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“The Miniaturist” Series On PBS Seems To Have Ended With Episode 3.

by Anura Guruge


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We saw (via DVR) all three episodes. Watched Episode 3, with intrigue this last week. Did not expect or realize that that was IT for now. Thought there would be another episode this Sunday. Not so. The new “Durrell” season instead. Recorded that.

I was confused. I did NOT think the story was finished. Well I did buy the book and it is by my bed. So, I can see how the story goes. I will let you know.


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The New “The Miniaturist” Series On PBS Is Sure Worthy Of The “Masterpiece” Appellation.

by Anura Guruge



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Click to access the Amazon listing for the 2015 Book.


It is NOT biographical BUT the dollhouse exists. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petronella_Oortman


Over three decades PBSMasterpiece Theatre‘ has rarely, if ever, disappointed I. So, when I happened to see the trailer for ‘The Miniaturist’ I took note. I recorded it on Sunday and watched it today.

It is definitely worthy of being labeled ‘Masterpiece’. It was gripping from the start.

Yes, given that it is set in Amsterdam, in the same timeframe, it will remind you of ‘Girl With A Pearl Earring‘ (the 2003 movie). This is better. So, just before writing this I did some research and found what I shared with you before. Not a true story, out-and-out. But, the people and the actual dollhouse are real. Then there is divergence. But, it is OK.

Helps if you know a tad about Calvinism and its hold on The Netherlands in the 17th century. But, not appreciating the subtleties will not detract.

I enjoyed it, immensely. Highly recommend it. It is PBS, so you should be able to catch the episode, on air during this week, on the Web.


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by Anura Guruge