Desperate Romantics (2009– )

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 John Millais (6 episodes, 2009)
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 Fred Walters (6 episodes, 2009)
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 Charlotte Siddal (6 episodes, 2009)
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 John Ruskin (6 episodes, 2009)
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 Annie Miller (6 episodes, 2009)
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 Lizzie Siddal (6 episodes, 2009)
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 William Holman Hunt (6 episodes, 2009)
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 Dante Gabriel Rossetti (6 episodes, 2009)
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 Charles Dickens (5 episodes, 2009)
Polly Kemp ...
 Mrs. Siddal (5 episodes, 2009)
Ian Puleston-Davies ...
 Mr. Siddal (5 episodes, 2009)
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 Effie Ruskin / ... (5 episodes, 2009)
Georgie Glen ...
 Ruskin's Mother / ... (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Mr. Stone (3 episodes, 2009)
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 Mr.Chadwick (2 episodes, 2009)
Rebecca Davies ...
 Fanny Cornforth (2 episodes, 2009)
Poppy Lee Friar ...
 Rose La Touche (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Margaret (2 episodes, 2009)
Dyfrig Morris ...
 William Morris (2 episodes, 2009)
Peter Sandys-Clarke ...
 Edward Burne-Jones (2 episodes, 2009)
Natalie Thomas ...
 Jane Burden (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Drinker at Inn / ... (2 episodes, 2009)
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Juvenile, so-so, tiresome, and horribly inaccurate
16 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It takes a lot of hack-work to make a mess out of the incredibly intriguing and colorful story of the Pre-Raphaelite painters in Victorian England, but boy they managed it here. This is a juvenile, tedious, badly acted and worse-written mess. Evidently to make up for the lack of intelligent script or acting, the BBC threw in as much sex and nudity as possible.

There's no effort to even remotely approach the truth, and we never really see the paintings, which should be the star of the whole series. Everyone agrees that the best thing about the show is the costumes, but that doesn't make for intelligent viewing. I couldn't make it past 45 minutes of the series without getting incredibly bored.

I'm really disappointed lately with the hack-work -- which relies completely on visuals and titillation for its appeal -- that is coming out of the BBC in their period pieces these days. Take me back 5, 10, 15 or more years ago when the BBC was at the height of its period-piece glory. Now it's like everything else -- all show and titillation and lowbrow appeal, no intelligence or thought.


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