Little Women: Miniseries (2017)

Little Women

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Heidi Thomas' Little Women miniseries offers a charming, intimate, and decidedly loyal adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's original story.



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Air date: May 13, 2018

Part 1 of 2. With their father away at war, sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March come to terms with their new life, alongside their mother, Marmee. The girls make friends with Laurie, the new boy next door.

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Air date: May 20, 2018

Conclusion. The March family fears the worst when Mr. March falls ill. As circumstances change for Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, the family must come together to face their most difficult challenge yet.

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All Critics (38) | Top Critics (18)

Writer Heidi Thomas and director Vanessa Caswill tell the timeless story with skill, affection and fresh directness.

Nov 19, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a well-intentioned and updated Little Women, but not quite a classic.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

A luminous adaptation, with Hawke as one more memorable "Jo" in a long and glorious line of them.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

This is a production that's deeply affectionate toward its characters, the lives they lead, and the time and place from which they've emerged.

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Beautifully produced and faithful to the original story, the miniseries also captures the joyful spirit of the novel despite its many heartaches.

May 14, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

The casting is solid, with Emily Watson particularly affecting as Marmee. The star, though, is Maya Hawke, who captures the spirited Jo nicely as she grows into a committed writer and uncompromising lover.

May 10, 2018 | Full Review…

It dragged in soft-focus. I could feel myself dying along with poor Beth.

Jan 30, 2020 | Full Review…

It's an often entertaining adaptation of Alcott's 19th century bestseller and is aided at all times by the sparky performances of its cast.

Nov 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Like the entire production, [Emily] Watson avoids sentimentality and grounds Marmee in genuine emotion.

Nov 19, 2019 | Full Review…

At times, the whole thing feels just a little too studied.

Nov 19, 2019 | Full Review…

If the story doesn't exactly break new ground, some of the actors manage to find unexpected depths to characters we know so well.

Nov 19, 2019 | Full Review…

For all the historic charm in its picturesque packaging, it is hard to care very much about most of the characters as we witness one event following another.

Nov 19, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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