Here are the period dramas/movies that I’ve watched in their entirety. I’ll be rating them from 1 (horrible, a waste of my time) to 10 (a classic that I can watch over and over again).
Click on the icon for more of my thoughts on the series/film.
WAR & PEACE (TV mini-series 2007)
A powerful story about love and forgiveness. The beginning was perfect, the series waned a bit towards the middle, but the gut-wrenching end reclaimed my love (8.5/10)
A compelling story, better than I expected, but nothing memorable. (6.8/10)
The cinematography was breath-taking. But I never managed to fall in love with the characters. Not a very engaging film (6/10)
I was expecting a little more depth, but who was I kidding? This is 18th-century soft-porn, or very close to it (5/10)
Tess of D’Ubervilles (TV mini-series 2008)
A haunting love-story that will leave you bawling (7.8/10)
This is a MUST WATCH. It’s like Pride & Prejudice but darker and more passionate. Fan-craziness over this series guaranteed (10/10)
GREAT EXPECTATION (TV mini-series 2012)
I never fell in love with the characters, but I was fascinated nevertheless. I’d say this is one of the better adaptations (6.8/10)
Epic and grand. I was hooked from the start to the end. (7.8/10)
SENSE & SENSIBILITY (TV mini-series 2008)
This adaptation had such potential… but the ending killed whatever love I felt. This is the perfect example of series that gets lazy towards the end (6.8/10)