Doctor Thorne (2016) - Julian Fellowes' Pens Romantic Trollope Tome
Hi, lovely readers! Today, because I was apparently unable to get one of my many (already written) reviews formatted, edited and set to publish today, I'm borrowing the review I had to complete, which is my latest contribution to Silver Petticoat.
My review over there today spotlight's Julian Fellowes new ITV drama, Doctor Thorne. It's only aired in the U.K., but it's a charming, lighthearted drama (based on an Anthony Trollope novel) that's vastly different than Fellowes well-known project, Downton Abbey. In fact, I saw plenty of fairytale (almost Cinderella-like) influences while my mother likened this (in terms of the story) to Pride and Prejudice. Either way, this is a wonderful 3-part miniseries that I was sad to see end. By the time the final scene rolled around, I was grinning silly and in fact did say upon turning it off, "that was darling!"
Here's what Fellowes says about his new project:
Doctor Thorne is a wonderful example of Trollope's gift for understanding the tangles we humans get into. He is sharply observant, critical and merciful in equal measure and, above all, highly entertaining. With the cast we have assembled, I am confident we can bring all of these qualites to the screen. - Julian Fellowes
For those interested, there is every expectation that this will make it across the pond later this year. If you've seen this one already, let me know what you think! It's one of those period dramas that seems lost in obscurity which makes it all the more attractive. Review links and snippet (as usual) is down below.
Doctor Thorne (2016) – Julian Fellowes’ New Period Drama Miniseries
Once upon a time, the world of BBC period drama was introduced to me by way of the likes of Elizabeth Gaskell’s Wives and Daughters. As a starry-eyed teenager, I was swept up in the romanticism. As an adult, and multiple viewings later, I am still in awe of that magnetism, but can also appreciate that there is more to say than merely its pretty picture inclination. What does Wives and Daughters have to do with today’s review? Well, I shall tell you. The latest ITV miniseries, Doctor Thorne greatly reminded me of the “classic” Gaskell story. It was more the look of the drama than the story, however, which is, really quite different. Continue Reading on Silver Petticoat ⇒