January 15th, 2008

life on mars

Boobs & Square Eyes

I've never watched so much television in my life as recently. ITV3 is my new friend. The current rash of costume dramas I probably would have watched anyway but, what? Last night: City of Vice, or Prime Suspect set in the eighteenth century. Sunday: Lark Rise to Candleford followed by Sense and Sensibility. If anyone reading this doesn't know Flora Thompson's book, let me assure them that it is nothing like this adaptation rewriting to suit modern sensibilities and accommodate the same actors we see in everything else. As for S & S, words fail me. Completely wrong in every way with bizarre characterisations such as Miss Steele's sister apparently modelling herself on one of Doc Martin's secretaries. No wonder I spend so much time watching golden oldies.