Hello, everyone. Welcome back to my blog. 🙂
Today I’m here to present to you… The Misselthwaite Archives! First of all, I can’t believe I didn’t find out about this one earlier. You know I love webseries!
The Misselthwaite Archives, or #MisselArch for short (This is actually their hashtag, by the way) are a modern adaptation of The Secret Garden, a book written by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It’s a webseries, combined with images and vignettes that help you to grasp the story in a fuller way.
It features Mary Lennox (played wonderfully by Sophie Gibson), a recently orphaned 17 year old teenager with some issues. She believes all her problems are due to her parents. (I believe so, as well). Even before her parents died, they had sent her to therapy because her grades had dropped. Her psychiatrist, Fiona Burnett (played by Lauren Crowe-Mueller) initially diagnoses her with apathy or anhedonia (the inability to experience pleasure). After her parents die in a car accident, Mary moves to her uncle Art’s house, but doesn’t actually live with him (he travels a lot.. and posts angry Yelp reviews afterwards!), but with his sister Sarah Medlock.
Sarah, then, gets Mary an unusually enthusiastic tutor named Phoebe (Played by Jack Wells), who tells her the story of this garden. (Well, The Secret Garden must be named after something, right?)
The story is just starting to develop, really, and it actually looks really good. I have not read The Secret Garden (And probably won’t until I finish watching the show. I want to be surprised :D) I love the acting, and the writing. Some of it is really funny…
This version of Mary kind of reminds me of Rose Hathaway from the Vampire Academy, with her wonderful one liners and how you know she is actually smart and has a heart under all of that sassy self. She has her reasons to be that way. She had to protect herself.
The vignettes and other multimedia (That you can also help submit) usually tell you more about the characters than what they would actually want to tell you on screen. I also absolutely love that they shoot outside. While they sometimes use the vlogging style, The Misselthwaite Archives sometime uses beautiful scenery that we, the public, would absolutely miss if it wasn’t used.
If you want to watch the wonderful thing that is #MisselArch, you can:
- Visit their Tumblr HERE.
- Visit their producer’s Twitter HERE.
- Visit their producer’s Instagram HERE.
It updates on Wednesdays and Fridays! (I already know that I will be impatiently waiting for the next episode to be posted :3)
Well, I guess this is it. I really hope you give it a chance. For me, it was basically love at first watch. I hope you join us in this journey that’s about to get even better. 🙂