Sunday, January 27, 2008
Lark Rise to Candleford#3
I get a lot of silent visitors to my Lark Rise posts following the showing of the BBC series on Sunday evenings. You are all most welcome and I'd love to hear your comments.
I realised during the first few minutes of the first episode that I would only be able to watch it if I could forget that it was meant to bear any likeness to Flora Thompson's books. Wintry Sunday evenings cry out for a bit of gentle period drama, so I determined to swallow my indignation and my literary taste and to think of it as a sort of nineteenth century prequel to Jam and Jerusalem.
I have tried to enjoy it, really I have! BUT .... the dialogue is terrible, the accents are atrocious, the stories and characters thin and wooden .... I could go on but I know that lots of people are enjoying it. Please, won't someone tell me what I'm missing?