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But I can't stop! I can't remember the last time I got that obsessed over a Western TV show or the last time I shipped a couple so much. I mean! They finish each other's quotations and share eyerolls over the minister's insane Latin screeds and trade obscure facts. It's geek heaven. And their chemistry is insane and super-reserved Christopher totally smiles while looking at her, a genuine smile, and is actually at ease with her, which is super-rare for him. And they get each other ridiculously well even though they just met recently. And she tells him he is the coolest man (paraphrasing in 21st-century speak) she's ever met, and he is totally in love with her and anguished he can't be with her and basically it's better than 90% of romantic fiction I've been consuming recently. Who knew I'd go for a British show like a ton of bricks?



They meet again at the party. That little smile of his!











Their reaction to insane minister's ramblings about self-abuse in Latin...Don't ask.











Their chemistry is totally insane.











Lost in the fog. That whole sequence was amazing, but it's hard to get good caps out of night fogggy scenes. So have the almost kiss.





And his anguish that they finally found the way home.








And they both love horses and are quick on their feet in a crisis! Seriously, total OTP.








This was perfection. They talk - about his Yorkshire house but actually about a lot more.























She tells him he's the best man she's ever met.











And she leaves to go home, and he's left behind, having just gotten a telegram from Sylvia that she is coming back. And he totally is sobbing into the horse's neck. :( Seriously, :(


















Date: 2012-10-15 07:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirley huang (from livejournal.com)
Downloading all 5 episodes of Parade's End! I've always been a sucker for BBC miniseries...the way they do romance is just so pure and spine tingling! One of my all-time faves is North and South...so perfect!

Date: 2012-10-15 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
"Look back at me"

Ah, N&S

Date: 2012-10-16 01:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] your-insomnia.livejournal.com
This looks amazing!!!! Thank you for the heads up.

Date: 2012-10-17 10:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yay! Enjoy!

Date: 2012-10-23 07:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] algelic.livejournal.com
All their scenes were crackling with chemistry. Like two lost souls finding their soulmate.

The fog scene was unbelievably beautiful. The type of scene that must look magical in a novel but is so hard to adapt to film and they succeeded beautifully.

And the scene in those last caps... when he says goodbye to her and then hugs the horse and cries? It broke my heart. Because he has a loveless marriage and a bleak life, but never realized how trapped and lonely he was until he met Valentine... and after tasting those few moments of paradise suddenly his life seems meaningless. And he knows he can't be with Valentine because it goes against all his principles.

Date: 2012-10-23 07:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
You put it so well!

And you are right - he always knew his marriage was loveless and they were incompatible but I think meeting Valentine is the first time he realizes how things could be, what love and compatibility and, yes, being with a soulmate feels like. But he can't have any of that. It's like being given a glimpse of paradise only to be yanked back into hell.

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