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Perfection in Period Drama!,
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This review is from: Lark Rise to Candleford: Season 1 (DVD)
I was searching amazon for a new period drama, found this one, and decided to purchase it based on the reviews and the quality of actors -- including Julia Sawalha (Pride & Prejudice and Cranford), Brendan Coyle (North & South), Ben Miles (The Forsyte Saga), Dawn French and Claudie Blakely. I was not disappointed. It was absolutely fabulous and I didn't want it to end. In fact, I've watched it a second time since purchasing it a month ago. I cannot wait until they release series two in the U.S. (it's already available in Europe). If you're thinking of buying it, don't hesitate. It's well worth the $42, ranking up there with P&P, N&S, Cranford, The Forsyte Saga, Sense & Sensibility (Emma Thompson version, which I happen to like better than the recent Andew Davies version), Emma (Gwyneth Paltrow version), Persuasion (Amanda Root version), etc. (I love period drama and own just about every one released). What better way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon? Enjoy!
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Initial post: Nov 8, 2009 4:26:52 PM PST
Harold Wolf says:
I agree with what you wrote, and we own the entire period movie list you mentioned plus dozens and dozens more. Period DVDs are fantastic and British are often the best. Ta.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2009 8:42:33 PM PST
I wholeheartedly agree -- period dramas are fantastic (so much more entertaining than most of what's on commercial TV) and no one does them as well as the BBC! It's so nice to see a man who enjoys period drama. Your wife is lucky! I'd love to find a middle-aged single man who feels the same. If you know of any, send them my way! : ) Eileen
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