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I am done with Parade's End, and while it was wonderful from beginning to end, I am now bereft - nothing else appeals much because nothing else compares.

Caps and thoughts )
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I am done with Parade's End, and while it was wonderful from beginning to end, I am now bereft - nothing else appeals much because nothing else compares.

Caps and thoughts )
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Why is this show so good? I have only one episode left, and what am I going to do then?

Blabber blabber blabber )
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Why is this show so good? I have only one episode left, and what am I going to do then?

Blabber blabber blabber )
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I realize most of my flist doesn't care, but I can't stop.

My favorite episode yet, it's going to ruin me for other shows )

Anyway, hope someone read this mess of a post, but even if not, I am too obsessed to mind.
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I realize most of my flist doesn't care, but I can't stop.

My favorite episode yet, it's going to ruin me for other shows )

Anyway, hope someone read this mess of a post, but even if not, I am too obsessed to mind.
dangermousie: (Mouse)
As I realize that 90% of my flist is going 'what?'

I realize that part of the reason I am so smitten with Parade's End is that it's giving me what I wanted from that adaptation of Galsworthy's Forsyte Saga a few years ago - adopting a brilliant novel with a perfect cast and making me feel. Forsyte Saga is one of my favorite works of literature and I got so excited when I heard there was going to be an adaptation, only to loathe the adaptation when it came out - it was appallingly miscast and all the vivid poetry and intense emotion I felt when reading the books was utterly absent.

But the adaptation of PE is fiercely intelligent and a hothouse of emotion. More than that, it's a wonderful adaptation - I am reading PE right now, and how Stoppard managed to convey the spirit of the books is amazing.

Anyway, since I am a MV junkie, have another gorgeous shippy MV:



Speaking of BBC adaptations, I just found out that they adapted one of my favorite novels, Zola's "Ladies' Paradise" into a BBC period drama (transplanted to the North of England) called Paradise. OMFG, I need this in my life. Denise/Mouret 4evah etc (or as they renamed them here, Denise/Moray). Have a trailer:



There is also a MV.
dangermousie: (Mouse)
As I realize that 90% of my flist is going 'what?'

I realize that part of the reason I am so smitten with Parade's End is that it's giving me what I wanted from that adaptation of Galsworthy's Forsyte Saga a few years ago - adopting a brilliant novel with a perfect cast and making me feel. Forsyte Saga is one of my favorite works of literature and I got so excited when I heard there was going to be an adaptation, only to loathe the adaptation when it came out - it was appallingly miscast and all the vivid poetry and intense emotion I felt when reading the books was utterly absent.

But the adaptation of PE is fiercely intelligent and a hothouse of emotion. More than that, it's a wonderful adaptation - I am reading PE right now, and how Stoppard managed to convey the spirit of the books is amazing.

Anyway, since I am a MV junkie, have another gorgeous shippy MV:



Speaking of BBC adaptations, I just found out that they adapted one of my favorite novels, Zola's "Ladies' Paradise" into a BBC period drama (transplanted to the North of England) called Paradise. OMFG, I need this in my life. Denise/Mouret 4evah etc (or as they renamed them here, Denise/Moray). Have a trailer:



There is also a MV.
dangermousie: (Veer-Zaara)
De-stressing after Baby Mousie fell asleep by watching ep 2 of Parade's End and this scene.




OMFG this scene.

It's the one where he tells Valentine he enlisted and why.

The caps of the most amazing scene ever )

You know, the acting in amazing and all that, but the writing? The writing is insane. I guess that's what you get when you have Tom Stoppard adapting FMF.

This show owns my soul.

Have a clip of this scene:



Seriously, this show is perfect.

ETA: For those who are wondering how I have time to watch this but not Faith - I watch this together with Mr. Mousie. So if I have any free time at all, our mutual activities come first and my own drama time after.
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De-stressing after Baby Mousie fell asleep by watching ep 2 of Parade's End and this scene.




OMFG this scene.

It's the one where he tells Valentine he enlisted and why.

The caps of the most amazing scene ever )

You know, the acting in amazing and all that, but the writing? The writing is insane. I guess that's what you get when you have Tom Stoppard adapting FMF.

This show owns my soul.

Have a clip of this scene:



Seriously, this show is perfect.

ETA: For those who are wondering how I have time to watch this but not Faith - I watch this together with Mr. Mousie. So if I have any free time at all, our mutual activities come first and my own drama time after.
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I don't know, but Valentine is pretty much my newest girlcrush.



Horrible anti-suffrage pervert: Threatens Valentine, also calls her Christopher's whore.
Valentine: How dare you insult a man you are unworthy to be a bootboy for?
Horrible anti-suffrage pervert and me in unison: Insult him?

I approve of monomania but I seriously laughed out loud. Priorities, girl!

Also, Sylvia is a horrible person but I feel sorry for her - she married a man least compatible with her need for constant drama and outpouring of emotion and desire for some sort of alpha he-man.
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I don't know, but Valentine is pretty much my newest girlcrush.



Horrible anti-suffrage pervert: Threatens Valentine, also calls her Christopher's whore.
Valentine: How dare you insult a man you are unworthy to be a bootboy for?
Horrible anti-suffrage pervert and me in unison: Insult him?

I approve of monomania but I seriously laughed out loud. Priorities, girl!

Also, Sylvia is a horrible person but I feel sorry for her - she married a man least compatible with her need for constant drama and outpouring of emotion and desire for some sort of alpha he-man.
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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?

Some caps of their perfection from ep 1 )
dangermousie: (Aishiteiru)


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?

Some caps of their perfection from ep 1 )
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You guys, this is so so so good! I am halfway through the first ep and had to stop and share. I think I am going to buy the books. It's sharp (oh, the dialogue is to die for) and complicated and the cinematography is gorgeous. I really like Christopher (he corrects the entries in the Encyclopedia Britannica as a hobby! I think that means instant love on my part), I have just met Valentine but I already adore her because she looks utterly straightforward (the very opposite of Sylvia) and is a suffragette who interrupts meetings and protests! Ummm, she and Christopher had about two minutes worth of interaction so far, but I already ship them like mad. Oh, and there is Sylvia. She is perhaps the most complex character in all this. You know, it hit me - she is pretty much what Rebecca must have been like (from Daphne du Maurier's novel). I think she is a loathsome human being but she is beyond fascinating - you can see why everyone is in love with her. I think she is trapped by the Edwardian world more than anyone else.

Some caps from the first ep )

So, basically if you love smart, gorgeous dramas full of severely repressed people, come right in.



Oh, and I peeked at the end of PE and Here is what we get. I am a happy shipper )

So, yes, I am obsessed.
dangermousie: (Default)


You guys, this is so so so good! I am halfway through the first ep and had to stop and share. I think I am going to buy the books. It's sharp (oh, the dialogue is to die for) and complicated and the cinematography is gorgeous. I really like Christopher (he corrects the entries in the Encyclopedia Britannica as a hobby! I think that means instant love on my part), I have just met Valentine but I already adore her because she looks utterly straightforward (the very opposite of Sylvia) and is a suffragette who interrupts meetings and protests! Ummm, she and Christopher had about two minutes worth of interaction so far, but I already ship them like mad. Oh, and there is Sylvia. She is perhaps the most complex character in all this. You know, it hit me - she is pretty much what Rebecca must have been like (from Daphne du Maurier's novel). I think she is a loathsome human being but she is beyond fascinating - you can see why everyone is in love with her. I think she is trapped by the Edwardian world more than anyone else.

Some caps from the first ep )

So, basically if you love smart, gorgeous dramas full of severely repressed people, come right in.



Oh, and I peeked at the end of PE and Here is what we get. I am a happy shipper )

So, yes, I am obsessed.
dangermousie: (Paap)
Clearly, I am on a Western TV kick. Luckily, now that I am only following 4 kdramas, I have room.



Next on my list - the 5 ep British series Parade's End. I didn't even know it existed (unlike every other fangirl in existence, while I enjoyed Benedict Cummerbatch in Sherlock, I don't follow his stuff in any fashion) and stumbled across it while looking for something else.



And then I kinda went insane. Because! This is an adaptation of a series of novels by Ford Madox Ford, whom I've read and liked (though not this series but one about Katherine Parr) and who, I believe, was a friend of Sigfried Sassoon (who I used to be a bit obsessed about). And it's set around WWI, a time period I find utterly fascinating - I will pretty much watch/read almost anything set in that time period (probably the hangover from the fact that Erik Maria Remarque's Three Comrades is my favorite novel ever - it's not set during WWI but it does follow a group of WWI veterans). And there is a love story which sounds all sorts of messed up because he's a married Tory and she is a suffragette. And and and and it was adopted by Tom Stoppard.

Basically, I need this in my life ASAP!

Also, on a random note - I don't find BC good-looking (he has a rather odd face, actually, IMO) but he looks quintessentially upper-class British to me, so it looks like perfect casting.

Have a shippy MV:



And this vid is from near the end, I believe. Caution, they show things on British TV we only get on HBO etc here in the USA :P )
dangermousie: (Paap)
Clearly, I am on a Western TV kick. Luckily, now that I am only following 4 kdramas, I have room.



Next on my list - the 5 ep British series Parade's End. I didn't even know it existed (unlike every other fangirl in existence, while I enjoyed Benedict Cummerbatch in Sherlock, I don't follow his stuff in any fashion) and stumbled across it while looking for something else.



And then I kinda went insane. Because! This is an adaptation of a series of novels by Ford Madox Ford, whom I've read and liked (though not this series but one about Katherine Parr) and who, I believe, was a friend of Sigfried Sassoon (who I used to be a bit obsessed about). And it's set around WWI, a time period I find utterly fascinating - I will pretty much watch/read almost anything set in that time period (probably the hangover from the fact that Erik Maria Remarque's Three Comrades is my favorite novel ever - it's not set during WWI but it does follow a group of WWI veterans). And there is a love story which sounds all sorts of messed up because he's a married Tory and she is a suffragette. And and and and it was adopted by Tom Stoppard.

Basically, I need this in my life ASAP!

Also, on a random note - I don't find BC good-looking (he has a rather odd face, actually, IMO) but he looks quintessentially upper-class British to me, so it looks like perfect casting.

Have a shippy MV:



And this vid is from near the end, I believe. Caution, they show things on British TV we only get on HBO etc here in the USA :P )

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