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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is set during the Napoleonic Wars in an England where magic once existed and is about to return. So begins a dangerous battle between two great men. Eddie Marsan (Ray Donovan, The World’s End), Olivier award-winning Bertie Carvel (Restless, Matilda), Charlotte Riley (Wuthering Heights, Easy Virtue), and Alice Englert (Ginger & Rosa, Beautiful Creatures) star in the seven-part mini-series, which has been adapted from Susanna Clarke’s bestselling novel by Peter Harness (Wallander, Doctor Who) and directed by Toby Haynes (Sherlock, Doctor Who).

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1806. England is beleaguered by the long war with Napoleon and centuries have passed since practical magicians faded into the nation’s past. However, scholars of this glorious history discover that one remains — the reclusive and skillful Mr Norrell (Marsan). His displays of magic soon thrill the nation. In London, he raises the beautiful Lady Pole (Englert) from the dead and summons an army of ghostly ships to terrify the French.

Soon the cautious and fussy Norrell is challenged by the emergence of another magician: the brilliant novice Jonathan Strange (Carvel). While trying to secure his beloved Arabella’s (Riley) hand in marriage, he meets a vagabond, the magician of Threadneedle Street, Vinculus (Paul Kaye, Game of Thrones, Stella), who tells him he is destined to be a great magician. Young, handsome and daring, Strange is the very antithesis of Norrell. A dangerous battle ensues between the two great men. Their obsessions and secret dabbling’s with the dark arts will cause more trouble than they can imagine.
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  • DAKINDAKIN PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    I've seen the pilot already.*okay*

    Whoa...it's like watching the period drama Poldark but this time...with magic!!!
    I love period drama series especially shows from UK.

    The costumes here are amazing of course.
    The production design is impeccable. I like it.
    This show is my cup of tea and I certainly adore it!!

    Honestly, I don't know these UK actors ha ha.
    I don't care. They are all fantastic anyway!

    Can't wait for Episode 2 next Sunday. :bounce:
    Dang it..kasabay pa ng Game of Thrones.:bop:
  • DAKINDAKIN PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    The UK critics are saying positive things about the show so far....


    This drama set in Regency-era England is a real treat

    Full review here


    BBC One fantasy drama Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is a marvel, from its cast to its magnificent world-building…


    Read the full review here
  • DAKINDAKIN PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Done watching episode 2.

    Wow...gumaganda na ang magical tale.
    Love it.

    I am Team Strange!! :bounce:

    Team Norrell sucks :lol:

    Favorite part ko yung ginawa ni Jonathan sa sand. Parang LOTR lang ni Liv Tyler.

    Nakakaintriga rin ang kalagayan ni Lady Pole. :(

    Natawa naman ako na nandito pala si Henry ng Cucumber. Ilang beses ko talagang tinitigan kasi familiar ang face. Napa-wiki tuloy ako at siya nga. Gay din ang role dito :lol:
  • evil_Gevil_G PEx Rookie ⭐
    wow! thanks for sharing! i loved this book. i've been wanting to read it again para maalala ang mga pangyayari, lol. i wholeheartedly recommend it, medyo mahaba but worth every page. i remember na showing ang movie na The Prestige when i was reading it. but for now i'll just have to check this out. my first choices though for Strange and Norrell were Matthew McFadyen and Ian Holm! and maybe Sophia Myles for arabella :) sayang lang hindi sya movie as originally planned, pero ok na rin.

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  • DAKINDAKIN PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^ Matthew should've been a nifty choice. I like him too. I haven't read the book actually and now I'm curious.

    Check it out. I think they're doing a good job so far based on the two episodes.
  • DAKINDAKIN PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Done watching Episode 3.
    No wonder you love the book evil_G *okay*

    Jonathan's mission in Portugal is kinda distressing.
    I hate that odious Lord Wellington. :chainsaw:


    There's a moment of Walking Deadish here by the way ha ha ha.
    So funny.

    Poor Jeremy.:mecry:

    I got teary-eyed when the soldiers gave Jonathan a salute gesture when he left the camp.

    Lastly, the shocking scene at the end.
    Damn, Lady Pole missed the shot!
  • ParkourParkour PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Hello Boss D! :wave:

    I'm currently watching the pilot episode...

    Checking this out if it's good. :)
  • bitwisebitwise PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    The book is awesome. Its the first time I saw footnotes occupying more space in the page than the story itself. So I guess they will be cutting a lot of those in TV. But still, great adaptation so far.
  • DAKINDAKIN PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Parkour wrote: »
    Hello Boss D! :wave:

    I'm currently watching the pilot episode...

    Checking this out if it's good. :)


    well, good luck.

    Sananimus Gustovious Itichious!!! :lol:
  • ParkourParkour PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    DAKIN wrote: »
    well, good luck.

    Sananimus Gustovious Itichious!!! :lol:

    I got bored. :| hahahaha

    Mukhang ok naman siya, di ko lang kayang isabay pa sa list ng mga sinusubaybayan ko. Masyado nang marami. :lol::lol::lol:
  • DAKINDAKIN PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    this is not everybody's cup of tea I must agree.
    kahit huge Harry Potter fan ka or LOTR eh different kinda magic siya kasi.
    pero I dunno I just love it.

    ha ha... committed na ako kay Mr. Strange kasi.
  • DAKINDAKIN PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Episode 5 airs tonight but I just finished watching Ep.4.

    It's getting intense.

    Good decision Mr. Strange!!! :bounce:

    That King's Road is really scary. :eek:


    War is coming. OH no...



    Team Strange all the way!!!


    That magic fairy should be killed now :chainsaw:
  • DAKINDAKIN PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Done watching Episode 5

    Wow the best ang opening
    Battle of the Waterloo talaga. *okay*

    Bwisit na mga soldiers puro Merlin na lang ang sigaw :bop:

    That fist magic was amazing. Wow!!!
    It saved them. Good job Mr. Strange.

    Yeah, Mr. Strange is publishing a book.
    Box office ito. Jealous to death si Norrell. :lol:

    Awww he stopped doing magic na pala after Waterloo.

    Oh no :(
    Arabella is gone (temporarily)
    Damn that bloody moss-oak curse.
    Damn that faerie na hawig ng isang rock icon. :rotfl:
    I hope you can solve this Jonathan.

    Dont revive her Jonathan.
    For the sake of English magic.
    Let it go Jonathan.
    Your real Bell is in Lost Hope.

    Nakakaiyak ang suffering ni Jonathan :mecry:

    Can't wait for Episode 6.
    This series is one of the best this year.
  • sumeragisumeragi PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    First of all, thanks Dakin for introducing this series to me. I'm only done watching episode 1 and I'm curious as hell what would happen next. This is my first time watching a British series, and I must say I'm impressed though I have a difficulty understanding some of the words because of the thick British accent. Hehe. I guess I have to get used to it. I loved the cinematography of this series. I loved how the director created the mysterious feel. Also, the costumes are impeccable. It's nice seeing something different from time to time.

    Only on my first episode, I'm liking Jonathan's character a lot. He's quirky and really strange for a hero which I liked. I'm rooting for him as early as now. Hehe.

    From my readings, I found out that this is an adaptation from a book. And I'm really excited right now to find a copy of which to compare it to the TV series. Also, watching this series reminded me of Harry Potter which I sorely missed. I don't know why. Probably it's because of the British accent. Haha.

    I'll keep my tab on this series. Again, thanks Dakin.
  • DAKINDAKIN PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    You're welcome sumeragi :)

    Honestly, I am watching this with English subtitle :hiya:

    It's really hard to understand their thick accent. :confused:

    You gotta catch up.
    So far 6 episodes have been aired and they're all splendid. *okay*

    Haven't seen the 6th yet.
    Im gonna watch it later.
  • sumeragisumeragi PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    DAKIN wrote: »
    You're welcome sumeragi :)

    Honestly, I am watching this with English subtitle :hiya:

    It's really hard to understand their thick accent. :confused:

    You gotta catch up.
    So far 6 episodes have been aired and they're all splendid. *okay*

    Haven't seen the 6th yet.
    Im gonna watch it later.

    And I thought I'm just the only one with difficulty understanding it. Haha. Where do you watch it with English subtitles? Kindly pm it me please. Hehe.

    I really need to catch up on you. Fortunately, it's the end of the week and I will have plenty of time to binge watch. Hehe.
  • DAKINDAKIN PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    I am downloading the files.
    Then I watch it using VLC together with the subtitle file.

    I don't really watch all my fav TV series via online streaming coz I need to watch them with English subtitles except for the reality competition shows. The American English accent is perfectly fine with me.
  • sumeragisumeragi PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    DAKIN wrote: »
    I am downloading the files.
    Then I watch it using VLC together with the subtitle file.

    I don't really watch all my fav TV series via online streaming coz I need to watch them with English subtitles except for the reality competition shows. The American English accent is perfectly fine with me.

    If you don't mind me asking, where did you download the subtitle file? Because I googled it and opensubtitles.org was the first hit and it required me to download an extension file. I'm cautious when downloading extension files because it may include hidden files which usually are with viruses. Please pm me your source. Thank you.
  • DAKINDAKIN PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Done watching Episode 6.

    OMG!!!

    The intensity is earth-trembling.
    Gosh....Jonathan has gone mad. :(

    Bertie Carvel delivers a stunning performance here. His best yet.
  • DAKINDAKIN PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Ang galing ng eksena nina Jonathan and Drawlight. *okay*

    Ambivalent nga lang ako sa last scene.
    Di ko sure if Im going to sympathize him.
    He's mad kasi. :lol:

    FINALE na tomorrow. :bounce:
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