Sense and Sensibility

2008 • PBS
142 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (2)

1 Episode 1
After the passing of her beloved husband, Mrs. Dashwood and her daughters are forced to move to a tiny cottage on a cousin's estate in Devonshire to start their lives again. This causes a shakeup in romantic lives of her daughters Elinor and Marianne.
2 Episode 2
Elinor is confused by Edward's distant demeanor as of late and is soon made aware that he has been secretly engaged to Lucy Steele for four years. However stoic, Elinor is secretly devastated. Meanwhile, Marianne hasn't heard from Willoughby in ages.

About this show

From acclaimed writer Andrew Davies comes this enchanting adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel about love and marriage. Marianne wears her heart on her sleeve when she falls in love with the charming but unsuitable John Willoughby. Her sister Elinor, sensitive to social convention, struggles to conceal her own romantic disappointment. Will the sisters find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love?

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142 reviews
Katrina Ellsworth
January 30, 2016
A note first: Google play has more sensibly split the episodes into 2 instead of the original 3, and the descriptions were not changed to reflect that. The whole thing is here. This is my favorite adaptation of Sense and Sensibility. Compared to the Emma Thompson version, this one is much truer to the book. (Mostly because there is more time for more scenes and all of the characters in the book) I especially like how there is more time to delve into a few of the characters, especially Willoughby.
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A Google user
March 31, 2019
I truely love this movie, I watch it most of my free time, is there a sequence to it, I would love to know whay happened to Mrs Joan Dashwood selfish behind.😄
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Taylor Force
January 31, 2016
This was an amazing adaptation of Sense and Sensibility. Of course I love The Emma Thompson/Kate Winslet version and it's still my favorite but this one does not disappoint! Highly recommend to anyone who loves Jane Austen stories!
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