Friday, April 16, 2010
LARK RISE TO CANDLEFORD - TV SERIES REVIEW
My husband says I am a sucker for anything with an English accent and he may be right. I don't watch TV, except for Masterpiece Theatre and somehow I missed the "Larkrise to Candleford" series which shows on Saturday evening here on PBS. After a couple of friends asked if I was watching it I decided to use my Netflix membership to order a disc and give it a peek. A month and 23 hours later I have watched both season one and two. I finished the final one with Maren last night, who spent some time with me last week and watched 12 hours herself. My friend Carole Turner had a copy of season 2, which was good because Netflix said they had a "long wait" for the first disc of season two. Today I am missing my Larkrise friends and feeling sad that I don't have my daily encounter with them to look forward to. This is kinda "Little House on the Prarie" in two English hamlets in 1895, only a lot better. There is a lot of wisdom in the stories. A friend told me this week that it is "therapy" for her. Each one hour segment is a different story but the people, their lives and interactions carry from episode to episode. I have to say that the last episode left me disappointed and wanting so I am sure there will be a season 3. 5 stars...pure delight!