The Daily Mail got very dribbly and excited about this BBC drama. Proclaiming it to be a ‘bodice ripper’, they wrote dripping reviews of the trailer.
Upon watching it, all personal preheld ideas about it proved to be wrong. Ultimately, it came across as rather unfortunate – despite a seemingly happy ending, Lady Worsley ended up alone anyway when her lover abandoned her. When I first saw the advertizing for this, it really looked as if there would be a entire miniseries. Sadly not. The story could have benefitted from further development but obviously a small budget was working against them.
Its not amazing but its not awful either. Its more of a story of injustice in a man’s world.
MY RATING: *** / *****