The creators were given a barely begun Austen novel that they could do whatever they wanted with, and they have gone for it. The novel Sanditon is different than anything else Austen wrote.
So many hilarious monologues! So much discussion of toast! So many jokes about literature and so many mansplainer put-downs! My edition is 37 pages long and I highlighted 57 things. The point being, I was extremely hyped for Sanditon the series, especially because the point where Austen stopped writing four months before her death happens in episode one and we have seven more to go. What will happen!? Judging by this first episode, a lot.
A carriage containing a man and a woman is going entirely too fast and overturns on a country road.
A girl who is crouched in the grass with her siblings and pointing a hunting rifle rushes to their aid. The man is Tom Parker — a. In this episode, this is indicated not only through naked man butts on display, but also pretty blatant oral-sex references. The series feels a little bit like the new Star Wars films in that writer Andrew Davies seems to have placed several nostalgic nods to his rightfully acclaimed version of Pride and Prejudicethe best Austen adaptation outside of Clueless.
There is no escaping him as the love interest. I am open to this, despite his abysmal behavior at the end of the episode. If two people make eye contact, seem into it, and are not related, I am going to desire that they kiss.
But back to characters with tons of chemistry. Clara and Charlotte immediately like each other, as they are both extremely pleasant and slightly funny.
Sir Edward thinks he is a rake and he wears his hair in a very stupid way, i. When walking with Charlotte, he talks about the ocean as a sexual metaphor while Charlotte looks at him in intense confusion. Esther has echoes of Lucille Sharpe from Crimson Peakwhich is fantastic because the single-minded evil sister with a maniacal glint in her eye is always hands down the best character.
Charlotte tries to laugh it off, but Esther is stone-faced. Can I remind you they just met? Anyway, Esther is my hero. Except for the incest thing.
And maybe the poisoning. Charlotte and Clara share a bathing machine, which is now Regency slang for lady-banging.Jane Austen was chronically ill with a mysterious disease in earlywhen she turned her thoughts to a happier subject. She started work on a witty and delightful novel set in a seaside town. She never finished it. Sign up to get the latest news on your favorite dramas and mysteries, as well as exclusive content, video, sweepstakes and more.
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With Lady Denham at death's door, the tensions Charlotte arrives in London to find the abducted Miss Lambe. Lady Denham falls gravely ill. Charlotte begins to see Sydney in a new light, and vice versa. Tensions between Tom and his laborers erupt during the Sanditon cricket match. Charlotte and Sidney continue to clash, resulting in Miss Lambe being placed in terrible danger. We're watching " Tiger King " on Netflix for sure. Our recommendations also include " Night on Earth ", " Ozark ," and more.
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A young woman's penchant for sensational Gothic novels leads to misunderstandings in the matters of the heart. About Charlotte Heywood, a spirited and impulsive woman who moves from her rural home to Sanditon, a fishing village attempting to reinvent itself as a seaside resort. Sanditon was fabulous. It had a beautiful and very Austen-like romance, funny also very Austen-like characters, lovely scenery, interesting storylines for all characters and the drama we all know and love from the mind of Andrew Davies.
I'll keep this short and sweet, and end by saying saying watch Sanditon, you won't regret it!We're watching " Tiger King " on Netflix for sure. Our recommendations also include " Night on Earth ", " Ozark ," and more.
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Explore Masterpiece Shows Right Left. Support for PBS.ITV Published:. Wed 14 Aug The information contained herein is embargoed from all Press, online, social media, non-commercial publication or syndication - in the public domain - until Tuesday 20 August When a carriage accident introduces the young Charlotte Heywood to the Parker family, she embarks on a journey from the only home she has ever known to the seaside idyll of Sanditon.
Carried along by the enthusiasm of entrepreneur Tom Parker for the development of the once small fishing village into a fashionable seaside resort, Charlotte quickly finds herself at the heart of a diverse and unexpected community. And then there is Sidney Parker. Handsome, but also the most wild of the Parker brothers, Sidney and Charlotte almost immediately clash. With the dark sea stretching out behind them, and the bustle of a regency ball just out of ear-shot, the battle lines of this central, winding and heated romance are drawn.
This rich, family saga stretching from the West Indies to the rotting alleys of London, leads us to the heart of a town consumed by class divide, ambition, power play and romance. In Sanditon, Charlotte Heywood comes to discover herself…and ultimately find love.
When a coach accident introduces Charlotte Heywood to Tom and Mary Parker, she quickly seizes the opportunity to throw herself into the adventure she has craved all her life by agreeing to return with them to the developing seaside resort of Sanditon. Sir Edward and Esther Denham hatch a scheme to persuade their wealthy aunt Lady Denham to favour them in her will. But will all go to plan? Tom Parker eagerly anticipates the arrival of his brother Sidney to Sanditon, hoping that his fashionable friends represent the start of a steady stream of new visitors for his growing seaside resort.
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Episode 3 46m 50s Closed Captioning Video has closed captioning. In the wake of an uncomfortable encounter, Charlotte does all she can to avoid Sidney, but an emergency unites them. An angry Young Stringer confronts Tom Parker over an injustice. Meanwhile, Tom finds a doctor for the town, but Lady Denham proves hard to win over. Problems Playing Video? Report a Problem Closed Captioning. Before you submit an error, please consult our Troubleshooting Guide.
Your report has been successfully submitted. Thank you for helping us improve PBS Video. Jane Austen Love Stories. The cast and creator discuss the classic Austen love story elements present in Sanditon. Lord Babington continues vying for Esther's affections, despite her disinterest. Charlotte does all she can to avoid Sidney, and Tom finds a doctor for the town.
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