Tuesday, October 2, 2018

"Masterpiece: The Durrells in Corfu Season 3" Available on Digital and DVD this October (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Episodes of the season will be available on Digital beginning October 1,
and the entire season will be available on DVD October 16.

If you love watching Masterpiece on PBS, then you have probably watched an episode or more of The Durrells in Corfu, which is a series that follows the lives of the Durrell family, who have moved to the Greek island of Corfu.  It is an adaption based on Gerald Durrell's "My Family and Other Animals", and one series not to be missed.  

This popular Masterpiece series follows the lives of the Durrell family, who have moved to the Greek island of Corfu.  It is an adaptation based on Gerald Durrell's "My Family and Other Animals", and one series not to be missed.   Keeley Hawes stars as Louisa, an intrepid window and matriarch of the Durrell family, who has to deal with her impossible children who don't seem to have a clear direction in life and are defiant.  It doesn't make for an easy life in this new place, and with their intolerable behaviors, you can't help but feel sorry for Mrs. Durrell.  But, while feeling sorry for her, you also can't help but want to see what her children will do next.

I first stumbled across this show after watching Downton Abbey and needing something else to watch.  My parents are all about PBS and Masterpiece series, and told me about this show.  And, based on their description it sounded like something I would like.  So, I checked a few of the first season episodes, and was hooked.  Now, I am playing catch up and watching past episodes streaming online, as well as watching season 3, which will be available to own on DVD on October 16th, or you can start streaming the episodes beginning today on digital.

Here is more about this show which is winning praise with the Wall Street Journal and so many other outlets...

"Episodes of the program will be available for digital download on Prime Video and iTunes as well as for streaming on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel and in PBS Passport the day after broadcast beginning October 1.  The entire season will be available on DVD October 16.

In the highly anticipated third season, the beautiful island of Corfu continues to work its magic on the eccentric Durrell family. Even a visit from Aunt Hermione isn’t the usual dreaded experience as the formerly formidable matriarch has embraced the laid-back Greek attitude and found romance. Leslie is also enjoying a much-improved love life with three very different girls. But there’s no safety in numbers when his mother and siblings decide to interfere. Margo has (temporarily) given up on love and found a new vocation, while Gerry’s obsession with animals continues to grow. As for Louisa, a trip to the UK with Larry to sort out family affairs reminds her of the restrictions of her old life. After a brush with bohemian London artists, she realizes her heart belongs to her island paradise.

New episodes of “MASTERPIECE: THE DURRELLS IN CORFU SEASON 3” will be available the day after broadcast beginning October 1, 2018 and the full  season will be available on DVD ($39.99 SRP) on October 16, 2018The run time of the program is approximately 384 minutes with eight episodes. 

Based on the memoirs of Gerald Durrellthe animal-loving youngest member of the clan, the series stars Keeley Hawes as the plucky widowed mother, Louisa Durrell; Josh O'Connor as her eldest son, Lawrence, who is destined to become a famous novelist; Callum Woodhouse as the hapless sportsman, Leslie; Daisy Waterstone as the lovelorn teen, Margo; and Milo Parker as Gerald. The bohemian Durrells fit right in with the light-hearted Greeks — except when they disastrously don’t.

MASTERPIECE: THE DURRELLS IN CORFU SEASON 3” is a Sid Gentle Films Ltd/MASTERPIECE coproduction, based on the Corfu Trilogy by Gerald Durrell. It is written by Simon Nye, directed by Roger Goldby and Niall MacCormick, and produced by Christopher Hall. The executive producers are Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, and Simon Nye for Sid Gentle Films Ltd and Rebecca Eaton for MASTERPIECE on PBS."


Winner of 86 Primetime Emmys® and 16 Peabody Awards, MASTERPIECE has been essential Sunday night viewing for millions of fans since 1971. Rebecca Eaton is the executive producer of the series. Funding for MASTERPIECE is provided by Viking and Farmers Insurance® with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The MASTERPIECE Trust. Presented on PBS by WGBH Boston, MASTERPIECE is known for recent hits such as SherlockDownton Abbey andVictoria, and beloved classics such as Upstairs DownstairsPrime SuspectThe Forsyte Saga and Poldark.

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Street Date: October 16, 2018
Genre: Drama
Run Time: Approximately 384 minutes on 2 discs
SRP: DVD, $39.99
Format: DVD & Digital Download

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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