So Monday found me not only house bound, but couch bound. Luckily, Mr. Coleman (who knows all about my embarrassing love of a good BBC period drama-even though he doesn't share the passion!) had picked up a copy of "Emma" at the library for me, and I sat through all four episodes in the one go! It was great. So here’s my tip on how to enjoy a wet and wild (or sick) day...embrace the wonderfulness of a good period drama!! While I love to read many classic books (two all time favourite's are Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre" and her sister Emily's "Wuthering Heights",) there is something quite satisfying about seeing these beloved stories come to life on the screen. If you're into this sort of thing already, I’m sure you've got your favourites, but if your new, promise you'll give it a go! Give your dull gray day a bit of uppity romance!!!
Some favourite's of mine:
Recent BBC versions of Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.
I'm normally not a huge Jane Austin fan (in comparison to the Bronte’s, at least) but LOVED this version of Emma, and also the Pride and Prejudice film starring Keria Knightly.
For a bit of Aussie spookiness: Picnic at hanging Rock
Here are some lovely images of the recent 2009 BBC version of Emma I enjoyed on Monday.