Director: John Alexander
Producer: Anne Pivcevic
Actors: Hattie Morahan, Charity Wakefield, Dan Stevens, David Morrissey
My thoughts: After watching the 1995 version of Sense and Sensibility, I wanted to give the BBC mini series a try. BBC usually creates wonderful shows and try to stay true to the books. With that in mind, I was looking forward to watching this version. I quite enjoyed it as much as the movie version.
Because it was a mini series, more of the book's plot was explained. It gave me a further understanding as to what was going on since I struggled in reading the book. I came to sense a lot more the dire need of the Dashwood women when it came to the financial issue and I was able to sympathize with them when it came to the matters of love. By drawing out the issues of the story, it made me comprehend it more.
I have to admit that I was torn about how I felt about the acting with the series versus the movie. I loved Elinor in the series since she seemed more believable (though Emma Thompson did a wonderful job in the movie as well). I was not too fond of Marianne with this version. I didn't feel much compassion for her since she was not as passionate as Kate Winslet portrayed her in the movie. Next, I liked Edward and Colonel Brandon with this version too. They were tied with how I felt with the movie. The character I liked least in the series was Willoughby. He was not charismatic and loving as portrayed in the movie. He appeared freaky to me instead.
Overall, I quite enjoyed how the series portrayed the novel. Though I had mixed feelings about the actors, I did enjoy how the plot was explained. I rate this version: