The Forsyte Saga (2002) short review


This wasn’t my favorite, by any stretch of the imagination, British TV costume miniseries, but it’s still worth a watch. A very complicated tale telling the interweaving stories of various members of the Forsyte family. I think my big stumbling block was Gina McKee as Irene — she just doesn’t work for me. Lots of people are excited about the bustle gowns, but I don’t think they’re that remarkable. Worth a watch but don’t expect greatness.


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Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

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  1. Veronica

    Yes. Gina McGee was a terrible casting choice. I have re-watched it and still don’t get it. She is passive to the point of comatose. Let’s face it, she is a character actress and the constant mention of her beauty stumps me.


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