The Durrells in Corfu

The Durrells in Corfu

The Complete First Season

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Based on author and naturalist Gerald Durrell's much-loved Corfu trilogy of novels, The Durrells sees impoverished but sparky widow Louisa Durrell make the radical decision to leave 1930s England in hopes of a better life for her children. As Louisa relocates her reluctant brood to a dilapidated house in the Greek sun, the Durrells face a whole new set of challenges as they meet new friends, rivals, lovers, and animals.

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NAN T VASSILI
Aug 17, 2017

I loved this series and wish there were more. My family and I also lived on a Greek island, for 10 years, needing to make a living, educating and connecting with expats. This happened years after the Durrell's experience and I found many parts of the series true. We even had our own budding animal collector (our living room was filled with caged snakes), a writer, and an artist. All the children read and reread Gerald Durrell's books and savored them. Lawrence Durrell's bio speaks for itself. As it so happened, we did not have to worry one bit about educating them during those years, they sought out experiences, listened to music, read, learned languages, connected with Greeks and, many other nationalities.

Mayflower94 May 10, 2017

Charming, delightful with the most beautiful setting.

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bibliosal44
Jan 26, 2017

Delightful! Watched the series on PBS and loved everything about it!

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blueraven1919
Jan 12, 2017

This was a complete disappointment. All the characters were miserable examples of humans. The young boy was sweet but his mistreatment of animals should bother people! I love Masterpiece Theatre and always look forward to its new shows, but this one was so contrived and full of the current Hollywood (aka CIA) agenda of blurring the lines of sexuality. The ending was HORRIBLE! People do not know they are being manipulated!

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fahasanavsar
Dec 27, 2016

Delightful family drama, set against the ravishing, sun drenched backdrop of Corfu's scenery. All the characters that comprise of the Durrells family despite their flaws & frailties are unique & entertaining. So, Impatiently I await Season 2.

d2013 Dec 19, 2016

I found Milo Parker as Gerald Durrell (sweet little "bug boy") the most interesting character in the series. If there is a Season 2, I will definitely give it a chance.

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LauraSteinert
Dec 15, 2016

Well, it was very entertaining, and I adore the little boy who collect animals, but if this is in anyway an accurate portrayal of the British abroad--and sadly I think it is pretty accurate--there is little wonder why they became the most hated nation on earth. Of course, the US is now the most hated nation on earth. Hateful, spoiled, entitled sons who treat their mother worse than a servant, a self-centered teen girl who can't see anything but how she suffers for not being rich. Somehow, this set of ugly-souled people manage to make the series entertaining--if only because they occasionally suffer for their meanness.

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winston16
Nov 25, 2016

What a charming series! Good timing--something to help take my mind off this rancorous political climate. I loved it and heard that season two is on its way.

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