The Root of All Evil: Money and Upheaval in ‘Little Dorrit’

The story of the BBC miniseries Little Dorrit is about many things, but one of its main themes is money (more specifically, how the love of money truly is the root of all evil). The two parts of the massive original novel are titled “Poverty” and “Riches.” Throughout the story, we see the harm money... Continue Reading →

Band of Brothers

“From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remembered—We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me; Shall be my brother…” ­– Henry V, William Shakespeare. Almost twenty years ago, the ten-part miniseries, HBO released Band of Brothers. Following... Continue Reading →

Uncomfortable Humanity in ‘Broken Trail’

The 2006 miniseries Broken Trail brings several unique perspectives to the traditional Western paradigm, mainly because of its exploration of what it’s like on the other end of the brothel business. When Print Ritter, his nephew, and their associate inadvertently intercept a human trafficker, they assume the guardianship of the five Asian girls he was... Continue Reading →

Our Mutual Friend

Having watched a few Dickens adaptations over the years, the one I’ve kept going back to more than any other (and decided I needed to own after just the first watch!) is Our Mutual Friend. Showcasing the wonderful knack Dickens used in many of his works of expertly weaving divergent storylines and a complex and... Continue Reading →

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