Monday, October 26, 2009

No one does period drama like the BBC

Listening to: nothing

I just finished watching the final episode of the BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma (available on the iPlayer here if you're in the UK and you missed it...and I think it's on youtube here). Oh. My. God. How does the BBC always manage to do this? They take a guy who's ok looking, put him in Regency England attire, add some sexual tension and transform him into this totally and utterly irresistible man-god. Most famously they did it with Pride and Prejudice's Mr Darcy, and now they've done it with Mr Knightley. I mean let's be honest here, Jonny Lee Miller's all right, but he's nothing special. But as Mr Knightley? hubba hubba, *swoon*, *drool*, weak at the knees...and so on and so forth. Sexy is an understatement.

But now I'm left with a dilemma. Should I go to sleep (and no doubt have very pleasant dreams), or satisfy my now-whetted appetite and indulge in a bit of lake action with Colin Firth?

"Well hello there, Mr Darcy..."


  1. i know what you mean! for a bunch of stuffy old duds they do a remarkable job of creating love gods in these dramas.

  2. yum yum i agree. just finished The Other Boleyn Girl, not thaaaat great but wasn't Henry the 8th a hotteeehhh!! not the gluttonous Mr. off-with-ze-head but SO yummeee!

  3. Mr Darcy! Say no more *squeals like a little girl!*

  4. Delilah - I know! Their casting is pretty much perfect. And the BBC period drama wardrobe is legendary.

    Dee - ooooh yes I've seen that one. Didn't like the movie much but I agree, Henry was very yummy!

    Cadence - :D


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