|We strive towards a larger goal... those little games don't count at all!|
The picture placed strategically above these words has nothing to do with this post. It simply informs the world that I have zero interest in football, a fact which you probably already knew, but I had to include that picture here because I burst out laughing every time I see it. (I am told that the Crows won the Super Bowl. Or maybe it was the Rooks. Some kind of large, flappy, ugly birds. Whatever.)
At any rate, today I shall be answering the lovely Miss Laurie's Period Drama Challenge tag questions. I signed up to participate in the PDC about a month ago, and the idea is simple: choose a certain number of period dramas to watch between January and July, and review each one. They don't have to be films you've never seen before, but they do have to be films you've never reviewed before. I chose to do 10 films, and though I haven't done any reviews yet (cough...) I'm participating in the tag because it looks fun.
1. What period dramas have you watched in January?
Jeeves and Wooster (season four), Lark Rise to Candleford (season one, almost done) and North and South (the whole thing).
2. Do you prefer period dramas peppered with humor or laced with dark emotions?
A combination of both. Humor is always good ("TAKE IT, EAT IT") but I like a bit of drama
3. What was the first period drama miniseries (two episodes or longer) that you ever watched?
Pride and Prejudice (1995). I saw Anne of Green Gables long before that, but I'm not sure if that one really counts.
4. How many Jane Austen adaptations have you seen?
Nine. P&P95, Sense and Sensibility (both recent versions), Persuasion (both recent versions), Mansfield Park (1983), Northanger Abbey (2007), Emma (1996 Miramax) and Emma (2009 BBC). Oh, and I've seen the Wishbone episode "Pup Fiction" which is based on Northanger Abbey, but I don't suppose that counts.
5. What period drama, that you haven't seen before, are you most looking forward to seeing in the future?
Ivanhoe (1982). My sister and I are planning to watch it next Saturday... I haven't read the book yet, but she has, and I know the basic story, and-- forget all that. ANTHONY ANDREWS AND OLIVIA HUSSEY.
In other news...
Jessica is hosting a Literary Valentine contest over at her blog this week, and since I can't resist such things, I made a wee Les-Mis-themed entry. I thought about making a Jane Austen card, but decided that I had more opportunity for humor with Enjolras, so... here ya go.
Yes, well, the poor chap's not the romantic sort. (Kudos to people who can identify Patria.)
And to top it all off, Kellie is hosting her third annual Literary Heroine Blog Party! This will be my third year participating (the first year was when I had a private blog) and I'm quite excited. Do hop over to her blog and take a peek at the festivities from February 16-28!