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  • 1994
  • 6 hr 15 min
  • 7.5  (2,705)

Middlemarch is a period drama television series that first aired in 1994. The series is based on the novel of the same name written by George Eliot. The story is set in the fictional town of Middlemarch in the early 1830s and revolves around the lives of the inhabitants of the town. The series follows the lives of several characters, each with their own story to tell. We are introduced to Dorothea Brooke (played by Juliet Aubrey), a young, idealistic woman who is searching for a way to make a difference in the world. She marries Edward Casaubon (played by Patrick Malahide), a scholar who is working on a complex and ambitious project.

However, Dorothea soon realizes that her marriage is not what she had hoped it would be. She finds herself drawn to the charming Will Ladislaw (played by Rufus Sewell), who challenges her beliefs and opens her eyes to a new way of thinking.

The series also focuses on the story of Dr. Tertius Lydgate (played by Douglas Hodge), a young and ambitious doctor who is determined to make a difference in the world of medicine. He marries Rosamond Vincy (played by Trevyn McDowell), a beautiful and entitled woman who has high expectations for her husband's career.

As the series progresses, we see how the lives of these characters intersect and how their relationships change over time. The series explores themes such as love, ambition, social class, and the changing roles of women in society.

One of the strengths of Middlemarch is its attention to detail. The series is set in a time period that is different from our own, but it never feels like a historical reenactment. Instead, the series draws us in with its richly drawn characters and its immersive portrayal of life in a small town in the 1830s.

The performances in Middlemarch are also noteworthy. Juliet Aubrey does an excellent job of portraying Dorothea as a complex and multi-layered character. She is both idealistic and naive, and Aubrey's performance perfectly captures this duality. Douglas Hodge is also excellent as Dr. Lydgate. He brings a sense of gravitas to the character and convincingly portrays his struggles with ambition and temptation.

The series also benefits from strong supporting performances. Patrick Malahide brings a sense of gravitas to the character of Casaubon, and Trevyn McDowell is convincing as Rosamond, the ambitious and entitled wife of Dr. Lydgate.

Overall, Middlemarch is a richly drawn and immersive period drama that is well worth watching. Its attention to detail, strong performances, and complex characters make it a powerful exploration of the human experience, both past and present.

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    7.5  (2,705)