Little Men - Louisa May Alcott series

From Wikipedia:
Little Men was a television series that first aired on November 1998 on the PAX TV Network and then in Canada on CTV in January 1999. Filmed in Pickering, Canada at the Claremont Conservation Area, with joint production from the United States, the show is set as a continuation from the 1871 Louisa May Alcott novel Little Men as a follow-up to Little Women. Due to low ratings, the show was cancelled after 2 seasons.

Synopsis:
The show opens in Concord, Massachusetts one month after the death of Jo's husband, Fritz Bhaer. Josephine Bhaer (Michelle Burke, now Michelle Rene Thomas) must take over the Plumfield School, a school in the barn on the Bhaer property, once taught by her husband. As she tries to adjust to the pressures to find a new teacher, a merchant marine Nick Riley (Spencer Rochfort) enters the scene to act as a caretaker of the school. Franz (Robin Dunne), Jo's nephew, must take over teaching the class of young teens, notably Dan (Corey Sevier), Nat (Trevor Blumas), Emil (Alex Cambell), Nan (Brittney Irvin) and Bess (Rachel Skarsten). The show follows the children's adventures at Plumfield, as well as the blossoming relationship between Jo and Nick. Appearances by the other living March sisters, Meg (Jennifer Wigmore) and Amy (Amy Price-Francis) ground the plot as another chapter in the continuing saga of the March girls of Little Women.

Cast of characters:
Jo March, Nick Riley, Amy Lawrence, Franz Bhaer, Bess Lawrence
Nat Blake, Nan Harding, Dan Maddison, Meg Brooke, Laurie Lawrence

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5 comments:

  1. Bhaer looks too youg... He should be almost 50. :P

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  2. Shoujofan,
    Franz Bhaer is Jo's nephew in the series, not Friedrich Bhaer, her deceased husband.

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  3. FYI: Last time I checked (a couple months ago), this series was available for instant viewing on Netflix.

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  4. Anon,
    Yes someone mentioned that! Great for Americans how will have access however not so lucky for the rest of us.

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  5. They killed off Prof. Bauer?? Little Bess is a teenager?? Good heavens, where was any sense of literary accuracy and respect?

    I've never seen this, but was curious about it and had hopes - now, I don't want to see it. Killing off Friedrich, indeed!

    Susan in Ky

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