The Count of Monte Cristo - Series Review


Series Length: 6 hours 40 minutes, in 1 hour 20 minute episodes

Could I have watched this with my Dad? : Yes.

Could I have watched this with my Mom? : Maybe!

Language: Well it's all French, so...excuse their French, I guess? (Gosh, I'm hilarious and I hope you people appreciate it!) But seriously, there is some.

Sex/Romance: Yeah, there's a little bit of steamy stuff.

Violence/Gore: Yes, there is violence, but there is very little gore.

Music: I mainly noticed the music that accompanied the opening credits of every episode. It rapidly became a trigger for me to relax into another blissful night of good food, good tv, and good rest.

Did I feel the need to leave the lights off and sit in silence afterwards? : A little bit, yeah.

Thoughts: I absolutely loved this series for many reasons. I read "The Count of Monte Cristo" about three years ago and it instantly became my new favorite classic book (also for many reasons). I had watched the 2002 version when I was younger and absolutely loved it, but wished for more once I grew up and read the book. This version is the more I was looking for. Now granted, it's not perfect, (they changed some things, added an unnecessary character/plotline, and in 7 hours couldn't include everything) but it comes pretty darn close! It is even in French, (there are English subtitles), which I loved even more since I have been trying to learn French! In fact, while watching this series I didn't see any other people, and living home alone I had no reason to talk out loud, so French was all I heard for almost a week, and consequently I ended up dreaming in French! Ugh, that was such a fun time!

Was this a good use of several nights with the house to myself? : Absolutely!

In the End: 4 out of 5 stars. (I'm sure if he wanted to share some of his gold I could find that fifth star!)