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  • Vanity: Period Drama Review – The Black Velvet Gown (1991)

    01/26/2021 3:23:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 26, 2021 | Me
    Disclaimer: I did not read the Catherine Cookson novel that is the source material. I was just wasting time on YouTube when this complete upload of a TV miniseries came up on the recommended list. After some checking out some brief clips, I decided to invest the hour and 45 minutes and watch it. One thing I immediately noticed in the beginning was most of the characters have Northern English accents. The setting is in County Durham close to Newcastle during the early Victorian era. I believe the term for the accent from that region is Geordie. One of the...
  • Vanity: Period Drama Review – My Cousin Rachel 2017

    01/24/2021 2:40:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 24, 2020 | Me
    Disclaimer: I have not read the Daphne du Maurier novel this is based on. My first encounter with the enchanting Rachel Weisz was playing at the age of 29 the spunky, and intelligent Miss Evelyn Carnahan from the 1999 movie “The Mummy”. At the age of 47, when she starred in this adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier novel, she is still a stunning and alluring woman. One can easily see a younger man falling for her. What is very interesting about this adaptation is how earthy it is. Phillip Ambrose definitely does not have the manners of a member...
  • Vanity: Period Drama Review – Belgravia (2020)

    01/19/2021 2:57:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 19, 2021 | Me
    Almost all of my period drama viewing is based on books from Austen during the Regency to the Edwardian E.M Forester. Given these are stories that say something about the human condition you do hope to extract something edifying. Then you have your books and period dramas that are analogous to grabbing a gallon of your favorite ice cream and just enjoying it as a guilty pleasure. Belgravia is an example of the second. I must admit when I saw the opening shot indicating we are in Brussels in 1815 I immediately paid attention. Yes, yes…they are going to re-create...
  • Vanessa Kirby and Katherine Waterston share a steamy kiss as they play lovers Tallie and Abigail in trailer for new film The World To Come [Lesbo Period Drama] [ed]

    01/16/2021 5:14:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2020 | Olivia Wheeler
    Vanessa Kirby and Katherine Waterston play lovers Tallie and Abigail in a new trailer released for their upcoming film The World To Come. In the clip, it sees Vanessa, 32, and Katherine, 40, as Tallie and Abigail share several steamy kisses as their characters fall in love and embark in a secret affair without their husbands knowing. The film is set on the American East Coast in the mid-19th century, where two neighbouring couples battle hardship and isolation, and is based upon Jim Shepard's 2017 novel of the same name.
  • Vanity: Period Drama Review -Amazon Prime’s Carnival Row

    01/10/2021 5:03:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 10, 2021 | Me
    I finished season 1 several weeks ago and it took me awhile to process this. I guess I will just have a list of what I enjoyed and did not enjoy: The Bad: Gratuitous Explicit Sex: There was so much bonking it was ridiculous. One would think with all the sex, including interspecies, some disease like syphilis would be spreading like wildfire. In this alternative universe of the Late Victorian era there is still no effective birth control as there are several characters whose dubious parentage plays a key role in the plot. On top of it, it strains credulity...
  • 10 English Period Dramas To Watch If You Like Netflix's Bridgerton: Netflix's Bridgerton has caused a stir amongst fans of the historical romance genre. For similar viewing experiences, here are other dramas to try.

    01/09/2021 5:45:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Screen Rant ^ | January 7, 2021 | Jake Dee
    The 19th-century English period drama Bridgerton, based on the series of bestselling novels written by Julia Quinn, has caused quite a stir among fans of the historical romance genre. Bridgerton refers to the large family navigating the high-society of England's lavish Regency Era. As young Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) comes of age and strikes up a romance when entering the marriage market, her life is forever changed. For similar cinematic experiences that deal with this historical age, scroll below.
  • Time To Start THE AMERICAN PARTY, Mr. Trump.

    01/08/2021 7:19:50 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 65 replies
    1/08/2020 | Nikos1121
    I'm switching parties today from GOP to Independent. IF and when President Trump starts a new party for us, (I am recommending that it's the American or Freedom Party), I will join in a heart beat. These dumb @ss leaders, Romney, McConnell, Graham etc. think they can negotiate with the democrats, and they think Biden will contain China and the rest of our enemies. These are the worst of times. I pray for the safety of our president. Like Christ 2000 years ago, he's been forsaken by those closest to him.
  • The Beginning of the End?

    01/07/2021 8:20:30 PM PST · by AJFavish · 71 replies
    January 7, 2021 | Allan J. Favish
  • 10 best period dramas of all time: From Downton Abbey to Pride and Prejudice

    01/05/2021 1:17:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 85 replies
    Harper's Bazaar ^ | January 4, 2021 | Ella Alexander
    There is something comforting about a period drama. Perhaps it's the escapism we're afforded by looking into an era we don't live in, or the aesthetic that's unfamiliar to our own - or maybe it's the lavish production that often accompanies period pieces, offering endless hours of dreaming and distraction. Whatever the reason for their appeal, costume dramas continue to beguile contemporary audiences, as proven with the recent popularity of Shonda Rhimes' Bridgerton.
  • Vanity: Period Drama Review - BBC Little Dorrit Mini-Series 2008

    01/03/2021 5:18:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 3, 2020 | Me
    I have watched this wonderful adaptation of the Dickens novel free for Amazon Prime members many times. You know this is going to be an experience from the opening sequence; one of the most well done I have ever seen. This was going to top notch as the screenplay was written by the King of the Period Drama Andrew Davies. As I mentioned before in regards to Dickens, you go on an emotional roller coaster. The Amazon version is seven episodes with a total run length of around 6 hours. The extended length allows the wide plethora of secondary characters...
  • Vanity: Period Drama Review - East Lynne - 1982

    01/01/2021 6:24:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 1, 2020 | Me
    I was on YouTube just wasting time before midnight to start the new year. As a side note, I am the Ebenezer Scrooge of New Year. I hate this "holiday" because I feel like I have to "celebrate" and the only thing I associate the night with is debauchery. I saw this period drama I have never heard of before pop up on recommended videos. Watching this appeared much more preferable to sitting on the couch listening to the Bidens and watching musicians I do not care one iota for. This period drama is "East Lynne" based on a novel...
  • Vanity: Period Drama Review - Return of the Native - 1994

    12/30/2020 2:57:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 30, 2020 | Me
    I remember seeing commercials for this adaptation of the Thomas Hardy classic, if me memory was right, on CBS. I thought it quite weird at the time that one of the the major broadcasters would even put a Brit period drama on a primetime slot when that was the exclusive purview of PBS. The novel does have a special place in my soul. When I first read it 30 years ago, I was awestruck by Hardy's introduction of the raven haired bewitching beauty Eustacia Vye. I have never read anything since that is as romantic and dramatic of an introduction...
  • 'Bridgerton’ meant to integrate period romances. So why is it so hard on Black women?

    12/28/2020 8:29:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 28, 2020 | Alyssa Rosenberg
    "Bridgerton,” the new series based on Julia Quinn’s romance novels and developed by hitmaker Shonda Rhimes and showrunner Chris Van Dusen for Netflix, is a Christmas cookie of a show — a sugary, sparkly treat that serves as a comfort in a grim winter. And in integrating the predominantly White world of romance novels by making some of Quinn’s characters Black, the show inadvertently provides a useful lesson for an entertainment industry struggling to meet viewers’ demands and corporate mandates for more diverse programming.
  • Tom Hanks’s ‘News Of The World’ Takes A Minimalist Approach To The Western

    12/28/2020 7:40:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 28, 2020 | Josh Shepherd
    Beautifully shot yet muted as a drama, ‘News of the World’ brings the post-Civil War Southwest to life in the unlikely journey of a lost girl and a jaded veteran who helps her find home. Ten years ago, auteur filmmaker brothers Joel and Ethan Coen brought a surprisingly sincere revisionist Western to the big screen over Christmas weekend. Out last weekend in theaters, “News of the World” offers a similar throwback film without quite the edge or mass appeal. The Coens’ 2010 take on “True Grit,” a remake of the John Wayne classic, followed a grizzled U.S. Marshal (Jeff Bridges)...
  • Vanity: Mini Period Drama Review: The Railway Children - 2000

    12/28/2020 3:47:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 28, 2020 | Me
    Maybe some of my Freeper acquaintances have noticed I have decided to just post items regarding period dramas from the Regency to Edwardian periods. To be totally honest, my psychological back broke weeks ago as I just have enough with the world we live in. My attitude is Let it Burn. So instead of joining a monastery, I decided to just focus on things that bring me joy. One aspect of that is I finally am taking advantage of my Amazon Prime status and am catching up on all the wonderful content available. Being interested in period dramas I have...
  • ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Demonstrates The Strength Of Friendship In Adversity [Spoiler Alert]

    11/19/2020 1:31:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 19, 2020 | Mitch Hall
    Netflix’s new limited series, “The Queen’s Gambit,” leads the site’s top ten most popular list for the third straight week since its late October premiere, making it one of the platform’s most-watched shows of 2020. This feat is all the more impressive considering the steep competition among streaming providers this year. Adapted from Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel and brought to life by veteran screenwriters Scott Frank and Allan Scott, the mini-series depicts the unexpectedly cutthroat world of 1960s chess against the lavish backdrop of the Cold War era, when chess boards were just another arena in which rival nations competed...
  • More Censorship of Tucker Carlson

    07/30/2020 10:32:37 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 21 replies
    Vanity ^ | 7/31/2020 | Oshkalaboomboom
    Yesterday I posted this thread about how I was unable to find Tucker Carlson videos on Youtube, something I had done for years with no problem, right after Tucker gave a monologue on Big Tech censorship and their attempts to swing the election to Joe Biden. Today, not only did I have trouble finding any videos, the one video I found had this
  • Portland Rioters Surround Car and Driver Shoots His Way Out

    07/11/2020 12:05:52 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JUL 11, 2020 1:50 PM EST | VICTORIA TAFT
    Every night for the past six weeks in Portland, Oregon, antifa and Black Lives Matter rioters, looters and vandals have turned what used to be a nice neighborhood in downtown into a war zone. Portlanders are sick of it. The police commissioner/mayor and the new BLM-approved police chief have done little about it. The Portland Police Officers Association held a scathing news conference, issuing a no-confidence throwdown to City Hall and begging elected officials to stop defending antifa. But next to nothing has been done by local Portland police.
  • Another episode of semi-lockdown blues stuff: foreign tv series I liked. subtitled. Police,war,weirds tuff

    05/29/2020 5:23:28 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    me again ^ | 5-29-20 | the young and studly dynachrome
    Some series I have enjoyed. Croatian,russkies,chinese,lord-knows-who or what.

    05/24/2020 12:28:16 AM PDT · by 7thson · 49 replies
    If any Freeper like this, it would be much appreciated to share it far and wide. Not only share it on the internet, but share it with people on the street. Thank you