War & Peace – Review

by ChinaBambi

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

War and Peace

• About

In a new adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s timeless novel, three young people experience life, love and loss against the epic backdrop of Russia’s wars with Napoleon.


• Pass/Fail

Pass: The most beautiful costumes, stunning scenery, magnificent cast and enchanting edgy story making you want more and more.

Fail: It was over so quickly, I could of watched this for many more episodes.

• Standout Performance

Lily James & Paul Dano were flawless and mesmerising.

Paul Dano as Pierre in the second episode of War and Peace 

Paul Dano stars as Pierre in War and Peace  CREDIT: BBC


• Who Will Like This?

Downton Abbey fans who need a fix after it ended, drama lovers who love historic costumes and stories.

• See It Now or Wait?

See it now! The season is over so you can watch it all in one go. I watched it as it aired each week and was dying to see the next episode when one finished.

• Highlight

The ballroom dancing scene where they fall in love.. you’ll know which one. 😀


• Overall Impression

Beautiful, enchanting and emotional.. you’ll be smiling and filled with love one moment, crying and broken the next, angry and on the edge of your seat.. it brings out all kinds of emotion. Its a wonderful drama that I cant wait to watch all over again 😀

• Trailer


Make sure you watch it! You can catch it on BBC iplayer now.



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