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At first I was going to skip the whole thing because the BBC changed the location from my beloved Paris to Northern England (no offence to any of my Brit friends). But it works. I guess it was easier than having all the actors use a French accent.
I adore Zola. I began reading the novels because most of the stories take place in Paris. I guess that's as good a reason as any. Same for Balzac, Victor Hugo......well, almost everything I read.
All this to say even though they took Paris out of the story, I'm still addicted to the series. I can understand a bit of artistic license. HOWEVER, I will NEVER watch "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" if they switch the location to South Bend, Indiana and Quasimodo wears a football helmet.