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Review of "Les Misérables"
Airs Sundays on PBS
Don't expect the musical! This is a regular drama. I
enjoyed this miniseries. They did a good job making it seem
very realistic. Even though it has 6 parts, it didn't drag.
I tried reading the book. Now, THAT drags! It's horribly
slow and boring. I wouldn't recommend reading it. Watch this
good miniseries instead.
PBS usually does a great job with costume dramas, and
this one is no exception. It really does draw you in and
make you care about the characters and the drama. Check it
out! It's only 8 episodes.
Victor Hugo’s masterpiece Les Misérables comes
to television in a six-part adaptation by multi
award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies.
Dominic West stars as fugitive Jean Valjean, with David
Oyelowo as his pursuer Inspector Javert and Lily Collins as
the luckless single mother Fantine. Love, death, and the
struggle for social justice in early 19th-century France
feature in this beautifully faithful retelling of one of the
world’s most beloved stories.
The distinguished British cast also includes Adeel Akhtar
(The Night Manager, Murdered By My Father)
and Academy Award winner Olivia Colman (The Favourite,
Murder On The Orient Express, The Night Manager,
Broadchurch) as Monsieur and Madame Thénardier,
Ellie Bamber (Nocturnal Animals, Pride And
Prejudice And Zombies) as Cosette, Josh O’Connor (The
Durrells in Corfu) as Marius, Erin Kellyman (Raised
By Wolves) as Éponine and Henry Lloyd Hughes (Indian
Summers, The Inbetweeners) as Pontmercy.
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