Review: Doctor Thorne (TV series)

October 15, 2017

This four episode television mini-series is exactly what you will want to watch if you are a Jane Austen fan. It is a bit more violent than Jane Austen, but it still gives you that same warm feeling after you've read one of her books or seen one of the books adaptations.

Mary Throne, the niece of Doctor Throne, is the center of this series. She grows up with her poor Uncle near the estate of the wealthiest family in town, Greshamsburg park. While growing up, she maintains a steady friendship with Frank, the boy that lives there, and the rest of their family. But when they grow older and Frank confesses his feelings towards Mary, their relationship isn't seen in the happiest light. 

The four episodes focus on Mary finding out the truth behind her birth, along with her relationship with Frank, which at first doesn't seem plausible. For the most part, this is because of Mary's lack of money. But Frank and his determination to make their relationship work despite Mary's lack of money makes the two of them together all the sweeter. 

And of course, there is the conniving aunt and mother who only wants a woman with money for Frank and the sister who is in search of a husband. They round out the show and make it a period drama that is definitely worth watching. 

I do admit that the series was a little predictable, but I believe that everyone needs a little predictability in their lives. That's what makes Doctor Thorne a show that you would want to watch on a cold rainy day with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee or tea or whatever you want to drink. So I highly recommend this period drama for anyone who is in the mood for a sweet romance with a bit of a Jane Austen flavor to it. 

Plus, it's based on a book so that makes it ten times better. 

If I were to give this series a rating it would be...

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