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Saturday, April 13, 2013

L: is for Lark Rise to Candleford

I love a good period piece, especially the ones done by BBC. Because of my love of Downton Abbey, I've had quite a few friends recommend (or rather tell me) that I need to watch Lark Rise to Candleford. However, it took me a while to watch it. And oh my goodness! I'm on Season 3 right now, but I fell in love with the show after watching a couple of episodes of Season 1. I will go as far as saying that I love this show far more than Downton Abbey.
 Each episodes has it's drama, but its much more down to earth and morally uplifting than any show that I've watched recently. My husband opted out of watching any of them with me because he said that he "needed a break from period dramas", but that didn't stop me from talking about it with him. I feel that the morals in the show are much more inline with our own morals and that it makes me want to be a better person after each episode. 

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  1. That sounds like something I'd love to watch, too! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  2. I absolutely love this time period and Downton Abbey. I'll have to check out Lark Rise to Candleford. I was a fan of Avonlea and Ann of Green Gables.

  3. I so need to watch Downtown Abbey. Everyone keeps telling me I would love it and haven't yet. And...now I will need to watch this one too. :-) Thanks for stopping by and happy A-Zing!

  4. Hello! I recently watched the first three seasons of Downton and really enjoyed it. I haven't heard of this show. I'll have to check it out!

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

  5. Better than Downton Abbey? I'll have to check that out.

  6. Watch the series thought it excellent.
    Good choice for topic.


  7. I agree. I have watched maybe season 1 and 2 and really like it. Zac says they talk to much. Oh well. Can't win them all.

  8. If you love turn of the century period dramas, see if you can find any of the BBC DVD's of the tv adaptations of Catherine Cookson's novels. They are set in the North East of England (which happens to be where I was raised) and are gritty, working class, down to earth dramas. Some of them may be a bit dated as they tended to be made in the 80s and 90s, but the stories are great. Not always nice stories mind you (a few lords of the manor having their way with the local girls whether they liked it or not) but usually a happy ending.

    Also check out Cranford, another great BBC period drama starring Judi Dench among others.

  9. I know that my mother in law has really enjoyed watching this series, but for some reason I haven't watched it myself. I think I'll go and put it on hold at the library right away!

  10. Someone emailed me this comment about this post and I just had to share:

    sorry i don't understand any of the Typepad or wordpress or open ID and how to work it but i thank you for your site.

    here is what i said and just want you to see it. [i type with one hand and hate to have all the effort go to waste :) ] :
    I found you by doing a search "larkrise..better than downton" and found you. :)
    I like Downton.. but the characters in Larkrise are so close to the bone
    and touch my heart so deeply.
    It is actual nourishment for your soul, i think .. a very rewarding experience
    to feel uplifted and ..like you just had a wonderful experience with
    characters that jump into life and just tug at your heartstrings and stay
    with you for such a long time. Plus the humor is so fun,
    the characters are so much more distinct than the downtons
    to my mind. Their personalities are each fascinating and i care so
    much more about them than the downton ones!!
    I wish the series would return!
    Have only had sinilar experiences with only a few
    dramatic period novels, like Green Dolphin Street or
    Blue Camellia --but not with tv before.
    Whats wrong with the British that they can't bring
    it back even though there is a campaign for it?
    Downton Abbey is not really completely family watchable
    but Larkrise certainly was!!

    Thank you for your site, sisters.


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