Little Women, 2018
We continue our recaps of the PBS Masterpiece/BBC adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel, Little Women, with the second hour of the series. In the UK it was shown in three parts, on the PBS streaming site it’s shown in three parts…but on Masterpiece Theater, television version, in the good ol’ US of A…it was shown in two. Over here at The Recapper…we’ll join the Three-Crowd and have the last segment next weekend.
The opening sequence is so charming, this is the song, Danse Caribe by Andrew Bird, in it’s entirety.
We follow the sisters from a semi-carefree laundry day without the structure (or supervision) that Marmee provides because she is in Washington taking care of Father. Amy thinks she has no rules, Meg let’s herself get made over and Jo and Laurie have a most disagreeable conversation about love.
Meg goes to her first ball, it may not be all that she had imagined, but from where we sit (with our dress hiked to our knees) an evening with waltzing, champagne AND ice cream is a big winner…and you get to wear a gown like the ones from CivilWarGowns.com. *swoon* Get us our fans!
Where have you seen John Brook before? How about sucking face with Zooey Deschanel? He was her love interest on New Girl, Ryan Geauxinue!
Beth takes over Hummel care…and it’s bad.
If you want to follow along, get clarification on a word, re-write for your own garret theatricals…here is a transcript.
(This will make no sense unless you’ve listened to this episode, but…) Here is an article about how Mary Ingalls lost her sight- Blindness in Walnut Grove.
The definitive list of all Little Woman adaptations via the PBS.org Little Women pages (there are a lot of special features including the Which March Girl Are You Quiz.
Land o’ the Leal lyrics…which may help you to understand the song that the sisters sing during the Long Time Has Passed scenes.
Photo Credit: Masterpiece/BBC; Stills The History Chicks via Masterpiece/BBC