Deborah Ross

Everyone involved should be in prison: Netflix’s Persuasion reviewed

Not for life, but until we could be confident they’d learned the error of their ways and there was minimal risk of reoffending

It may be the longest one hour and 49 minutes of your life: Lydia Rose Bewley, Richard E. Grant, Dakota Williams and Yolanda Kettle in Persuasion. Credit: Nick Wall/Netflix © 2022

You may already have read early reviews of Netflix’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion saying it’s ‘the worst adaptation ever’ as well as ‘mortifying’ and ‘a travesty’, but I know you won’t believe it unless you hear it from me, so here you are: it is truly horrible. I would also add that everyone involved should probably be sent to prison.

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