I'm only, like what, a decade or something late, right?
John had the boxed set from a friend, so I figured why not? It's cold outside anyway.
Somehow I'd never managed to see it, despite the countless commands of "you must!" from just about everyone I know.
I'm a late adopter to everything....even life.
Again I digress.
Anyway, I sat still, for the most part entertained, for 6 hours or so....and then went to bed.
A few unsolicited thoughts:
1. Why'd they have to make the gay one "evil" (or evil-ish)?
I mean really.
Not that I don't enjoy an evil gay, don't get me wrong.2. It's a bit Dynasty, isn't it?
It just strikes me the wrong way. Of course if they'd made him the chaste good boy, I'd be complaining here too, so I guess I'm a hypocrite. Still.
I mean, I don't mean that as a complaint...at all....but well....it just is.
3. the owner of the dvds posited the theory that DA and GWTW had more than a few parallels (Lady Mary being a sort of English Scarlett O'Hara). When I got to thinking about it, I think he might be onto something. I mean that cook, Miss Patmore (?) seemed very Aunt Pittypat to me at least.
4. Charlie Cox! Oh dear. I had no idea he was in this. I've had a crush on him since forever. I feel like I discovered him, even though I might be alone. (Heck, I've been talking about him all the way back in 2007 and here again in 2009 and here again
in 2010 )
Anyway, I was hooked as soon as I saw him in the first episode as the Duke of Earl or somewhatever.
Then when he and gay Thomas went on into a bit of full on semi Mauriceing. Omg...that was almost as titillating for me as watching Dame Maggie deliver a withering glance. Hot.
6. The Duke and the Dead Turk notwithstanding, I have to admit to hoping for a bit more eye candy, since the others leave me a bit cold. I don't know about y'all, but Thomas and Cousin Matthew are just not doing anything for me,sorry.7. Yes, I'm just that shallow.