Great Expectations: Season 1, Episode 1

Episode #1.1 (1 Apr. 2012)

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In the 1810s orphan boy Pip Pirrup lives on the Kent marshes with his shrewish sister and her kindly husband,farrier Joe Gargery. On Christmas eve,whilst visiting his parents' grave, he is ... See full summary »



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In the 1810s orphan boy Pip Pirrup lives on the Kent marshes with his shrewish sister and her kindly husband,farrier Joe Gargery. On Christmas eve,whilst visiting his parents' grave, he is confronted by an escaped convict who scares him into stealing a file from Joe's forge to cut his fetters though the man is quickly recaptured without incriminating Pip. In the new year Pip is introduced to Miss Havisham in her decaying mansion Satis House. Still wearing the bridal gown in which she was jilted decades earlier,she tells Pip to play cards with her adopted daughter Estella,who,despite her rudeness, captivates the boy. Miss Havisham also summons Joe to pay the fee for Pip's apprenticeship at the forge but,whilst they are signing the papers at Satis House, Mrs Joe,who has recently quarrelled with her husband's assistant,Orlick,is attacked and struck dumb. As the years pass the teen-aged Pip works for Joe,who cannot afford to keep Orlick on. Then one day Mr Jaggers,a lawyer,arrives to tell... Written by don @ minifie-1

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[Miss Havisham shows Pip a butterfly collection]
Miss Havisham: Look closer if you wish. My brother's collection. He went to the furthest reaches of the earth in his quest for the purest specimen of beauty. And when he found it, he stuck a pin through its heart. He's dead now. Cholera. In the tropics. Struck down in his relentless pursuit of beauty. Perhaps it was beauty's revenge to stop his heart when he had stopped so many others.
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Simply perfect!
28 December 2011 | by (Republic of Macedonia) – See all my reviews

As a person who loves to read books, I am ashamed to admit that I've never read Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations". I've read some other of his works, but I was always trying to get to know the female classics (Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters, Ann Radcliffe) and neglected the male ones. This series has what it takes. Since I've never read the book, I'm very satisfied with how the events took place. They're not confusing and you can follow the story. The cast is great (I love Miss Havisham) and I love how they portrait the characters that Mr. Dickens created. I can't wait for the second episodes. I hope they'll keep the good work up! Cheers!

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