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As a huge fan of period dramas I came across this one and was looking forward to watching it. However, I found that this adaptation lacks the finesse you find other period dramas. The story was rather predictable (but maybe that's the novel) and I found that the characters lacked depth and the actors and dialogue often lacked emotion. Yes, Lorna (Amelia Warner) is very pretty but she was not captivating. The music (the lover's leitmotiv), even though very nice, was a bit too overbearing and prominent.
Having said this, the scenery was beautiful, as were the costumes. It had loads of potential but, in my opinion, it lacked that little something that made me want to watch this again, let alone add this to my favourites and consider watching it once a year, as I do with many period drama miniseries (Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell).
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