‘Still, it was very good.’
‘Rather loved #BlackNarcissus – really beautifully made,’ said a second. ‘Some excellent nods to the 1947 film too.’
Black Narcissus is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.