I can't believe that the A to Z Challenge is 2 days away! One year I will be ahead of the game. The fun thing is I am going to try to wrap the Thursday Movie Picks with that letter on that day. I believe I have accomplished that. Now, this being the end of the month means we are doing TV editions. This week it is all about period drama and I had to think long and hard about what might fit. To find out what the others have chosen, head on over to the brain child of this event, Wandering Through The Shelves. Here are my 3....
1. THE WALTONS-1971-1981
ZZzzzzzzzzz. OK this was a big hit and many people love this show including my hubby but I found it a snore. It is well written and acted but I never got into it and wanted someone to say "Shut the F Up" when everyone was saying goodnight to everyone. It takes place from 1933 to 1946 on Walton's Mountain during the Great Depression and World War 2. It is narrated by a now, much older, John-Boy, played by Richard (Moley, moley, moley) Thomas (sorry but Austin Powers came out for a second) about his family and the struggles they faced. Zzzzzzz
2. LITTLE OUTHOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE-1974-1983
Ok ...ok...Charles Ingalls and his family did not live in an outhouse but, seriously, he is a lumberman who becomes highly respected in the community who lives in the worst house ever built. The kids sleep in a hay loft with a ladder to get up to. The parents' bedroom is under that. The livingroom/dining room with a shabby table and chairs is where they all sit and Caroline Ingalls disappears to another room to make the dinners. OK joking aside, I loved the books when I was young and I loved the series. It was a lot of fun seeing Laura Ingalls give it to the brat Nellie. There was real heart in this show and humour. I have to say 2 episodes I will never ever forget is the one show when the kids are caught in a blizzard after they are let out of school and the other is when Mary's baby and a family friend are killed in a fire. When she breaks the window trying to get out with the baby in her arms...it was all too realistic and heartbreaking. A great show that I love to watch.
3. DOWNTON ABBEY-2010-2015
OMG_Love it!!! Love this show!! It is well written and so well acted. It is far from boring (when the good looking young Turk dies in Mary's bedroom and she, with her mom and her maid, bring his body back to his room-way too funny) and has so much to deal with from the Titanic disaster at the beginning of the series through WW1 and into the decadent 1920's. The fashion, the style, even the place settings are done as they are supposed to be back in that day. It is meticulous in how a home like this would have functioned. They do take certain liberties because the staff and the upper crust would not have been that friendly but who cares. When season 3 ended, my mouth was agape along with my hubby and our brains exploded because we did not think what happened...happened. Love this show....this is my hubby's favourite show, his "soap opera" as he calls it.
Which period dramas would you choose.