On the 26th, 27th and 28th December 2017, the BBC put on a TV series of the classic book Little Women. The television series was shown in three episodes based on the book by Louisa May Alcott. It is a tale about the March family, consisting of the March sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, their father, who is away at war, and the mother who keeps control of the household. It shows the happy and difficult times of the family, the challenges of growing, that love is no silly game any more and the reality of life beyond the safe family house. Although sisters, the girls follow very different pathways, but will always be a close loving family, despite the sisterly arguments along the way.
The characters were all portrayed very well by actors sticking closely to the characters in the book. Aunt March (played by Angela Lansbury) definitely came across as the fearsome, strict Aunt that she came across as in the book. Beth (Annes Elwy) came across as the quiet, uncertain sister as portrayed in the book. The setting and costumes definitely brought the book to life, filling in all the gaps, and making it seem more realistic. In the final episode a large chunk of the book was missed out, skipping out quite a bit, although this was not a large drawback, as the storyline still made sense.
Overall Little Women was great viewing and I would definitely recommend for all to watch.
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