Absolutely wonderful review, especially about Colbourne and Ben Lloyd-Hughes performance. Well written, and spot on! He plays him as a tortured, thoughtful, sensitive, intellectual – he is Mr Darcy and Rochester incarnate – the flawed romantic hero with a rare cloak of vulnerability, authenticity and impetuous romanticism. He is handsome,Continue Reading

Balls are savored and wildflowers gathered. Women contend with worries that lead them to hard realizations of their limitations. “Perhaps I will have to forgo my darning circle!” a concerned lady about town sighs. Second season showrunner Justin Young and the rest of the writing team take the opportunity affordedContinue Reading

At risk of internet harassment, Sidney was terrible. They fixed him a little in the last few episodes, but he spent most of his time screaming at Charlotte in the street, and it made me extremely uncomfortable that he was her love interest. But guess what, SIDNEY IS DEAD. It’s the wholeContinue Reading

Rather soapy in its one-darned-thing-after-another storytelling, “Sanditon” is engaging, if a bit lightweight. When the series approaches more substantial topics — as in Georgiana’s complicated awareness that being Black and an heiress makes her something of an outsider, and her call for a sugar boycott and the abolition of slaveryContinue Reading