“Death Comes to Pemberley” Miniseries

GUEST REVIEWER – teachergirl73

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Beginning Sunday, October 26th, the first episode of PBS’ Masterpiece Theatre, Death Comes to Pemberley, will air. The two-night miniseries event is based on the P.D. James 2011 novel of the same name. I’m looking forward to watching the mini-series to compare it to my thoughts on the novel. I felt that James did a very good job of marrying a story line worthy of Austen herself with that of a modern-day police procedural drama.  The setting of the story takes place in and around the grounds of the Pemberley estate, and we have our expected cast of characters such as Mr. D’Arcy, his new wife Elizabeth Bennet, her sister Jane Bennet and her husband Mr. Bingley. Where the story takes off is almost right at the start with the unexpected and not really welcome late night arrival of a hysterical Lydia Bennet and her good-for-nothing husband Mr. Wickham, who have managed to become embroiled in a murder.

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I’ll not say anything more about the plot, but if you are a fan of Pride and Prejudice, then you might want to check out this very interesting continuation of the story.

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Another interesting note is the social media promotion that PBS will be launching tomorrow night, encouraging viewers to live tweet during the show. Check out the link below for more details on what hashtags to use  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/programs/features/twitter-event/death-comes-to-pemberley-twitter-event/

And if you need a refresher, there’s a very succinct update here:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/programs/features/catch-up/death-comes-pemberley-s1-pride-prejudice-refresher/

The conclusion of the series will run on Sunday, November 2, 2014.

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