Monday, March 31, 2008


The new adaptation of Sense & Sensibility, the first half of which aired last night on Masterpiece (PBS) and which is rerunning a couple more times throughout the week, is, no surprisingly, pretty damned awesome.

Not only does the actress playing Elinore Dashwood eerily remind me of a young Helen Mirren, but it's written by Andrew Davies, who was responsible for, among other things, 1995's Pride & Prejudice, the sublime 2005 adaptation of Bleak House, and Line of Beauty, which was not only a fantastic production (and book) but also features a tad bit more anal sex, cocaine use, and Margaret Thatcher than your typical Masterpiece fare, which of course means I fucking loved it.

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