Arguably, the most authentic adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's classic novel. Toby Stephens hones the sardonic misanthropy of Rochester with finesse, Ruth Wilson captures the depth beneath the surface of Jane. A TV-series length lends itself to the breadth of the novel that other feature film versions lack. Whilst the cinematography and score is functional, the narrative arc is exposited with a gracious verve.
I don't like the story of Jane Eyre because she is one of my least favorite literary characters of all time. Jane is dopey, prudish, and overall annoying. Ruth Wilson was also annoying and dopey, so she played it well! I was equally frustrated with her as I was with Jane in the book! Bravo! God I hate this story!