The Buccaneers S01E08 480p WEBRip x264
Possessed the makers to attempt to make an adaptation of The Buccaneers? Well the positives are the scenery and the flowers are stunning, but the rest of it is turgid beyond belief! It's trying to be a Bridgerton, but it's not as witty, sexy or clever. And what on earth made Apple denigrate Edith Wharton? She's a serious author, whose writing and insights into a woman's place in the late 19th century are an amazing reflection of the hypocrisy that surrounded the repressive marriage market for some women. She must be turning in her grave, shocked at the mess that the writers have made of her work. It's just terrible, really, really bad. The acting is dreadful, although the young cast are pretty. There's a lot of screaming and over the top dramatic gestures, but instead of showing the restrictive environment that these women struggled with, it makes far too light of the situation. It's a clash of colourful mayhem, accompanied by a yawn making soundtrack. I just wanted to take it all apart and put it back together, in a different way. Poor Edith Wharton, what did she do to deserve this?
- Kristine Froseth
- Alisha Boe
- Matthew Broome