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The Hour

by habituallychic

08 . 29 . 11
Most of us New Yorkers were very lucky and survived the hurricane unscathed.  The only real damage occurred to our waistlines from stress eating and sitting around watching constant news coverage.  I have already declared that I have to detox from carbs and television this week. I may have to make an exception on Wednesday for The Hour on BBC.  I caught up on the first two episodes on DVR and I’m already hooked.  The Hour dramatizes the world behind a news program on the BBC in 1956.  It’s been compared to Mad Men and while there is some of the same flirting and smoking, The Hour is definitely smarter and more intriguing.  Maybe it’s the British accents. I have a feeling that Dominic West might give Jon Hamm a run for the money too.  Speaking of running, I’m off to the gym.

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  1. columnist August 29, 2011 | 12:40 pm

    It just started airing here too, (in Bangkok) on cable, last Thursday, and I’m hooked!

  2. With love... August 29, 2011 | 12:49 pm

    Oh thanks for sharing this. It looks intriguing indeed.

    Have a fabulous week. I hope it stopped raining in NYC.

    Priscilla Joy
    House of Tulips

  3. Alice Olive August 29, 2011 | 2:59 pm

    Yep, I’m enjoying The Hour, too!

    I also ate and stressed out this weekend. I ate, I drank, I took Aleve and watched Season One of 30 Rock. But I’m grateful that’s all I had to go through.

  4. Joseph the Butler August 30, 2011 | 1:06 am

    “Stress eating”–isn’t that just everyday eating in NYC?

  5. Lauren Christine August 30, 2011 | 6:11 am

    Lol stress eating… ooo it is a curse upon us women! glad u r safe 🙂
    ps. fun and great post!
    Golden White Décor

  6. Jane Kilpatrick Schott August 30, 2011 | 9:11 am

    This is such a fantastic series! You can always count on the BBC to step up and provide such good TV viewing. Seems to be more stations but less quality these days.
    I will be right there on Wednesday!

  7. jones August 30, 2011 | 1:22 pm

    Glad that you are fine! Mary

  8. sandrajonas.com August 30, 2011 | 10:15 pm

    Good to know you are well. If it’s only eating… better than swimming!
    Thanks for the reco on The Hour. Will tune in.