In the 1920s, decades after the troubled and unhappy marriage between Soames Forsyte and the beautiful pianist Irene Heron came to an end, Soames and Irene have both remarried and moved on.... See full summary »
The extended Forsyte family live a more than pleasant upper middle class life in Victorian and later Edwardian England. The two central characters are Soames Forsyte and his cousin Jolyon ... See full summary »
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In the 1920s, decades after the troubled and unhappy marriage between Soames Forsyte and the beautiful pianist Irene Heron came to an end, Soames and Irene have both remarried and moved on. Irene is happily married with a son to Jolyon Forsyte - causing Jolyon to be even further considered as an outcast and traitor by the Forsytes - and Soames to the beautiful, yet very unfaithful, Frenchwoman Annette. With Annette, Soames also finally has the child he so desperately wanted, and, at the age of 18, his daughter Fleur knows exactly how to get whatever she wants from doting and indulgent father. The pain of the past is however once again about to resurface as Fleur, despite Soames's efforts, meets and falls deeply in love with Irene and Jolyon's 18-year-old son Jon. As the young lovers embark on their passionate love affair, they have no idea of the obsession, unhappiness, adultery, rape, and possessive, unrequited love that lie in their parents' past. Written by
This continuation of the Forsyte Saga, is excellent as well.
I loved this sequel to the original Forsyte series as well as the 1st part. Damian Lewis resumes his role as the obsessive Soames Forsyte this time after Irene (Gina McKee) had left him. However he still can not let her go. Gina Mckee was the center of both the original and sequel, and no one could of played Irene better. Such a talented actress.
The families are older now, new characters are introduced playing their grown children. Still the story is still about Soames, Irene, and Jolyon who all return to now lead their own families. Amanda Root, Ben miles and Corin Redgrave are all back and really add to the story.
The times are changing for the Forsyte dynasty with the Boer War in South Africa and the end of WWI over. The younger generation being again thrown into the relationships of the past, as Irene divorced from Soames marries Jolyen. Their son Jon (Lee Williams) falls in love with Soames daughter Fleur (played by the beautiful Emma Griffiths Matlin) which again starts conflict between the two sides of the Forsythe families. The story moves on to the 1920 flapper days. Very interesting love stories, that follow through the lives of all the different characters.
You have to see part one of the series, before viewing this part as the story's are so entwined with each other. I know I could watch this over and over again as it's just such an interesting love story from beginning to end. So when you have 14 or so hours to spare (lol) you'll find this an enjoyable way to spend a rainy day inside...
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