The Forsyte Saga

Another Guilty Pleasure . . . The Forsyte Saga

I loved this series.  Yeah, yeah, I know it’s somewhat of a soap, but it has a little more depth than most.  It’s based on  books by Nobel Prize–winning English author John Galsworthy.  Who else has seen it?  I’d love to chat with someone about it.  There is one particular relationship in the story that intrigues me.

Here’s the summary taken from Wikipedia.  Oh, and at the  moment, this is free for Prime Members on Amazon streaming.


Chronicles the lives of three generations of the upper-middle-class British family, the Forsytes, from the 1870s to 1920.

The extended Forsyte family live a more than pleasant upper middle class life in Victorian and later Edwardian England. The two central characters are Soames Forsyte and his cousin Jolyon Forsyte. Soames is a solicitor, all proper and straight-laced. His love for the beautiful Irene is his only weakness as is his beautiful daughter Fleur. Jolyon is the opposite, a free-thinking artist who abandons his wife to live with his children’s nanny. Their lives and their children’s lives will intersect over 30 years bringing happiness to some and tragedy to others.

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