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 Post subject: Les Miserables on PBS
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:23 am 
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I watched the first episode of [i]Les Miserables] on PBS tonight and I'm impressed. The latest adaption of Victor Hugo's classic novel so far follows the book fairly faithfully. In the book, the back story of the major characters is told throughout the book as the characters first appear. For example, the innkeeper, Thenardier, back story opens the show whereas in the book he doesn't appear until after Javert discovers the mayor is the ex-con Jean Valjean has fled town and is heading to the inn to get Fatine's child Cosette.

This is a BBC series and, as with most BBC productions, the acting is first-rate. The only thing I find fault with the casting is the actor playing Javert is black and I doubt very much blacks were in the French police force.

If you have a chance to catch it, do so.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:53 pm 
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Colorblind casting, but I suspect some will raise the usual issue that the only black in the show is an unsympathetic character.

That is a great story. One of the best. It has a little of everything, if they do it right.

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