Wednesday, 18 October 2017

War & Peace Review Mama says that girls are like mayflies. That they have their day in the sun and then it’s over. Well, it’s more than a day. But how long? A year or two to choose or be chosen and then… And then that’s our life settled. Forever.


War and Peace BBC Period Drama in a six episode series. Each episode is as captivating as the next in terms of the journey that each character goes on. As whilst watching it you want to find out what happens to them next. Set in incredible locations and beautiful scenery. 


James Norton gives a brilliant performance as his character Andrei Bolkonsky. He falls in love with Natasha Rostova and their love story is captivating. The waltz scene between those two characters is one of the most stunning scenes ever to be filmed. Just everything about the scene fits perfectly together, the colours, the music, the bright lights, the clothes and the dance between these two characters. Watching it you feel like you are dancing with them or you get lost with them in the scene. As you follow them throughout the dance. 

Lily James is mesmerizing as Natasha Rostova, the female lead brings a natural stunning beauty to her character. Sometimes if it wasn't with her words you could tell what the character was saying just by her eyes, or one look on her face. 

Some of my favourite quotes throughout the series: 


 "Mama says that girls are like mayflies. That they have their day in the sun and then it’s over.  Well, it’s more than a day.

 But how long? A year or two to choose or be chosen and then… And then that’s our life settled. Forever."

“I’ve been staring into the abyss, Pierre. So now, my sole aim is to live for myself. To do as little harm as possible and to have as little to do with other people as I can.”  


"You seem to have the gift of happiness."

Well, don’t we all have it, somewhere within us?"


"Is this really you?"

"Forgive me, I'm so sorry forgive me" 

 "For what?"

"For what I did"

"Natasha I love you"

"You can't love me" 

"I love you more better than I did before"

"I know it's all over and I'm tormented by the wrong I've done him, but will you..." 

"Will you ask him if he can forgive me"

"I love you and now there is no one for me, but I will remember you" 

"Not like this" 

"Yes... yes like this but also like."

The three main characters Andrei, Natasha and Pierre played by Paul Dano are involved in a love triangle throughout the mini series. All love triangles I found myself falling in love with two characters out of the three. I loved Andrei and Natasha's relationship more so than Pierre and Natasha. 

Another one of my favourite scenes is where Andrei and Natasha find each other. The scene is beautifully written & once again incredible acting from two of the main characters. Andrei and Natasha have great chemistry throughout the series. 


Overall I really liked the mini series of War & Peace and I would recommend it if you like period dramas, a love story, history or Leo Tolstoy and his work as it is based from his book named War and Peace.  


















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