Revolution of Love

Revolution of Love

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Five Favorites: British Entertainment Edition

I have to admit that I am a bit of a nerd and I was loving catching up with the comic con news and seeing various video clips. I don’t think I’d actually dress up in character, unless it was something like Michonne with my zombie slaying sword. That would be cool if you don’t mind a short, chubby Mexican version. Brian would want to carry a weapon too but since he is more likely to be holding a book than a sword maybe a Sheldon costume would be more appropriate. 😉

When I am not geeking out over things like that I am loving/obsessing over British entertainment such as these.

~ 1 ~

Downton Abbey

There seems to be two categories regarding the BBC/Masterpiece shows Downton Abbey. You either love it or you don’t get what all the fuss is about. I am definitely a love it. If you are too, you’ll also love these.

I haven’t done a Season 4 update since this post but have you seen the new stills from Season 4? Here are a few.

It breaks my heart a little to see Mary and Tom without their better halves.

I’m loving this photo.

Edith is looking sultry.

Oh dear, is this why?

Rose and her current beau.

 

~ 2 ~

Jane Austen & Outdoor Movie Nights

Jane Austen is my favorite author (along with Charlotte Bronte) and I love watching all the many adaptations of her stories. I still enjoy watching the old Sense and Sensibility with Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet and was excited to see it was one of the summer movies offered at our local “Theater in the Forest.” It is an outdoor theater nestled in a foresty area of downtown Carmel. A couple of my mom friends brought their daughters and together we got cozy under blankets, sipped hot chocolate and passed the popcorn as we watched the movie. It was Bella’s first Jane Austen movie and I was sooo happy to share it with her. 🙂

 

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Masterpiece Mystery

Brian and I are also big fans of BBC/Masterpiece Mystery, although some of the stories can be a little grittier for the sensitive viewer. Our fave, hands down, is Sherlock Holmes. I’ve enjoyed Benedict Cumberbatch in previous movies but didn’t become a fangirl until Sherlock.

Then seeing him as Kahn in Star Trek pretty much sealed the deal.

Here’s a video of Freeman and Cumberbatch with a video message to Comic Con participants.

Watch Sherlock’s Martin Freeman & Benedict Cumberbatch; Comic-Con on PBS. See more from Masterpiece.

 

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English Actors & The Hobbit

When the Hobbit came out I was pleased that Richard Armitage was to play Thorin since I loved him in North & South. I was equally excited when Martin Freeman/Dr. Watson played Bilbo in the Hobbit. Now Freeman will be reunited with his partner Cumberbatch/Sherlock in the sequel The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Benedict Cumberbatch plays the dragon Smaug. Although his physical likeness doesn’t appear, his voice and body movements are used in a similar way as his co-star Andy Serkis’ were used for Gollum. I can’t wait for that one!

 

~ 5 ~
Peppa Pig

Our British love is rubbing off on the kids because they adore the cartoon Peppa Pig. It cracks me up they can go from having a Star Wars light saber battle to discussing having tea and biscuits during their summer holiday. Yesterday John-Paul was playing store with me and he handed me a coin saying, “Here is one pound, Mummy.” Maybe one day he can teach me the metric system. 😉

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6 Comments

  • Joy says:

    YES!
    My #3 would likely read comedies like As Time Goes By as I’m not much of a mystery person.
    My kids would add Max & Ruby and Kipper to #5. For the longest time at the start of a race my oldest would say “Ready, steady, go”

    Thanks for the Downton stills, had not seen any yet.

    • bobbi says:

      Hi Joy, my kids also LOVE Max and Ruby. (I can hear it now as I am typing.) Although I did have to google the backstory to find out why their parents were never around. (It was originally supposed to take place in the 40’s and they were busy with the war.) LOL. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  • Amy Caroline says:

    OUTDOOR JANE AUSTEN MOVIE NIGHT???

    I am geeking all over that!!!

    And I love Downtown. My daughters and I watched it every Thursday night for ladies night. But we haven’t seen 4, how do you get it?

    • bobbi says:

      LOL! I was geeking out over that too! As for Downton, it hasn’t started yet. These were photos released before the show airs. It will return in Sept in the UK and in Jan in the US. So we still have a few more months to go! Thanks for stopping by, Amy. 🙂

  • Rebekah Es says:

    Can’t believe BC is Smaug! I rely on you for all the best news! And the movie night is so perfect.

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