Little Women is one of those dramas that is excellent yet somehow misses the mark at the same time. You really need to see it to understand, but I will explain.
First, the cinematography is beautiful. There are so many scenes where the framing and the juxtaposition of the actors, background, etc, are just perfection. I think this is what really draws viewers in and makes you want to watch the drama regardless of what it's about. There are few shows that excel at cinematography, and this is one of them.