Thursday, January 31, 2013

Period Drama Tag

Here at the end of the first month of the Period Drama Challenge, Miss Laurie has asked a few questions that I'm going to answer quickly

1. What period dramas have you watched in January? 

To Have and Have Not (1944) and Rebecca (1979).  I've also watched half of the 2005 Pride and Prejudice, but my copy quit working!  So irritating.  That'll have to be saved for later, I guess.

2. Do you prefer period dramas peppered with humor or laced with dark emotions?

Both!  Sometimes in the same movie.  On a whole, I prefer drama over comedy, but mostly because a lot of comedies just don't fit my personal tastes.  Something that mixes the two is most delightful.

3. What was the first period drama miniseries (two episodes or longer) that you ever watched? 

Ever in my life?  Most likely The Blue and the Gray -- I can't actually remember the first time I saw it.

4. How many Jane Austen adaptations have you seen? 

Five:  Pride and Prejudice (1940), Sense and Sensibility (1995), Pride and Prejudice (1995), Emma (1996), Pride and Prejudice (2005).

5. What period drama, that you haven't seen before, are you most looking forward to seeing in the future?

The King's Speech -- I'm planning to see it next month, at long last!


  1. How frustrating that you didn't get to finish Pride and Prejudice (2005)! Not my favorite, but I plan to watch it again for my next review. I am in love with Pemberley, and they filmed at still my heart! I highly recommend The King's Speech, and not just because of Colin Firth being Colin Firth. It was really good.

    1. SO frustrating! But it was a used copy I bought for $1 at a yard sale, so I can't complain too much. Plus, I just looked on Amazon, and it's on sale there for only $5! Totally picking up a new copy. I needed to order my husband's Valentine's Day present anyway. I see that the 1995 is only $10 right now, so mayyyyyybe I'll buy that too, if I need a boost to get free shipping ;-)

    2. Oh shoot, wasn't I going to send you my copies? Too late now?

    3. No, no, not too late at all! You were sending me the Colin Firth version -- this is the Keira Knightley version. I don't have the Colin Firth version yet. If you meet up with Cowboy this month, you could give it to him then.

    4. Didn't I have both to give you? Must go check. If I have both, I'll send them with Cowboy, definitely.

    5. Did you have both? I thought someone gave you the Colin Firth version, and you were going to stream the Keira Knightley version from Netflix or something. Anyway, I ordered a new copy of the latter.


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