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Since finishing The Last Kingdom and Band of Brothers, I’ve been looking for less intense, more wholesome TV fare. I’ve subscribed to BritBox in order to get the latest season of Fr. Brown Mysteries and also stumbled onto reruns of The Return of Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett, and Monty Don’s Gardener’s World (51 seasons, woo hoo!!).
On Trink’s recommendation, I’ve also been watching Tony Robinson Walking Through History in the UK. The Chauvinists have done a little touring of the UK, so it brings back fond memories as well as teaches more about the history of the place. It’s very pleasant and well done, although I do find myself nodding off in the last fifteen minutes or so. Not sure what that’s about, except maybe it’s just so relaxing.
Last night, Mr. C and I watched the first episode of Mary Berry’s Country House Secrets. And, let me tell, you’ve never seen white privilege until you’ve seen this! These people will be the first to the guillotine when the revolution reaches Britain! She starts with a visit to Highclere Castle, home of the Downtown Abbey series. Some “country house!” It’s magnificent and so very civilized. I can’t imagine how she’ll follow it up, but we’re going to find out!
And speaking of civilized and shockingly white, we’re also watching the BBC version of Antiques Roadshow. Always entertaining.
So what are you watching instead of the news? Any recommendations?Published in