1. What's your favorite Period Drama movie?
It's also my favorite movie of all time: The Man from Snowy River (1982), which is set in the Australian Outback sometime in the Victorian era, I'm guessing 1890s. I've reviewed the film here, and also wrote about it here.
2. What's your favorite Period Drama series?
The Granada Sherlock Holmes starring Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes, and first David Burke and then Edward Hardwicke as Dr. Watson. It is beautifully done -- such attention to detail, such love for the original stories! And Brett is by far the most Holmes-like Holmes I have ever seen.
3. Which Period Drama do you dislike the most?
I don't know? I don't keep track of movies and shows I dislike, really. Hmmm. Thinking. Okay, I really don't like The Wild Bunch (1969) at all, so let's go with that.
4. Anne of Green Gables or Little Dorrit?
Anne! Always Anne.
5. Your favorite Period Drama dresses?
I love just about every dress in White Christmas (1954), especially these:
6. Who's your favorite Period Drama character? (Okay, pick at least five)
Sherlock Holmes, as portrayed by Jeremy Brett in the aforementioned Granada series, Nicholas Rowe in The Young Sherlock Holmes (1985), and Benedict Cumberbatch in the BBC's Sherlock (2010-) (Yes, I know the latter is not a period drama, but it IS one of my favorite portrayals, and I must include him).
Jane Eyre, as portrayed both by Zelah Clarke (1983) and Ruth Wilson (2006).
Robin Hood, as portrayed by Errol Flynn (1938), Richard Todd (1952), and the animated version voiced by Brian Bedford (1973).
Zorro/Diego, as portrayed by Tyrone Power (1940), Guy Williams (1957-59), and Duncan Regehr (1990-93).
The Lone Ranger/John Reid, as portrayed by Clayton Moore in the TV series (1949-57) and Armie Hammer in the new film (2013).
7. If you could join a royal ball, which dress would you wear? (Pick a Period Drama dress)
Since it is my life's ambition to be a fairy godmother, I choose this dress from Cinderella (2015):
8. What's your favorite Jane Austen movie?
Emma (1996), with Gwyneth Paltrow. It's one of my less-favorite Austen novels, but man alive, do I love that movie.
9. Downton Abbey or Call the Midwife?
I've seen like 5 eps of Downton Abbey and none of Call the Midwife, so... neither.
10. Sybil Crawley, Jenny Lee, Emma Woodhouse or Marian of Knighton?
Even though she's probably my least-favorite Austen heroine, I'm gonna have to go with Emma Woodhouse on this one. What I've seen of DA hasn't impressed me with Sybil (though I liked her better than Mary), and if we're talking the Marian from the BBC Robin Hood, I'm honestly not a fan of her either. Haven't seen Jenny Lee, so yup, going with Emma.
11. Which couples of a Period Drama do you like the most? (Pick at least four)
Jane Eyre (Zelah Clarke) and Edward Rochester (Timothy Dalton) of Jane Eyre (1983).
Anne Shirley (Megan Follows) and Gilbert Blythe (Jonathon Crombie) of Anne of Green Gables (1985).
John Thornton (Richard Armitage) and Margaret Hale (Daniela Denby-Ashe) of North & South (2004).
Ringo (John Wayne) and Dallas (Claire Trevor) of Stagecoach (1939).
12. And last, which Period Drama villain do you like the most?
So here's the thing... I almost never *like* villains. I mean, I can count on one hand the villains I actually like. Happily, some of them are actually from period dramas! Including my favorite, namely Ben Wade (Glenn Ford) from 3:10 to Yuma (1957), which I reviewed here.
Okay, this doesn't say you need to tag anyone, but I'm going to tag a few people because I'm curious to see their answers:
Annie of The Western Desk
Birdie of Lady of the Manor
Cordy of Write on, Cordy!
DKoren of Sidewalk Crossings
Eva of Coffee, Classics, and Craziness
Heidi of Along the Brandywine
Kara of Flowers of Quiet Happiness
Miss March of Sunshiny Corner
Rose of An Old-Fashioned Girl
Quiggy of The Midnite Drive-In (but you don't have to choose a ball gown -- maybe men's formalwear instead?)
Play if you want to! (And if I didn't tag you and you want to play, go ahead!)