Sometimes I enjoy a little melodrama.
I've been home sick this week. As a result, I've been able to watch all four hours of The Way We Live Now, a BBC adaptation of the Victorian novel by Anthony Trollope. If you love Matthew McFayden as the handsome Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, you'll love him as the good for nothing Felix in this historic melodrama. The mini-series also stars David Suchet and Shirley Henderson. Unlike some Victorian melodramas, this one isn't over the top. Bad things happen to people but mostly because they bring it on themselves. Good does triumph over bad but not in a sugar coated way. I can't say the same about Daniel Deronda, another Victorian melodrama that I watched a few weeks ago. It had me rolling my eyes on more than one occasion. Sometimes there is such a thing as over doing it.