Watch Sense and Sensibility
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This mini-series is based on the eponymous Jane Austen novel Sense and Sensibility set in 1795. It tells the story of the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne, as they mourn the untimely death of their father and betrayal of their step-brother while navigating themselves toward romance and ultimately love. Upon his deathbed, the Dashwood's sister's father asks his son John to take care of the sisters, but at the at the behest of John's wife Fanny, he reneges, taking over the abode of the sisters and leaving them to find another home. Mrs. Dashwood soon moves the sisters to Barton Cottage in Devonshire, and before long, Colonel Brandon becomes smitten with Marianne and Edward Ferrars begins to fall deeply for Elinor. The series was shot in the lush environs of Berkshire, Surrey, Buckinghamshire and Devon, England. A magnificent, almost grandiose cottage serves as the home of the Middleton family, taking viewers on a journey back to that time. True to Jane Austen's style, the young heroines of the novel are plucky and independent, but still very eager to fall in love despite the shortfalls of their prospective and desired lovers. The romantic interests of the sisters are simultaneously loyal and maddening, the loyal character of Edward Ferrars contrasts nicely with the philandering John Willoughby. Much like Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice, before true love can be found, heartbreaking correspondence, misunderstandings, pride, and misery while searching for true love must occur.