Sanditon: Season 1

Sanditon: Season 1

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Hoping to reinvent herself, a spirited young woman moves from her rural home to the fishing village of Sanditon in this adaptation of Jane Austen's unfinished novel. From Emmy and BAFTA winner Andrew Davies (House of Cards).

2019UK
Drama

Streaming (1 Provider)

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Episode 1

When a coach accident introduces Charlotte to the Parker family,... More she quickly seizes the opportunity to throw herself into the adventure she has craved all her life by returning with them to the developing seaside resort of Sanditon. Charlotte, however, soon discovers that the inhabitants of the town behave in curious and unpredictable ways that she could never have imagined.

EPISODE 1.2

Episode 2

Charlotte and Sidney clash again, only for Charlotte to be... More left confused by a chance encounter. Tensions surrounding Miss Lambe's arrival in Sanditon erupt at Lady Denham's grand pineapple luncheon, and Esther and Edward realise that Clara poses a significant threat to their ambitions.

EPISODE 1.3

Episode 3

Charlotte sets out to avoid Sidney, until a serious accident... More forces them together and to reappraise each other. When Tom brings a new doctor to the town, he and Lady Denham clash, while Clara makes a bold move in her bid to outplay Sir Edward and Esther.

EPISODE 1.4

Episode 4

The arrival of Miss Lambe's forbidden love causes Charlotte to... More question her opinion of Sidney. Clara witnesses a moment between Esther and Sir Edward that raises her suspicions about their relationship, with devastating consequences for Esther.

EPISODE 1.5

Episode 5

Tensions between Tom and his labourers erupt during the Sanditon... More cricket match. Charlotte and Sidney continue to clash, resulting in Miss Lambe being placed in terrible danger, while Lord Babington offers Esther a glimpse of a better future.

EPISODE 1.6

Episode 6

Charlotte and Sidney find themselves at loggerheads but must work... More together in an attempt to rescue Miss Lambe. Tom tries to save Sanditon and his marriage, while Edward and Clara enter into a scandalous pact to finally get their hands on Lady Denham's inheritance.

EPISODE 1.7

Episode 7

As the Sanditon summer regatta approaches, Sidney wrestles with his... More feelings towards an old flame and Young Stringer reveals his feelings to Charlotte. With Lady Denham at death's door, the tensions between Edward, Clara and Esther finally come to a head - with surprising consequences.

EPISODE 1.8

Episode 8

On the night of the Midsummer Ball, romantic interests are... More finally resolved. However, the fate of Sanditon is in the balance when events conspire to leave Charlotte and the Parker family facing down impossible choices. Series finale.

Sanditon: Season 1 | Reviews

65%31 reviews

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

It's not another "Downton Abbey" or "Victoria"; the characters don't have enough complexity or distinction. But it's a pleasing eight-episode diversion.

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Vulture

Vulture

Regardless of what Sanditon does at the end, the first episodes are completely enjoyable...

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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

It does incorporate aspects of life that were more or less obscured in Austen's books. One can imagine her being tickled.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

s not the next "Downton Abbey" (what could ever be?), but it certainly works as an intriguing piece of Austenalia...

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CNN

CNN

Sanditon features all the customary lavish period trappings the "Masterpiece"/Austen pairing demands, but also plays with conventions and expectations.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

"Sanditon" is sexy escapism for winter, tart and political, gorgeous and honest. Austen would have loved it.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Even in spite of Sanditon's many prosaic faults, I left the finale thinking, "Wow. They really went for it."

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Decider

Decider

It's more like an early 19th-century soap opera, and it helps that Andrew Davies has decided to not take the material all that seriously.

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Stuff

Stuff

A delicious period drama filled with all the misunderstandings, scheming siblings, family fortunes, caddish gentlemen, confidences, conspiracies and "mean, miserly old monsters" the genre demands.

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Sanditon: Season 1 | Release Details

Sanditon: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Neon.