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.