Period drama set in London about the rise of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
Reviews
Popularity
3,509 ( 252)

Watch Now

on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2009  
3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Poldark (TV Series 2015)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Ross Poldark returns home after American Revolutionary War and rebuilds his life with a new business venture, making new enemies and finding a new love where he least expects it.

Stars: Aidan Turner, Eleanor Tomlinson, Heida Reed
Alarm (2008)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A grieving woman leaves Dublin to the Irish countryside for a fresh start. Soon her new life is disturbed by a vendetta and her own suspicion towards her new neighbors and her old friends.

Director: Gerard Stembridge
Stars: Ruth Bradley, Aidan Turner, Owen Roe
Being Human (2008–2013)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A werewolf, a vampire, and a ghost try to live together and get along.

Stars: Lenora Crichlow, Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner
And Then There Were None (TV Mini-Series 2015)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Ten strangers are invited to an island by a mysterious host, and start to get killed one by one. Could one of them be the killer?

Stars: Maeve Dermody, Charles Dance, Toby Stephens
Banished (2015)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

British convicts have been sent to Australia as punishment for their crimes. As they try to live their new lives, they have to live with the new rules. The soldiers also have to adjust.

Stars: Orla Brady, Ewen Bremner, MyAnna Buring
The Crimson Field (TV Mini-Series 2014)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

One of the untold stories of World War 1. Kitty Trevelyan tries to put the past troubles behind her as she joins two other girls to volunteer at one of the busy war hospitals in northern France.

Stars: Hermione Norris, Oona Chaplin, Richard Rankin
The Clinic I (TV Series 2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Stars: Dominic Mafham, Gary Lydon, Amy Huberman
War & Peace (TV Mini-Series 2016)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

As the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches its peak, five aristocratic families face the possibility of their lives being changed forever.

Stars: Paul Dano, James Norton, Lily James
Poldark (TV Series 1975)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

In 1783, Ross Poldark returns from the American wars to his native Cornwall to right wrongs and reunite with the love of his life.

Stars: Robin Ellis, Angharad Rees, Clive Francis
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (TV Mini-Series 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Based on a little known 1848 novel by Anne Bronte, Tara Fitzgerald stars as an enigmatic young woman who moves to 19th Century Yorkshire with a young son. Distancing herself from everyone ... See full summary »

Stars: Toby Stephens, Tara Fitzgerald, Rupert Graves
Hattie (TV Movie 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Married comic actors Hattie Jacques and John LeMesurier seem the perfect couple,with their two young sons and the legendary Christmas dinners they host for their friends. However,in 1963,... See full summary »

Director: Dan Zeff
Stars: Ruth Jones, Robert Bathurst, Aidan Turner
Matterhorn (2007)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A woman invites a young man into her home to perform a service for her.

Director: Ken Walshe
Stars: Niamh Cusack, Aidan Turner
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 John Millais (6 episodes, 2009)
...
 Fred Walters (6 episodes, 2009)
Josie Farmiloe ...
 Charlotte Siddal (6 episodes, 2009)
...
 John Ruskin (6 episodes, 2009)
...
 Annie Miller (6 episodes, 2009)
...
 Lizzie Siddal (6 episodes, 2009)
...
 William Holman Hunt (6 episodes, 2009)
...
 Dante Gabriel Rossetti (6 episodes, 2009)
...
 Charles Dickens (5 episodes, 2009)
Polly Kemp ...
 Mrs. Siddal (5 episodes, 2009)
...
 Mr. Siddal (5 episodes, 2009)
...
 Effie Ruskin / ... (5 episodes, 2009)
Georgie Glen ...
 Ruskin's Mother / ... (4 episodes, 2009)
...
 Mr. Stone (3 episodes, 2009)
...
 Mr.Chadwick (2 episodes, 2009)
Rebecca Davies ...
 Fanny Cornforth (2 episodes, 2009)
...
 Rose La Touche (2 episodes, 2009)
...
 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)
...
 Drinker at Inn / ... (2 episodes, 2009)
Edit

Storyline

Period drama set in London about the rise of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2009 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Disperatamente romantici  »

Box Office

Budget:

£4,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Aidan Turner and Philip Davis also work together in Poldark. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


9 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
First Impressions people? porcelainangel
Desperate? Yes. Romantic? No. GladtobeGrey
Full of inaccuracies... GladtobeGrey
the basic story..... willrenfiled
available to watch in the usa? mookiebut
Sadness film_for_me
Discuss Desperate Romantics (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?