4 thoughts on “The Forsyte Saga (2002) short review

  1. 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.

  2. I actually really enjoyed this series because of the costumes. Individually, there isnt much to get excited about, but I really loved how they showed the passage of time with the costumes, hats, and hair. I had no trouble figuring out how much time was passing. I feel like not enough period dramas show the differences between the bustle eras (with some 1890s at the end!) Of course, I might be biased given how annoyed I was that the 2019 Little Women didn’t show the passage of time in the same way.

    Also, in defense of Irene, her “great passivity” is presented as her greatest virtue in the novel. I thought it made for an interesting contrast for how she is with Soames vs Bossiney/Jolyon. I also liked that one of her gowns was based off of the portrait of Madame X. The costume designer was really making an effort.

  3. The men’s clothes, especially the bohemian looks of Joelyn and the young architect. The green shirt, gold tie and deconstructed linen jackets were fantastic. I apologize in advance if this is a forum just for the costumes of the female characters.

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