I've been a fan of Victor Hugo's Les Misérables for many years -- the novel itself and the classic old black-and-white movie, stage musical and recent film musical made from it. Love the story, love the songs!
If you're not familiar with this sweeping epic of the human condition, sit down, have a few chips . . .
. . . and take a few minutes to decipher this condensed, but surprisingly accurate, summary of the plot. Emojis really are replacing words in our culture!
Believe me, it's a lot quicker to figure out that text message than it is to plow through Hugo's friggin' huge novel.
Les Misérables may be an unrelentingly grim tale of oppression and exploitation punctuated by short interludes of hope, but it can still inspire the unfortunates of today's world . . . .
And who doesn't love the soundtrack of that marvelous musical? So many awesome and memorable songs! How quickly they become earworms!
It's better watching the filmed version of the musical in the comfort of your own home, though . . .
. . . where no annoying people will be singing along with all the songs except for yourself!