Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Review: The Way We Live Now
I did enjoy watching this: the plot was very complex and kept you wanting more, and even though most of the characters were very odd, they did provide some comical moments. However, there are some faults which might not be very easily overlooked. Firstly, I would not recommend showing this to children: there are some adult situations, that, though short, were still enough to make most people (even adults) blush. Another one of the faults was that the three episodes that lead up to the forth/final episode were building up to something big, but then the forth episode came and it was a bit of a let-down and it left you hanging. It almost felt like there should be more of the story, but the writers were either short on time or didn't have enough time to fit everything into the allotted time. Lastly, though the plot was interesting, it was still very complex with a couple of different subplots going on simultaneously with the main plot. This is not something that you can watch while doing something else and understand what's going on. You actually have to sit down without many distractions and watch what is going on in order to understand what is going on.
The Way We Live Now is made up of four one hour and thirty minute episodes. It is available on DVD either on it's own or in The Anthony Trollope Collection with two other miniseries.