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Little Women 

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Dramatisation of Louisa May Alcott's novel about the lives of the four March sisters during the American Civil War as they learn to navigate love, loss and the trials of growing up.
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Series cast summary:
Maya Hawke ...  Jo March 3 episodes, 2017
Kathryn Newton ...  Amy March 3 episodes, 2017
Dylan Baker ...  Mr. March 3 episodes, 2017
Willa Fitzgerald ...  Meg March 3 episodes, 2017
Annes Elwy Annes Elwy ...  Beth March 3 episodes, 2017
Emily Watson ...  Marmee March 3 episodes, 2017
Julian Morris ...  John Brooke 3 episodes, 2017
Jonah Hauer-King ...  Laurie Laurence 3 episodes, 2017
Eleanor Methven Eleanor Methven ...  Hannah 3 episodes, 2017
Michael Gambon ...  Mr. Laurence 3 episodes, 2017
Angela Lansbury ...  Aunt March 3 episodes, 2017
Nelly Henrion ...  Estelle 2 episodes, 2017
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Dramatisation of Louisa May Alcott's novel about the lives of the four March sisters during the American Civil War as they learn to navigate love, loss and the trials of growing up.

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English

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13 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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Ireland

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(entire series)

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Dylan Baker costarred with Kirsten Dunst in the Spider-Man trilogy and also was in the original little women film. See more »

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A shiny new Little Women
24 January 2018 | by jennekaszmiettSee all my reviews

I was a bit dubious coming in, but I should have known with BBC and Heidi Thomas attached to it that it would be good. Mostly in my review I will address some of the complaints I have seen regarding the series, and how I believe they were minor, hopefully to encourage you to watch it! I don't believe you'll be disappointed.

Some of the other reviews have complained that it is very fast-paced and takes out many of the unique, quirky aspects of the March sisters and their lives. But omitting the charm and beauty of nature around them? it does not. The sets and shots of nature are beautiful and draw you into their world. Yes, we may feel that we don't get to know the sisters as well as in the book or in some other movie versions, but I believe the miniseries gives us a lovely glimpse into their lives for its length.

I worried about the acting, but everyone did a very fine job. I especially appreciate Jo, a perfect balance of boyishness and independence without being inappropriate to the time period. Amy, as many viewers has complained, was too old for the part in the beginning, and annoyingly had obviously dyed hair, but I was able to overlook these because I was enjoying the show so much, and believe me, I'm usually pretty picky and distracted by such things. Meg and Beth are my favourite people to play their respective roles.

The story does have a bit more of a modern feel, and as some have complained that carries into their speech, but it doesn't stand out too horribly. I didn't care for how some of the little happenings of their lives were switched around seemingly for no reason, especially how soon Marmee is called away to Father.

So, not perfect, but I enjoyed the 3 episodes very much. I cried several times at the very sad and sweet moments between the family, because, after all, I've read and watched the story ever since I was very small, and have 3 sisters of my own, and have gladly welcomed this new series into my heart. Hope you enjoy it too!


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