Zomg.  This French “Monte Cristo” is even worse than I remembered.  I approached it with as close to an open mind as I possibly could, but my word it’s awful.  It’s timed like a BBC drama from the 80s.  Lots of lingering shots of carriages pulling up to doorways and people going up staircases.

And that’s not even getting in to the fact that they seem to be MAKING UP THE PLOT as they go along.  The characters are all wrong, the story is all fucked up, and it’s painfully long and drawn out.  I don’t think I can bear to make myself sit through the second disc.  French people, wtf.  You totally ruined your chance to make something decent.