A Period Drama Tag
1. What's your favorite period drama movie?
2. What's your favorite period drama series?
Assuming 'series', in this case, equals TV show and is different than the mini-series I count as movies... Downton Abbey.
3. Which Period Drama do you dislike the most?
Honestly, I can't think of any I dislike. Oh, wait... Gone With the Wind. Yikes! I know, I know. But it is true.
4. Anne of Green Gables or Little Dorrit?
I adore Anne of Green Gables, anyway, but I have actually yet to see Little Dorrit. (It's on my To-Watch list, since I do like Charles Dickens.)
5. Your favorite period drama dresses?
|I adore Emma's shimmery pink ballgown! (Emma 2009)|
|Lady Mary's charmingly vintage floral blouse and skirt -- I know it's technically not a dress. (Downton Abbey)|
|Absolutely love this gown of Gwendolen Harleth's. (Daniel Deronda)|
|How about Lady Rose's wedding dress? (Downton Abbey)|
|Both of these lovely pastel dresses, too. (Love & Friendship)|
I think I should stop now, but there are many more.
Thank goodness I don't have to narrow it down to just one! But I, too, am going to be creative and list favorite characters besides Jane Austen heroes/heroines. Here we go:
Esther Summerson (Bleak House) -- She is so kind and generous, and I admire her big-sisterly care of Ada and Richard and pretty much everyone.
Tom Branson (Downton Abbey) -- Can we all just appreciate the adorableness that is Tom? His ambition no matter what anyone says is inspiring and his shameless love of Sybil is dreamy. (Yes, I love Tom Branson. He is such a great character. I could go on and on about him.)
Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables) -- Of course, she has to be one of my favorite period drama characters. Anne's imagination and passion, her complete zeal for life make her such a colorful and fun character to watch.
Jean Valjean (Les Misérables) -- Everything about Valjean's redemption story is tearjerkingly good. His selfless care for others and his honesty and integrity even to the point of turning himself in to save an innocent man - I think there's a lot anyone can learn from the life of Jean Valjean.
Jo March (Little Women) -- I love Jo for her spirit and fearlessness. She's not afraid to stand out and she knows what she wants. And her love for her sisters is admirable.
7. If you could join a royal ball, which dress would you wear? (Pick a Period Drama dress)
I really love this one from The Young Victoria. It's definitely fit for a royal ball.
8. What's your favorite Jane Austen movie?
See question 1.
9. Downton Abbey or Call the Midwife?
Downton Abbey. (I feel like I am repeating myself now :-)
10. Sybil Crawley, Jenny Lee, Emma Woodhouse, or Marian of Knighton?
Emma Woodhouse, of course.
11. Which couples of a Period Drama do you like the most? (Pick at least four)
|Matthew & Mary (Downton Abbey)|
|Gilbert & Anne (Anne of Green Gables)|
|Friedrich & Jo (Little Women)|
|And, of course, my favorite: Knightley & Emma (Emma)|
12. What's your favorite period drama villain?
None? I suppose if I have to pick one...does Irene Adler (Sherlock Holmes) count as a villain? She does work for Moriarty after all. Not that I really like her all that much, but more than Moriarty and other period drama bad guys.
Thank you, Miss March. That was quite fun! :-)