Desperate Romantics

2009, TV Show

A six-part drama based on the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a revolutionary 19th-century group of English artists.

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Season 1, Episode 4
While Hunt is far away in the Holy Land, Fred sets out to fulfil his promise to look after Annie and prevent her from getting up to mischief. But Annie proves too hot to handle: before Fred knows what's what, she has seduced him. Rossetti, meanwhile, receives an encouraging visit from Ruskin who, with Millais no longer on his books, is looking for a new protege.

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Season 1, Episode 6
Rossetti and Lizzie return from their honeymoon ready to settle into conventional married life. However, Millais soon proposes the idea of an artistic colony for the Brotherhood and their wives. Meanwhile, Hunt sets out to win back Annie Miller, hoping to persuade her to move into the colony, and Fred is brutally honest with Lizzie with devastating consequences.

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Season 1, Episode 5
Rossetti and Lizzie revel in their new-found status and wealth, acquired courtesy of Ruskin's generous patronage. Swept up in a whirlwind of late-night partying and debauchery, they forget about their art, leaving Ruskin less than impressed.

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 8/18/2009

Season 1, Episode 3
The youngest and most talented member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, John Millais, delights in having landed the influential John Ruskin as his new patron. However, he soon realises that this patronage comes at a price when it becomes clear that he is expected to sleep with Ruskin's wife. Rossetti only sees the benefits of his friend's predicament but Millais is torn.

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Premiered: July 21, 2009, on BBC Two
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A six-part drama based on the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a revolutionary 19th-century group of English artists.

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