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@stuheritage Wed 10 Jan 2018 15.10 GMT Last modified on Wed 10 Jan 2018 22.00 GMT
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Finally a version of Les Misérables where Anne Hathaway won’t win an Oscar for synchronising the popping of her snot bubbles to the crescendo of I Dreamed a Dream … So wild horses couldn’t stop me from watching this new Les Misérables series. I don’t care that Liam Neeson already made a musicless version in 1998 and there have been dozens of other Master of the House-free adaptations of the novel before. It means I’ll finally get to experience a modern version of the story that doesn’t give me a cluster migraine. A version where Russell Crowe won’t look into the camera, pull a face that makes him look like he’s trying to digest something terrible and then maliciously release a harrowing infrasonic frequency into the universe. A version where Anne Hathaway won’t win an Oscar for synchronising the popping of her snot bubbles to the crescendo of I Dreamed a Dream. It’s not the ideal version of Les Mis – that would be a three-second clip of a Frenchman with a messy face saying: “Cor, stealing candlesticks is a bad idea innit?” – but times are hard and we need to take what we can get.