- Period drama
Not really. The Hour was fantastic. Plus if we’re being pedantic, every drama is a period drama as they all take place in a specific time (I have the same issue with contemporary being used as a synonym for modern)
Unless you’re talking about issues with your good lady in which case I’ll move swiftly along.Posted 4 years agoMSPSubscriber
Adaptation’s of classic novels are generally pants, Jane Austin and those trying to imitate Jane Austin should be cast into the pits of hell. I tend to avoid anything that would be classed as a “costume drama”. It has got to the point where the BBC seem to think that if it involves the cast dressing up in 18th and 19th century costumes then it must be quality.
But some can be OK, ripper street was quite watchable.Posted 4 years agomonkey_boyMember
another hater here, i still have the nightmares from somehow being in ‘top set’ in english in school and having to read pride and ****ing prejudice and write an essay on it…. a whole year spent dissecting the total b*lox that it was!!
if there was ever a time machine i’d be at the front of the queue and go back and make sure jane austin was never born.Posted 4 years ago
monkey_boy – I had to do that ****ing god-awful ****ing book at school too. I learned to loathe it with a passion I normally only reserve for Tory MP’s. And it’s the main reason for my utter visceral hatred of all period drama
People say its a literary classic. Bollox! Its just Hollyoaks written a couple of hundred years agoPosted 4 years agomuddydwarfSubscriber
Parades End was excellent, a really well acted and well written piece that brought home the changing ethos of British society at a pivotal point in history.
As a WoTR re-enactor i really wanted the White Queen to be good, but written by that self-publicising trollop Phillipa Gregory i knew it would be awful and i wasn’t disappointed.
It was terrible, Edward IV and Warwick were the richest men in England yet were wearing armour a common billman would have been embarrassed to be seen in. Clothes from the C17th, armour from the C12th, rococo furnishings from the C18th and even one woman wearing a hairstyle from the bloody C19th Regency period!
How that bloody woman has the gall to describe herself as a ‘respected historian’ i can’t fathom, she has no qualifications in the subject.Posted 4 years ago
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