Movie Review: Wuthering Heights PBS Masterpiece Theater

 

Cathy and Heathcliff

Cathy and Heathcliff

 

I’m not sure if any of you follow Masterpiece theater on PBS or not.  To be honest, I never did until the night of January 18 2009.  It was a Sunday night at precisly 9 p.m.  Nothing of interest was on.  As I was looking through the guide on my digital cable, and saw that Wuthering Heights was going to be on, I figured “why not”.  After all, I hold a MA in English and have read Wuthering Heights many times throughout my college career.

Now, this is where two obsessions start.  The first being that PBS Masterpiece Theater has become a staple on my television set at 9 p.m. sharp on Sunday nights to watch the newest rendition of a classic novel. The series itself is genius really and I don’t know why I never gave it the time before.  Silly me.

The second obsession became that of the British actor Tom Hardy. Sigh. Not only was this man a positvely brilliant Heathcliff, but he’s gorgeous to boot. It’s only fair to mention that the actress who portrayed Cathy, Charlotte Riley, was phenomenal as a new comer.  I’m on edge waiting to see what else I can see her in.

Tom Hardy was Heathcliff in every respect. I LOVED this adaptation of the book.  He completly got the part right and nailed every scene effortlessly.  I am now a huge fan of Tom and of Masterpiece Theater. I can’t get enough of either.

If you’re at all interested in the series, go to http://www.pbs.org and you can have a look around.

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5 responses to “Movie Review: Wuthering Heights PBS Masterpiece Theater

  1. ITN Wuthering Heights running this Sunday afternoon on PBS!

  2. Kim

    Watched this last night. I didn’t enjoy the book, but this movie was phenomenal….superb acting. And yes, the women in the room were swooning over the “bad boy,” but I was the only one in the room that knew the “rest of the story.” We LOVE Masterpiece Theatre, and have a group of thirty+-something homeschool moms who are watching everything we can find. Jane Eyre was a recent favorite.

  3. Rachel

    I just hope I can see “The Take” on the internet since its on British TV only. ITN.

  4. daniellefreelances

    oh really? i cant wait to watch. thanks for the info.

  5. Rachel

    Tom Hardy is marvelous as Heathcliff! Charlotte Riley and him are going to be in the TV movie “the take”.

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