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Review: Howards End – Episode 4

The final episode of the BBC's Howards End raced to its conclusion, leaving both us and its characters in quiet reflection. Much has changed since the chaotic London house of the Shlegels in the beginning of the story, as oldest sister Margaret now spends her days in a rich stately home (West Wycombe House provides the setting), compromising daily with her boorish husband Henry. Helen, meanwhile, has vanished to Germany, refusing to speak to her family. Tibby is the only…

Review: Howards End – Episode 3

After some packed episodes, Howards End dropped its pace ever so slightly for episode three, turning its focus onto the key themes of inequality and self. Spoilers ahead, but self is exactly what one character is losing, as Margaret Schlegel finds herself drawn ever closer into the wealthy life of family patriarch Henry Wilcox. His proposal to her is something of a mystery. When it's accepted, his first steps are to 'discuss business', rather than take a romantic stroll around…

Review: Howards End – Episode 2

Episode two of Howards End flew past in record style, to the point where I had to check my watch for the time. It's a mark of the strength of the Hettie Macdonald's directing and Kenneth Lonergan's writing that these episodes are so engrossing. They certainly don't feel like the 55-minute running time. This episode begins with a big reveal (spoilers, obviously), as Ruth Wilcox's final note before her death bequeaths the family home Howards End to Margaret Schlegel. Margaret…

Review: Howards End – Episode 1

Lost In Drama has returned from hiatus! Did I miss much? Just kidding, I really pick my moments because it's only been a couple weeks and all this came out - Howards End, Peaky Blinders, Mudbound, Alias Grace and 1922. I would cry 'help!' but I'll just get started on the one I was most looking forward to. I'll be releasing the first three Howard's End episode reviews over the next few days as I get caught up. The BBC's…