If you know me well you know that I have a special passion for reading the classics. I have a bookshelf devoted to just them and I have a shelf on my DVD rack just for adaptations. PBS's show Masterpiece is a great place to find adaptations of all my favorites. I have watched or *own:
*Sense and Sensibility
*Pride and Prejudice
Under the Greenwood Tree
*Wives and Daughters
The Railway Children
That's quite a list. You can purchase all of these and more at the Masterpiece Shop online. Most of them are worth owning and all of them are worth watching if you love the classics.
Recently Masterpiece has been making some really great new adaptations but I've been unable to watch them without going on the long waiting list at Netflix. This year that has changed. For a limited time you can watch Masterpiece movies streaming on the web shortly after they have aired. Last Sunday saw the first half of Tess of the D'Urbervilles. You can go ans watch it now until Jan. 19th. Go here and select if you want to watch Part 1 in whole or broken down by chapters. That's it. I have super excited about this.
And while you're there, sign up for the book giveaway for Tess of the D'Urbervilles and Wuthering Heights, their next new release airing Jan. 18-25.