I’m a bad former English major. I’m not a fan of Dickens. Not a fan of reading his work, at least. I find it hard to slog through his novels (though I did enjoy Great Expectations), so I don’t read most of his works, and I haven’t read The Old Curiosity Shop. This recap will, therefore, be entirely based on what’s on screen, not what’s in the book or how the book translates to the screen. I’m not sure I can promise the same for Great Expectations when that airs, but we’ll see how that goes when we get there.