War & Peace

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War & Peace

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Mondays, 9:00 PM EST on Lifetime/History/A&E
Tracked 1,126 Times
1 Seasons, 4 Episodes
120 Minutes
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A thrilling tale of love, war, and family, War and Peace is widely considered the greatest novel ever written. Set against in the backdrop of Napoleon's invasion of Russia, War & Peace is the ultimate story of passion and romance, scandal and deceit, following the rise and fall of fortunes of five aristocratic families - The Bezukhovs, Bolkonskys, Rostovs, Kuragins, and Drubetskoys - all jockeying for top position in the waning days of imperial Russia. The dashing Andrei Bolkonsky (James Norton) yearns for glory of war, but finds only heartbreak and disillusionment, which may be cured by the lovely young Natasha Rostov (Lily James), who desperately needs to marry well to save her family from financial ruin. Meanwhile, Pierre Bezukhov (Paul Dano) suddenly finds himself in possession of great wealth at the mercy of fortune hunters eager to take advantage of his naiveté.

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by Mara Caibo

Jan 19, 2016 6:47 PM EST

If you enjoy a good period drama like Downton Abbey and have loved Pride and Prejudice you will find War and Peace extremely satisfying. Good acting, amazing settings and costumes, tremendous care of historical details for jet a very modern and fresh version of Tolstoj novel. Don't expect something boring: you'll finish the episode without even realizing it!

by jenla

Feb 09, 2016 4:24 AM EST

Make no mistake, this is no Downton Abbey. If you love a period drama with a true historical background that isn't dragged out, you will love this! Tolstoy loves tragedy and oh boy, does he twist the knife.
He will make your most loveable characters go through quite a few tragic twists of death, public disgrace and manipulation before finally finding where they belong. Just as grand as the series itself is the music composed to accompany Tolstoy's War and Peace. I'd almost say that it was possibly the best music composition for TV in recent years.