Monday, February 21, 2011

Little Men

A friend of mine recently said she missed my movie reviews. I miss posting them. I don’t get to watch many movies these days, and when I do I typically don’t have much time afterward to write about it.

Still, there are times when no matter how busy you are, you reach a kind of wall and have to step back to clear your head.

It was in one of those moments I found a little television series I’ve fallen in love with – Little Men. Unfortunately, it seems it only ran two years. I guess no one else was as taken with it as I am, having discovered it 10 years plus after it ran. I don’t even remember ever seeing it on television back then. How could that be?

The series takes place in the 1800s in Concord, Mass. It’s the follow up to the book Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. The girls are all grown up and Jo, recently widowed, is running a school in the big house left to her by her aunt.

I’ve been to the home where Alcott wrote these books. It looks similar to the house, only much smaller.

The series is sort of in the vein of “Little House on the Prairie”, another series I loved (both books and TV shows). Every episode is entertaining, has a kind of lesson to it, and you can watch it with anyone in the room and not worry about something that might suddenly appear on the screen.

Season 1 and 2 are available as instant plays on Netflix.

I’m giving it a five out of five spoons!

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