For your viewing pleasure...
This week's Costume Drama Spotlight...
A Charles Dickens classic tale of love blossoming despite strict class divides and the
chaos that ultimately ensues.
2008 BBC adaptation featuring Claire Foy and Matthew Mcfadden
This story is Dickens at his epically finest.
Lots and lots of characters.
Many of them shady, indeed.
Some of them truly innocent and noble as is the title character.
Amy Dorrit is born into a debtor's prison.
But she is the first person to have actually been born there.
This makes her famous.
At least in her own class of peoples.
She is not bitter either.
She is sweet and kind and always hopeful, despite her bumbling father.
Now enter handsome, rich guy with clouded past: Arthur Clennam
There is a mystery concerning his father and the pocket watch he left him,
inscribed with: Do Not Forget
When Arthur shows his crotchety old mother she freaks.
He notices she employs a pretty young girl from the workhouse
every week to do her sewing. It seems suspect because he knows
she probably does not really need this service.
Hero meet heroine.
They do and he is instantly intrigued by Amy and her outlook on life.
He also wonders if somehow her family's misfortune is somehow connected to his
late father's message.
Something his tight-lipped mother wont deny or confirm.
This story has many other storylines running throughout the length of it.
I wont even begin to go into all of them but needless to say,
they kept me interested throughout the long haul.
Very colorful characters.
Amy has a very eccentric sister and brother-in-law who are fun to watch.
Andy Circus plays a serial murderer running around town.
Mr Pancks the rent-collecting-investigator is in this!!!
Love him. So much that I named my cat after him.
Yes, yes, I did.
So find out what the mystery is and why Amy and her poor family
have been the family longest ever stuck
in the debtor's prison,
or so this story goes... :))
You will need to cordon off 7.5 hours of your time.
I know you are busy, but this is a classic.
So you can justify it by saying it's educational.
Watch this movie!
Tell me what you think my lovely costume drama fans.
(can rent it on netflix, amazon, wherever else movies are rented from
or just give in and buy it.)