As I have said before, I am participating in the Period Drama Challenge at Old-Fashioned Charm (though I haven't posted any reviews to submit to it yet, but they're coming!). Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm will be posting tag questions at the end of each month of the Period Drama Challenge. Here are my answers to January's questions.
1. What period dramas have you watched in January?
I've started to watch Downton Abbey: Series 3 on PBS. We also just got the DVD, so I may even write a review before the series finishes up on PBS. This series is so far... still not as good as the first two series. I don't know, it's like the whole dynamic of the show changed (which is probably what they're going for since it's after the war). But I still like it.
My mom and I also started to watch The Pallisers, which is based off of a series of books by Anthony Trollope (who also wrote The Way We Live Now, The Barchester Chronicles, and He Knew He Was Right). I'm doing something a little different with this review: I will be splitting up the episodes so that there are multiple reviews for this series. That way, the reviews will be more detailed since each section changes focus.
I also had to watch Shakespeare in Love (notice how I say "had"). I'll post a review of this shortly. As a little preview, the review is going to be more of a warning and will not count towards the Period Drama Challenge.
Oh, I also watched The Duchess. I posted a review of it earlier this week. The costumes, music, and scenery were great, but the plot line wasn't so great. Since I watched it before the Period Drama Challenge started, I will not be submitting my review of it.
Those are pretty much the ones I can think of. January has been a little busy for me since I've started a new semester (on a side note, I'll say that this semester was a lot better than the last two). Hopefully I'll have some more time in February to watch more period dramas (and finally start posting reviews for The Period Drama Challenge).
2. Do you prefer period dramas peppered with humor or laced with dark emotions?
Humor, of course! I love period dramas that have a lighthearted feel to them. Though I do like some period dramas that are a little darker, I don't like really dark emotional period dramas (looking at you, Wuthering Heights).
3. What was the first period drama miniseries (two episodes or longer) that you ever watched?
4. How many Jane Austen adaptations have you seen?
Oooh! Let me see... I'll just list them out here:
Pride and Prejudice (1981)
Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Sense and Sensibility (1971)
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Sense and Sensibility (2008)
Northanger Abbey (2007)
So that would be 11.
5. What period drama, that you haven't seen before, are you most looking forward to seeing in the future?
So, that's my tag for January. Are you participating in the Period Drama Challenge? Have you seen any of the period dramas I mentioned? Leave a comment!