‘Dickensian’ (2015)

March 27, 2016 3 Comments

It’s no secret that I’m something of a costume drama junkie. When I read about new ITV or BBC drama, I race to discover what else I can about it: who’s going to headline? Is the story a remake or an original drama? What’s the time period? Who’s writing it? The more news-y stuff I uncover, the more curious I become (or rule out as one that gets marked “not-for-me”), and heavens, when the promotional photos begin floating around, fangirling begins in earnest.

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‘Dickensian’ (2015). Sharing thoughts and a Silver Petticoat review snippet on this BBC drama. Text © Rissi JC / RissiWrites.com

Today, I’m sharing a recent miniseries discovery. Only unlike most of my “research” on the genre, I didn’t know everything there was to know about this one. As is the usual standard of BBC, this 20-part miniseries is gorgeous. Unfortunately, it’s not set (as of now) to premiere in the states (or I can’t find evidence of this), but since anything Across the Pond does usually travel over here, I suspect it won’t be long and it’ll make its way here. Until then, let me know if you’ve seen this one or are anticipating it. I’ve love to chat it up with you.

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You can find Dickensian digitally on Amazon Video

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‘Dickensian’ (2015). Sharing thoughts and a Silver Petticoat review snippet on this BBC drama. Text © Rissi JC / RissiWrites.com

Dickensian (2015) – A Gothic Dickens Prequel

If you have an intimate knowledge of Dickens then you know the one thing his stories are chocked full of is colorful characters. The only way I know his stories are through the magnificence of small screen adaptations, many of which were produced by BBC or ITV Masterpiece Theatre. Either way, not only do the productions bearing his name boast a litany of characters, they also have unique names.

But what if Inspector Bucket (Bleak House) were called upon to investigate money-lender Jacob Marley’s (A Christmas Carol) death? Or what if the once young and vibrant Miss Barbary who we come to know as Lady Dedlock (Bleak House) was bosom friends with an engaging and happy Amelia Havisham (Great Expectations)? Dickensian answers some of these questions. Continue Reading ➡

Do you have thoughts on this one? Or are you planning to see it? Comment with any of your opinions or fangirl moments.

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amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

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  • Kara April 12, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    I'm intrigued by this miniseries. Although I'm not really a fan of the sad endings that I'm betting will come, based on your description of the series, I'm still intrigued enough to want to watch it. As that's not possible right now, we shall see if I ever do. Hopefully! I'm always game to at least try a period drama. :)

    • Rissi April 13, 2016 at 12:40 AM

      It's REALLY good, Kara. So long as you keep in mind, this IS essentially a prequel of "what's to come" in the respective stories, you might enjoy this. I think I did because I kept this in mind. Either way, we do get pretty costumes and fantastic acting so there's something, right!? ;)

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