Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Period Drama Tag

Once again I must apologise for my long absence. The reason is the season (wow, I'm a poet today). At this time of year I identify a lot with bears as I too feel an urge to go into hibernation for the winter.

Hamlette tagged me with a period drama tag, and that was just the enticement I needed to get out from my blogging hibernation, at least for long enough to write this post;)

1. What's your favorite Period Drama movie? 

The Young Victoria, no doubt! That is  such a sweet and beautiful movie with brilliant actors!
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2. What's your favorite Period Drama series? 

Emma (2009)! I love every minute of it!

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3. Which Period Drama do you dislike the most?

I really didn't like the 1986 version of Northanger Abbey. It was just disturbing and all wrong.

4. Anne of Green Gables or Little Dorrit? 

Anne, of course! (I haven't actually watched Little Dorrit, but even if I had my answer would remain the same)

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5. Your favorite Period Drama dresses? 

Now, this ones a little harder... The list is very long, but I shall try to confine myself to a few:)
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Emma (2009)
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Agent Carter
The Young Victoria
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6. Who's your favorite Period Drama character? (Okay, pick at least five) 

1. Elizabeth Bennet - do I really need an explanation?

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2. Peggy Carter - she is just perfection - independent, strong and with a wardrobe to die for.
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3. Henry Tilney - he is sweet and funny and perfect in every way.

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4. Anne Shirley - imaginative, dreamy and my fictional bosom friend

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(I know the question said to pick 5, but my brain short circuited and I simply can not think of a fifth one)

7. If you could join a royal ball, which dress would you wear? (Pick a Period Drama dress) 

This was so hard! But in the end I went with this dreamy Cinderella dress (from an adaption of Cinderella no less).
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8. What's your favorite Jane Austen movie? 

As we're talking strictly of movies, I'm gonna go with Sense & Sensibility (1995). I've always loved how subtly they're incorporating all the humour. And the casting was brilliant!

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9. Downton Abbey or Call the Midwife

I don't particularly care for Downton Abbey and I haven't watched Call The Midwife, so I'll say neither.

10. Sybil Crawley, Jenny Lee, Emma Woodhouse or Marian of Knighton?

I don't know Sybil Crawley and Jenny Lee, and I like the 2 remaining almost equally. But for the sake of choosing one (and because I recently watched Emma) I'll go with Emma Woodhouse.

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11. Which couples of a Period Drama do you like the most? (Pick at least four) 

Margaret & Mr Thornton - what can I say to express the perfection that is this couple? I think what I like the most about them is that as they grow to really know each other love grows as well.
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Anne & Gilbert - no 2 persons were ever as destined for another as Anne and Gilbert. And though it took Anne a while to realise that, Gilbert were always there for her.

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Emma & Mr Knightley - what I particularly like about Emma and Mr Knightley is that they've known each other forever and thus have a deep understanding and respect for each other. And then they realise they are in love, and I just can't properly articulate how much I love them as a couple.

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Queen Victoria & Albert - another couple where the key words are patience and longing. Their whole courtship was so sweet and innocent. And the length of it made it  all the more fulfilling when they finally got married.

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12. And last, which Period Drama villain do you like the most?

The villains I like are usually the ones who are kind of in a grey area, but if I should pick one who is definitely a villain it must be Sir Guy of Gisborne from BBC's Robin Hood. 
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This was fun!
Nothing beats reminiscing about period dramas:)


  1. "I haven't actually watched Little Dorrit, but even if I had my answer would remain the same"
    Ahem Rose, I wouldn't say that before watching LD. LD is AMAZING BEYOND MEASURE. Just saaaying.

    1. I know, I've heard so much about LD and I think I will love it when I get around to watching it.
      But I have known Anne for 12 years, and such a friendship is not easily surpassed;)

  2. What a fun tag! And YES!! I love the Emma (2009) series and Sense and Sensiblity too! So good!

    1. It was real fun!
      So glad you agree with the movies, that shows good taste;)

  3. Guy of Gisbourne is an excellent choice!

    I very much enjoyed your post (as I expected to, which is why I tagged you), and I'm quite amused that we had so many similar answers!

    1. I'm glad you approve of my choices;)
      It was such a fun tag to do.

  4. Oh, I love Emma 2009. Haven't seen the adaption with Gwyneth Paltrow(we started it and put it off because it was rather boring)but even if I had, I would choose Emma 2009 for sure. It is so lovely and you're right, Mr Knightley and Emma are perfect for eachother. Also Mr Thornton and Margaret Hale(I liked Richard Armitage much better here) are simply perfect. Anne of Green Gables is definitely a good movie, but I'd still go for Little Dorrit. It is fantastic and Amy is so sweet and kind and Matthew MacFayden plays a really convincing Arthur Clennam(oh ,by the way, I am talking about the 2008 Little Dorrit, in case you were wondering).
    Oh, I love Emma's dress! It is so beautiful(and my favourite colour is yellow)! Also Cinderella's dress is so very pretty! I haven't seen the movie with Peggy Carter, what movie is it, if I may ask?
    Sense&Sensibility! Great! And one of the best Jane Austen movies! We watched the 2008 S&S, it was quite nice too.
    Guy of Gisborne is a pretty good villain to pick, he IS really a villain, but I hate that he killed Marian, so I wouldn't choose him as my top villain :)
    We started The Crown, but all of us thought it was utterly boring. I thought that if you might watch it further, it would be more enjoyable by time.
    I also liked it because Claire Foy plays in it(who played Amy in LD 2008).
    Your blog is very pretty by the way, and your writing is fabulous!

    1. The Gwyneth Paltrow version is actually not bad, but it will never measure up to the 2009 version!
      Yes, Richard Armitage is perfect as Mr Thornton (I admit the idea of seing him playing the hero was what made me want to watch N&S)
      Everyone keep on taking about the brilliantness of Little Dorrit, and I just know I will love it (read first half of the book and if the movie's just half as good I'm convinced)

      The Peggy Carter dress is from the TV series Agent Carter (which is a feast for the eyes if you like 40's fashion)
      I've heard a lot oabout The Crown lately and it's definitely on my to watch list.

      Thanks for you lovely and long comment, Ruth, and I'm so glad that you like the blog:)

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  6. 5. I've never seen the Agent Carter movies, but that blue dress of hers is pretty cute. :) And Cinderella's wedding dress is so cool! Love the flowers.

    6. Lizzy Bennet! YES! And HENRY TILNEY! I love him. (In the book, that is. Haven't seen the movie yet.)

    8. Yes, the casting was great in this movie! I only wish it could have been longer.

    11. Eeek! Nice choices all around. Though I guess I can't really speak for Mr. Thornton and Margaret because I've never seen the movie yet.

    Lovely post, Rose! It was good to hear from you again. :)

    1. All the dresses in Agent Carter are amazing - you should try to google it, I think you'd like the costumes.
      And Cinderella's wedding dress!!! I almost like it better than the ballgown.
      You haven't watched North & South?? I would go on a rant on how great it is and how you need to watch it asap, but I'm sure you've heard it before from other bloggers;)

    2. Haha. Yeah, I definitely have been "strongly encouraged" to watch North and South before. And it's been on my to-watch list for quite a while. I just never seem to get around to it. One day... :)


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