Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Movie: Return to Cranford
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8.5 (or 9 - .5 less than I gave Cranford)
Series or set: Sequel to Cranford – incidentally, in the UK this part is known as the Christmas Special
Primary actors: Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton, Deborah Findlay
Length: About three hours, with two 1 ½ hour episodes.
Based on: Cranford, The Moorland Cottage, The Cage at Cranford all by Elizabeth Gaskell
Time period: 1800s
Year it came out: 2010
My overall opinion: Fun, though (like most people say) not as good as the original Cranford. It was so delightful to see all my old character friends again, and of course, to hear the soundtrack again as well! It continues the adventures of the characters you know, and adds in some new characters (and adventures), making for an altogether charming show. Some of it was a little melo-dramatic, but not in a bad way – and everything was okay in the end. Good overall, though Cranford itself is better.