EMMMA (2009)

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Cast: Romola Garai, Michael Gambon, Jonny Lee Miller

Emma Woodhouse (Romola Garai) is happy she lives in a house with her father that she cares for. But Emma has a hobbit which is matchmaking. She can not resist playing matchmaker for her friends especially Harriet Smith (Louise Dylan). It does not seems to work because the suitors are attracted to Emma instead of Harriet (who is a simple girl does not come from a noble family). Emma is so focused on finding a mate for Harriet that she forget that she is not considered her own happiness.

It seems to me that the British are doing a lot of period piece and that is cool because I love period piece. You can see how people were dressed and how they lived, it was a simple time back then. Romola Garai plays Emma with precision and it is not easy because Emma is smart and Naive and for an actress it is not easy to portrait but Romola pull it off very well, and what a beautiful actress she is , she remains me go someone I used to know. Emma has a way to manipulate her friends into matchmaking. She is so focus on it that she forgets her own need for love and to fall in love. In that regard she is naive. Emma is like a teenager / adult you can sense it with the facial expression that she does Romola brought that to life very well. Michael Gambon is perfect for the role of Emma’s father and at times is funny. The production design is gorgeous, breath-taking, the costume are perfect and beautiful. The music by Samuel Sim could not be more right for thee series. Overall it is worth looking at this Mini-Series of 4 episodes.

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THE HOUR (2011 – )

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Creators: Abi Morgan.

Cast: Romola GaraiBen WhishawDominic West

London, 1956. Against the backdrop of Cold War espionage, government repression, the Suez Canal crisis and Soviet repression in Hungary, a new television show is emerging called The Hour for the BBC.

The hour is on BBC America cable channel. Here is the best series created in Britain. It is a spy thriller and drama and you though in a bunch of journalist in there you have a nice little mix.The show’s name is also the name of the investigative news magazine show being created at the BBC and is loosely based on an actual pioneering show called “Panorama,”I come to find out doing a little research. Ambitious young producer Bel Rowley (Romola Garai) wins the jack pot when she’s put in charge of the show. Her longtime friend Freddie Lyon is a young talented journalist is passed over as an anchor but land the journalist investigator. Bel is not too crazy about the fact that they hired Hector Madden (Dominic west) is not much of a writer or anything else which  enrage Freddie where bel know that he is much better suited for the job. The struggle to lift off the show and tries to be the first news to do interviews. The performances of the actors are awesome as well as the writers they really went out there with it .

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