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One of my all time favorites,
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This review is from: To Serve Them All My Days (DVD)
I've had been looking out for this DVD, To Serve Them All My Days, ever since I read the book over two years ago. I saw the miniseries on PBS Masterpiece Theatre back in the early eighties and didn't have the foresight then to tape them. So after reading the book I searched and searched for the VCR tape or DVD, until last year when Amazon finally offered it. Since then we have watched it at least 3 times, every 4 months or so, and find it as enjoyable each time around. It's like visiting an old friend and it seems that you get something else new out it with each viewing. We find ourselves immersed in the time, the culture, the values of the period, and the passion of the characters. There are 13 episodes in all and although not as complete as the book or totally faithful, it captures the essence of the story wonderfully and adds another dimension. The casting couldn't have been better (just as I would have envisioned them), and the acting is terrific. The book and video complement each other superbly. I highly recommend both to propel you into another warmer compassionate place, for whatever brief time, escaping the turmoil and superficiality of the present. I'll leave the narrative to the other reviewers who have done a super job of detailing the story. Enjoy!!!