02 . 26 . 13
What are we supposed to do now that awards season and Downton Abbey are over? I supposed we should go out for some fresh air and exercise or we could stay home for three more nights watching Parade’s End on HBO. The Tom Stoppard written five part mini-series starts tonight and runs through Thursday. It’s based on the Ford Maddox Ford tetralogy (four related novels – you just learned a new word!) from 1924-1928. Like Downton Abbey, it’s an Edwardian period piece that deals with World War I and the changes that it will bring to Great Britain and Europe. Parade’s End is also set in a grand manor home so it will be worth watching for the interiors but stars the acclaimed actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall among others who deal with the drama. The best part about it airing on HBO is that if you miss it, you can watch it on demand anytime. Looks like you might be able to get some fresh air after all.
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Given the quality actors (Benedict Cumberbatch is fantastic in “Sherlock”!) and the fact that it is based on Ford Maddox Ford stories, this series promises to be something to see. I’m looking forward to checking it out.
Love him in Sherlock! Don’t have HBO so I’ll have to find it online somewhere.
I love the clothes from this era! 🙂
Nice blog you have!
I just ran upstairs to record the series. Thanks so much for informing us. I hadn’t heard of the series. And I, too, just love watching Cumberbatch. I hope he does another Sherlock series soon.
oooh good one, thanks! Weird seeing Sherlock as a blond though 🙂
I love me some Cumberbatch!
don’t be too disppointed.. it’s very different from Downton ( says she who has seen the whole of it already in the UK )…
Loved watching it…xxpeggybraswelldesign.com