Elisa di Rivombrosa (2003– )
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First season is the best, so many things happens. Everyone should see this TV show. A mix between "Romeo and Juliet", "The Three Mosketeers" and "Pride and Prejudice".
The locations and clothing is perfectly chosen for the show. Jane Alexander plays a terrific role. Very good actress.
Congratulations Italy for such an amazing TV series!
An intriguing story with unexpected twists and turns, "Elisa" has a multitude of well-integrated subplots, lively and likable characters, and excellent performances. It has humor and suspense, and moments that pull at your heart strings. Admittedly, the plot isn't always very plausible, but "Elisa" is a soap opera (and doesn't try to disguise the fact), so the somewhat far-fetched events and over-the-top emotions are entirely forgivable and, indeed, beneficial to the atmosphere and pace of the drama. The costumes are attractive and varied, without being distracting, and the music is perfect (beautiful and original, but not a crutch to elicit the viewer's emotional reactions, as the performances are good enough to do that alone).
There's a lot of cheesy romantic dialogue, thwarting of the baddies' schemes, and energetic, rollicking adventure. In short, it's an excellent and entertaining piece of television, a period drama fan's dream come true, and I highly recommend it.