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Topic: Tess of the D'Urbervilles on PBS tonight

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Subject: Tess of the D'Urbervilles on PBS tonight
Date Posted: 1/4/2009 7:04 PM ET
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Just a heads up. This is one of my favorite classics.

Date Posted: 1/5/2009 11:15 AM ET
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I watched - thought it was great! I read the novel so long ago that I had forgotten several important developments. Looking forward to part 2 next week. I really like the actor playing Angel.

A new adaption of Wuthering Heights airs after Tess. It will also air in two parts.

Date Posted: 1/5/2009 7:34 PM ET
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I'm not sure I can handle the second part. Tess is so good, and gets such a raw deal.  Gemma Arterton is great. I can't say I was enamored by either of the men.....One too much of a cad and one too goody goody. I get angrier at Angel than Alec.



Last Edited on: 1/5/09 7:36 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/6/2009 8:45 AM ET
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Tess does get a raw deal. My daughter watched the movie with me which has inspired her to read the book. I had an old paperback of the book on a shelf in the family room. She is excited to read the book but I know she will be dismayed with the ending.