The O’Haras and the Crawleys

Is it just me or has anyone else noticed the similarity between the O’Haras of Gone With the Wind and the Crawleys of Downton Abbey? Here are just a few similarities.

The Families:

Both are wealthy families living on large family estates (or plantation as it is called in Gone With the Wind), have three daughters, but [...]

Harry Potter and Downton Abbey Dress Off

Hmm, maybe some of her people should have told Emma Watson the dress she chose to wear at the NYC premier of the latest Harry Potter movie has been seen.

In fact it has been seen in the latest edition (August) of the UK Vogue and is all over the Internet.

Vogue celebrated the return of Downton [...]

It Really WAS a Fairy Tale Wedding!

In case you haven’t seen this floating around the Internet:

WOW! I wonder if Disney got royalties! (I suspect a little color altering, but brilliantly done.) And why does it appear that Lady Mary Crawley has jumped ahead 100 years in the lower-left image?

And I know I haven’t [...]

The King’s Speech DVD

The King’s Speech is coming to DVD in the U.S. on April 12! Excellent movie! How appropriate that King George is arriving just in time for tax day. LOL.

I’m also currently reading the book of the same name, written by Lionel Logue’s grandson Mark Logue. It is based on Logue’s notes and correspondence with King [...]

Marvel Comics Sense & Sensibility

Copyright Marvel Comics/Sense & Sensibility

Last year Marvel Comics released Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice in comic book format. This year, they’ve moved on to Austen’s Sense & Sensibility.

They’re using the same writer for the adaptation, but a different artist. I’m so behind in blogging, issues 1 and 2 have already been released and issue [...]

Foyle’s War Victory March

Finally! Foyle’s War is returning to PBS in May with new episodes! VE Day has been celebrated in Foyle’s world, but war and mystery are not over in these three new episodes!

If you remember, the “brains” at ITV canceled Foyle’s War, but then decided that was a mistake, but then the economy flubbed and the [...]

Emma, 2009/10 (Part 2)

I continued to enjoy the latest adaptation of Emma; thank goodness for low expectations! I’d like to watch the un-cut version of the show before really passing judgment, but this adaptation was better than what we were subjected to two years ago.

It’s not perfect, but they did add some touching scenes between Emma and her [...]

Emma 2009/10

Tonight I finally got around to watching part one of the new adaptation of the Emma that is airing on PBS. After the disastrous Austen adaptations we were subjected to in early 2008, my expectations for this adaptation were very low. But one of the advantages of low expectations, is that it’s easier to enjoy [...]

Sunshine Cleaning Revisited

Since my post the other day about the movie, Sunshine Cleaning, a few people have vocalized their shock at my opinion of the movie. Now that a little time has passed and I’m not as tired as I was that night, I decided to revisit the topic.

I still say the movie is depressing. The lives [...]

Sunshine Cleaning

Tonight I gave in and watched the movie Sunshine Cleaning…I needed a little detoxing afterwards.

I have avoided watching the movie because it’s about two sisters who start a bio-hazard removal/crime scene cleaning business. You don’t need an imagination to know that this is one gross job! Accordingly, I avoided the movie, but it was those [...]