The BBC 1's adaptation of "Little Women" began on Boxing Day to much excitement for myself considering it is the only book I've read over fifty time (no joke). It is a much loved book both in America and the UK, following the story of four girls as they grow up with their mother while their father serves as a priest in the army.
I was very glad to see more spotlight on the third sister Beth, played by Annes Elwy who is often overlooked due to her quietness and for her story line not being "interesting" compared to her other three sisters. Already in episode 1, we see her struggling with her social anxiety and the people she loves around her as they openly express their opinions and frustrations.
Maya Hawke is giving the difficult task of playing the strong willed and independent Jo March and in her first screen role, the 19 year old has already shown her versatility with this iconic character.
The episode makes use of its film locations and a lot of film edit shows off lakes, tress and the beauty of nature which is heavily talked about in the book. Whilst I'm sad there's only three episodes, I was left feeling very happy after watching this episode.
Just a pity about the accents but nothings perfect. It's not as awful as Jamie Droman's one in "Fifty Shades of Grey".
Not that I've actually seen that movie......
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