Tag: Lark Rise to Candleford

It All Started with Downton Abbey

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Over the past 3 or so years I have become a huge fan of present day made (made in the last decade or so) period dramas. Most of my favorites are British Period Dramas.

I was late to jumping on the Downton Abbey bandwagon, I didn’t start watching the show until it was in its 5th series, and I started from the beginning, watching them on DVD. I loved how the 6th series of Downton Abbey has come with a bonus disc with the first episode of a couple more shows.

During the Downton Abbey run, I had also watched Mercy Street, an American Period Drama set during the American Civil War in Alexandria, Virginia. From there I watched Indian Summers, which I honestly am not a huge fan of.

From there I started looking up the actors from Downton Abbey to see what other shows they had done. That led me to, Lark Rise to Candleford, which stars Brendan Coyle (Mr Bates on Downton Abbey) at Robert Timmins, the father of the main Character, Laura Timmins.

About half way through the first series of Lark Rise to Candleford, I got watching other shows, some that weren’t Period dramas, others that were. This past month, I have watched the first 3 series of Poldark, series 4 isn’t out yet….as well as the first episode of Home Fires. I have also watched the entire series of Dr Quinn Medicine Woman in the last year.

Like I had mentioned earlier, with the British Period Dramas, I started watching more because I had found out that at least one of the Actors from Downton Abbey was in the show, or I had been able to watch the first episode and enjoyed it and wanted to continue watching the show.

I had seen the first episode of Poldark from the bonus disc that came with my set of the sixth series of Downton Abbey, and then wanted to see what happened do I ordered all three series of it that are currently out. I watched all three series of Poldark while I had let the rest of the first series as well the second through fourth series of Lark Rise to Candleford sit. When I came back to finish watching Lark Rise to Candleford, I realized that the Actress who plays Verity in Poldark is Minnie in show in series 2 – 4. The Actor who portrays Captain Andrew Blamey in Poldark shows up in the fourth series of Lark Rise to Candleford. I was also surprised to see Samantha Bond (Lady Rosamund Painswick in Downton) in one of the episodes of Lark Rise.

At some point after I finish watching Home Fires, and I take a break from Period Dramas for a bit, I want to give Call the Midwife a try and see if I enjoy it at all.

These shows and others have given me something to watch while I work on my various knitting projects.

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Getting my Period Drama Fix

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Since I got a new external hard drive for my computer, since it does not have an internal one, and my last one wore out a few months ago, I have now been back to binge watching some period dramas. 

Since Downton Abbey ended (and yes, I own all 6 series), I went looking for more period dramas. I have watched both seasons of Mercy Street, I am currently watching Lark Rise to Candleford (which Brenden Coyle aka Mr Bates from Downton Abbey, appears in), I also have Indian Summers to watch. Five Mile Creek is also a go to classic period drama. 

I enjoy period dramas and old tv shows, though they aren’t the only shows I watch. I love the shows that were made from the 1950’s to the early 1970’s. I am fascinated by the styles, architecture, set design/interior design of that period of time and watching how it evolves and changes. I Love Lucy has a very different look from the Brady Bunch. Or how much the Star Trek series have evolved and changed since the original series. 

With the old tv shows, especially if they are set in that era, or in the case of the original Star Trek, they are like being able to get a glimpse into a specific era. That is what fascinates me – getting a glimpse of an era that was really not all that long ago, yet before my time.