Four hours occupied thus has never been so wholesome before.
(Okay, maybe it has, when watching BBC's Pride and Prejudice, but I'm talking about live TV here.)
I first pressed the little red power button on the remote a full hour before my intended show was on. I was pretty sure all I'd find on the one decent channel we have would be corny British comedy shows from the 1980's, which, besides Jeeves and Wooster, is an entire waste of time. But I always like to check to see what's on, just in case.
And dear readers, it paid to check. I was greeted by a kind, elderly British lady, who proceeded to show me beautiful little towns and traditions of England, and made me want to go there very, very badly.
|The show is called Penelope Keith's Hidden Villages, and it's lovely.|
After about 45 minutes of yearning for England, the show I had actually come for finally arrived: Mercy Street. It was excellent, as usual. But tensions are heightened, and the show is getting more dramatic and interesting every time. My attention was equally divide amongst the plot, characters, costumes, and setting.
At the ad break at the end of the hour, I had about ten minutes to walk out the stiffness in my legs, grab a drink, and settle down for the next show: Victoria.
Now I'm not sure what you've all heard about Victoria so far, or if you've seen it yet. If you have, please comment below! I'd love to hear you're thoughts! (If you haven't, please also comment below! About anything, I suppose! :)
Anyway, the show is so superbly amazing: everything is lush and beautiful, and the characters are so lovable and flawed at the same time, and there's so much intrigue and drama and feelings that words can't describe.
|There, I included 2 pictures, which means I really love this show!|
At the three hour mark, I was ready to call it quits for the night, but alas, I was stayed by an excellent documentary by Lucy Worsley about the 6 wives of King Henry the 8th. If you ever feel like learning, look up Lucy Worsley documentaries. I want to do what she does when I grow up.
At the end of this night, I do not feel particularly lazy. I feel enlightened. Cultured. Happy. And quite British. :)
What are your favorite television shows right now?
Do you ever find a great lineup of TV programs at once?
Have you seen any of these shows? What do you think of them?