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The Durrells in Corfu: Season 1 (2016)

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Adapted from Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals and its two sequels, Season 1 of the family drama about British widow Louisa Durrell (Keeley Hawes) and her children Larry (Josh O'Connor), Leslie (Callum Woodhouse), Margo (Daisy Waterstone) and Gerry (Milo Parker) opens with the family, for financial reasons, relocating from dreary England to the sun-drenched Greek isle of Corfu. However, the change of scenery doesn't change their lives as much as Louisa hoped: monetary issues remain; new challenges, some fueled by differing cultural norms, are introduced; and the relatively normal (and not-so-normal) issues families face surface from time to time. Among them: Margo falling head-over-heels in (unrequited) love and, later, befriending a countess; Gerry becoming tight with a former prison inmate; Leslie, after his mother tosses him out, falling into a life of crime; a visiting relative demanding they return to England; and Louisa realizing that a suitor isn't quite what he appears to be.

Cast

Keeley Hawes
as Louisa Durrell
Josh O'Connor
as Larry Durrell
Callum Woodhouse
as Leslie Durrel
Daisy Waterstone
as Margo Durrell
Milo Parker
as Gerry Durrell
Alexis Georgoulis
as Spiros Hakaipolous
Yorgos Karamihos
as Dr. Theo Stephanides
Anna Savva
as Lugaretza
Lucy Black
as Florence Petridis
Leslie Caron
as Countess Mavrodaki
James Cosmo
as Capt. Creech
Barbara Flynn
as Aunt Hermione
Felicity Montagu
as Cousin Prue
Alexis Conran
as Dr. Petridis
Etela Pardo
as Mrs. Vadrukakis
Ben Hall
as Donald
Jeff Rawle
as Geoffrey
George Kopsidas
as Crippenopoulos
Nestor Kopsidas
as Police Sergeant
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This sunny and touching yarn feels like just what we need in these angst-ridden days.

October 17, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The series is a rich family portrait of widowed mother Louisa Durrell (Keeley Hawes) and her four idiosyncratic children.

October 13, 2016 | Full Review…

It is intended as 'escapist' television, as a retreat from a dark world and work on Monday morning, but I just can't escape my brain telling me, 'Three years, and not a word of Greek?'

July 10, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Even though it fits smack in with the style of most PBS dramas, this dramedy is full of really sharp jokes and an entire community of hilariously quirky characters. In fact, the show that it most reminded me of was Parks & Recreation. It's lovely.

December 19, 2017 | Full Review…

The Durrells, is the perfect summer vacation you have probably been aching for. We suggest you pack light, and board the binge-train as soon as possible.

May 31, 2017 | Full Review…

It's a light drama with entertaining characters, all shot on location and the gorgeous hills and sun-dappled beaches, and the cultural color of island life is as interesting as the human story.

March 30, 2017 | Full Review…

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