Sunday, February 20, 2011

Don't you love period pieces?


Anna Maxwell Martin and David Morrissey.
See you at 9pm sharp!
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9 comments:

Madame DeFarge said...

Another opportunity to swoon at Mr Morrissey. What a delight. I shall be paying close attention.

Pat said...

Madame D: hope you liked it. I shall keep watching although there was a lot of deja vu and the character of the lascivious counsellor was laid on with a trowel. I must go back to the book.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Ooh, yes, I love those period pieces. I can get lost in them, especially on rainy days.

Z said...

I did watch it, but I'm not sure it'll hold my attention, it seemed a bit formulaic. So much of it seems anachronistic too - if I knew that it had all been in the book (which I haven't read) I'd be more forgiving than if it's been mucked about with. I do know that the local landed gentry, however impoverished, would have spoken RP and not Yorkshire. I'm not saying a thing against a local accent, just that it's the sort of inaccuracy that grates.

Penelope Wilton can do no wrong at any time, however. Lovely to see her on the screen.

Pat said...

GG: and there is a dearth of watchable drama just now.

Z: there are echoes of Jane Eyre, Rebecca, James Herrriot and just about every good book and film popular in the forties and fifties.
I really must read it again to check my facts but I think the hero was a farmer who married into gentry, so his accent would be correct.
I'm in it for the love story:)
But I do find the Huggins bit offensive.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

We don't have this here yet---But I am hoping we will. I just watched the 2nd episode of "ANY HUMAN HEART", last night...They show it here in hour and a half chuncks, so there is one more Episode to go. Very well done...! Have you seen this Pat?

Pat said...

Naomi: yea - I had forgotten the title but I now remember - I did enjoy it.

Kim Ayres said...

I sat through it because Maggie was enjoying it while snuggled into me on the sofa and I didn't want to disturb her. But I didn't begin to feel involved until the last 10 minutes or so

Pat said...

Kim: yes that was where there was just a hint of Mr Rochester's hidden secret.