Masterpiece, Sanditon, Season 3
PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):
Sundays at 9 PM beginning March 19
Mondays at 3 AM beginning March 20
Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):
Sundays at 1 PM beginning March 26
Jane Austen’s last, incomplete novel gets a glorious finish in the third and final season of “Sanditon.” Set amid the romantic intrigues of an English seaside resort in the early 1800s, the six-part series has been called “a balmy retreat” (Salon), “lush and fun” (New York Times), and “perfect escapist fare” (Indiewire).
True to themes from other Austen novels, the first two seasons raised and dashed various matrimonial prospects for the heroines, played by Rose Williams and Crystal Clarke. Williams appears as Charlotte Heywood, a young woman from the country whom fate has thrust into the social scene in Sanditon, which is vying to become the go-to spa for fashionable aristocrats and gentry. Charlotte has attracted the attention of some of Sanditon’s most eligible bachelors—among them the enigmatic Alexander Colbourne, a landowner with a mysterious past.