Many of you may remember my gushing and happy review of Doctor Thorne from earlier this year. When I reviewed it, I had no notion of its release here, across the pond, but was hopeful it would indeed appear at some point. Happily, that has arrived. Recently, Amazon Video released it on Amazon Prime. Needless to say, if you’re looking for a way to end your weekend, you should totally do so with Doctor Thorne.
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My contributing gig allowed me to again write more about said miniseries by featuring Doctor Thorne with the weekly Romantic Moment of the Week article. Over on Silver Petticoat, I’m highlighting the romance between Frank Gresham and Mary Thorne. If you’ve seen this one or if you’re planning to, I’ve a feeling period drama aficionados will enjoy this sparkling romance. Or at least I hope so.
Below, the usual article “snippet” is in place as are the appropriate links to follow so you can find the article in full, should you like.
THE SHOW: Doctor Thorne
THE PAIRING: Frank Gresham (Harry Richardson) and Mary Thorne (Stefanie Martini).
THE MOMENT: Frank reaffirms his love for Mary.
Since new adaptations of Jane Austen or Elizabeth Gaskell period films have disappeared for the time being, popular production companies like BBC or ITV have put a great deal of effort into making dramas set in the latter 1900’s. These cover the Second World War, and sometimes, even the ’50s and ’60s. When Julian Fellowes was recruited to adapt the Anthony Trollope novel Doctor Thorne, the period piece flew under the radar. The moment I spotted this one while “window shopping,” I knew it was worth taking a chance on. Also, knowing it was written by my favorite Downton Abbey creator added to its appeal. Continue Reading on Silver Petticoat Review ➔