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Les Misrables: A Grand, Romantic Alternative to Game of Thrones

There are no musical numbers in PBSs Les Misrables, but that doesnt mean this new six-part Masterpiece miniseriesproduced by the BBC, and taking Victor Hugos acclaimed 1862 novel as its direct sourcedoesnt sing a rousing (figurative) song of angry men. An exceptional adaptation of its classic material, it resounds with heart, horror and complexity, eschewing revisionist flourishes to faithfully recount its fateful 19th-century saga about mans darkest impulsesand, also, his capacity for redemption. The price of liberty […]

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