Are You Watching Little Women?
We watched the first episode yesterday on pbs.org. I like it, but somethings were surprising.
Take Marmee, for instance. She's brusk in her tone, a lot, and she tells the girls in one scene to that the girls had "five minutes to get out of the house, to school and work." It sounded so much like what a modern mother would say. I did like the scene where Jo and Marmee are talking about Jo's temper and Marmee confesses that she has learned to control her own temper, but hasn't mastered her temper. Her behavior, in the scene where Meg has sprained her ankle at the party and John Brook and Laurie help Meg into the house, was so ungracious that she scared poor Laurie and Mr. Brook out of the house!
I like the cast, even if I don't like the way Marmee is written. I am looking forward to watching the rest of the episodes as they come out.
Little Women is one of my favorite books from my girlhood and I feel as if I want to read it again. I grew up with no sisters, but I have four "Little Women" of my own, and the story is sweet to me.
Cheryl shared a link to a quiz you can take to see which character you are. You can take the quiz here. I took it and got Jo. No surprise to me. Sarah got Jo, also no surprise, and Rachel got Meg, though she thought she'd get Beth. I think she is more Meg like than Beth, though she is introverted and reserved like Beth.
If you are watching Little Women, tell me what you think about it in the comments. Also if you take the quiz, and I hope you will, tell me which character you are and whether you agree with it!