Doctor Thorne

doctor thorneAmazon Prime purchased the new mini-series, Doctor Thorne produced and written by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey). Based on the Anthony Trollope novel, Doctor Thorne focuses on a small town and the too familiar stories of the haves and have-nots. Major themes include illegitimacy, alcoholism, social class, elections, and dwindling finances. Unfortunately, Doctor Thorne lacks the punch Downton Abbey produced on a regular basis. Even as I marveled at the locations, aerial shots of the mansions, and interiors, I realized on its worst day Downton Abbey continued to captivate. Doctor Thorne pales in comparison. 3 out of 5 (barely).

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