Friday, May 15, 2015

Little Dorrit


While housesitting with my sister Rebekah this week, we decided to watch the mini series Little Dorrit, and it's now my new favorite thing!

If you like BBC mini series (I have met very few people who don't), this is definitely a must see. I read the book a few years ago, and was so pleased with how Dickens' work was portrayed. Sometimes, film adaptations of his novels can be way too dark. This was just the right combination of warm light and grittiness.

The cast was made up of talented British actors like Matthew Macfadyen (Mr. Darcy to most people), and Russell Tovey (I can't look away when he's on the screen). Little Dorrit herself was played by Claire Foy whom I had never seen before but who was absolutely perfect. And then, there was Andy Serkis. Yikes. I had no idea that Serkis was capable of playing such a scary villain (Gollum doesn't count).

You'll laugh, cry and be generally "wowed."

Have you seen it?


  1. Yay! I'm glad you posted about this!!! I LOVED this series! It's true how you described it as being the perfect balance of "warm light and grittiness." Now I need to read the book! :-)

  2. Yes, you DO need to read the book! :D


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