A miniseries on HBO based on the four-part series of novels by Ford Madox Ford, Parade's End delves deep into the tumultuous period of 1912-1919: the birth of modernism, World War I and women's suffrage. Plus, a juicy love triangle. Enter Christopher Tietjens, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, a protagonist firmly rooted in the customs of the past, to his detriment. To help usher him into the present, he marries Sylvia, his sassy, mischievous wife played by Rebecca Hall, and Valentine, a young suffragette who steals his heart. With this brilliantly rendered adaptation, Tom Stoppard proves that no matter how 'modern' society may become, some things are good enough to be timeless.
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