This is a great article about the flaws in the new Persuasion on Netflix, and how the heart of Jane Austen’s Persuasion is retained in Sanditon. Justin Young said he used Persuasion as inspiration, he got it right.

Netflix’s Persuasion isn’t frustrating because it attempts “something different” with Austen, but because it fundamentally misunderstands what its source material is about. Persuasion is about two heartbroken lovers who can’t voice their love. So much so, that when Anne finally reads Wentworth’s letter, it feels anti-climactic instead of explosive. Persuasion doesn’t get this, but Sanditon does.


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