Lark Rise to Candleford: The Complete Collection
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I discovered this engaging series about a year ago and was entirely thrilled to have stumbled upon it. I couldn't watch every episode of the first three seasons fast enough and then promptly watched every show once more at a more leisurely and enjoyable pace. I couldn't wait for season four to arrive this year and have recently seen every episode once (and I'm about to watch them all again for the second satisfying time). I'm glad that many storyline threads were wrapped up quite nicely at the end, but still wish this series had continued through the few more seasons that it was meant to be in the first place. (Could fans bring this back in any way any time soon - either side of the pond - maybe a co-production?!)
Adorned with lovely late Victorian dresses and details, complete with wonderful actors and their perfect performances, abounding with cute and quirky characters running the gamut from silly to snarky to sweet: this series of episodes (in basically three and a half seasons) offers plenty of thought-provoking and interesting themes while it evokes smiles, laughter and even some tears (at least to the sensitive of heart).
The women I know who have seen it have loved it like I do, and even some men I know have watched and enjoyed it too. This series is certainly family fare. There is plenty to think about...Read more ›
As the previous reviewer eloquently said, it is excellent family viewing, but ONLY because it's naturally wholesome, clever, fun, beautifully shot (the cinematography is truly breathtaking -- each frame looks like a painting from this period), handsomely scored, and all of those other attributes she mentioned -- it doesn't "try" too hard to fit into the family genre -- it just naturally fits. So much of "family entertainment" seems like it was put together by a committee who are very fickle and trendy, as if the committee's #1 goal and bottom line was to ensure to appeal to the "flavor of the month" themes in entertainment (Where's the originality in that?). THIS show, on the other hand, was clearly written by those who recognize the enduring and universal themes of family, friends, community, love, and basically, the things that make a memorable, good story -- the kind of story that brings you back for more.
The acting is superb. The Brits seem to have this natural ability encoded in their genome. You don't even feel like you're watching good actors -- you feel like you're a fly on the wall watching REAL people with real emotions, real interactions, real losses, real senses of humor, real relationships...oh, it's so refreshing.Read more ›
Sets 1,2 & 3 sell for 30.99 with 4 at 26.49 for a total of:
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English country life could never have been as poetic, pictorial, and enchanting as this dramatization of the lives of those living in and around the two 1880's towns of Lark Rise and Candleford. Even the DVD's music puts a sanguine sugarcoating on the period. All of this is to the delight of the viewer of this masterfully done TV series sure to endear any North American who has a tender video heart toward Victorian Britain. Each episode has multiple plots so it is impossible to break down the episodes into short summaries. And with carryover from one episode to another, it's more like moving to Lark Rise or Candleford and living with the good people (and the bad). A delightful scenic experience even Disney has never matched. Every emotion you have ever felt in your past will be repeated sometime throughout this English town saga.
Subtitled. It is romance, nostalgia, saga, suspense, drama, well...it's a cornucopia of viewing that is not to be missed. It continues with a great and large nucleus cast, but the stories and depth of characters grow with the show's movement. Darling Laura Timmins (Olivia Hallinan), Lark Rise born, was sent to Candleford to learn the trade of postmistress. She is the spark caught between the two towns (sometimes world's different.) Her mentor is Dorcas (Julia Sawalha.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I knew I would want to share with my family and look forward to hours of enjoyment.......for the whole family.Published 8 days ago by Brenda Adams
Boring. Boring story boring acting. Give me Broadchurch or Downton Abbey.Published 25 days ago by R. D. Mackenzie
Fell in love with this series from episode 1. So happy to snag it at a great price. Will watch it over and over.Published 2 months ago by MissBibaf
we cannot wait to see the whole series again!! we now have the complete set and I know we will enjoy every moment of it. the packaging of this article was excellent. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
An absolute delight like a walk down a country lane to meet old friends...enjoyed every minute and so sad that it was over...thank you all very muchPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Unfortunately when the last season kicked in the writers pooped out. However, the beginning years are priceless.Published 2 months ago by E Dee Monnen
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|How many seasons are there???? I got 4 in my "Complete Collection"||
Just 4 seasons, this is from Wikipedia: It was announced on 22 January 2011 that the show would not be returning for a fifth series, despite impressive ratings. This decision led to many viewers complaining, prompting BBC One controller Danny Cohen to say, "Lark Rise to Candleford has been a... Read More
Jun 4, 2014 by Eric Scott | See all 3 posts
|Bring it back||
Wonderful series but suddenly stopped, without a coherent ending. I am expecting to see the story to continue and finally have an ending!
Sep 15, 2013 by Angela Greiffenstein | See all 5 posts
|Aspect ration. Widescreen?||
Box says 16:9 Enhanced, so yes, widescreen enhanced to fit your HDTV.
Jun 4, 2014 by Eric Scott | See all 2 posts
Not sure if they've been edited, but each episode runs approx. 50 - 52 minutes.
Jun 4, 2014 by Eric Scott | See all 2 posts
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