Saturday, 22 August 2015

Late Summer Viewing on the Small Screen

I'm not sure about the rest of you (tales of Summer heat reach me through the phenomenon that is social media), but this year has been pretty miserable weather wise for those of us in NI (and indeed all of Ireland it would seem).  Don't feel bad for me though - I'm off to Los Angeles for the month of October, so as far as I'm concerned my Summer has just been delayed for a few months.

In the meantime, instead of filling our evenings with BBQs and garden parties, Mr B and I have been watching some of the rich pickings BBC has had on offer this past month.  These are both positively lovely at least in terms of costumes and set designs (as far as I'm concerned, amazing costumes and sets make up for a lack of almost anything else) and are pulling me in opposite directions style wise.

If you're in the UK then you're probably already familiar with these and if you're in the US then no doubt they will soon be screening on PBS or BBC America (and if you're elsewhere in the world, you'll have to forgive me as I have no idea which channels you have).

Life in Squares

I'm not really sure if I think they did a good job telling the story of the Bloomsbury group or not (I suspect not), but I don't actually care because everything looked so good.  Twenties bohemia is definitely a look I can get behind.


Partners in Crime

I must admit, having read Agatha Christie's The Secret Adversary, I was a bit disappointed when I heard they were going to be setting this version of Tommy & Tuppence in the 50's.  But I got over that pretty quickly when I saw how absolutely adorable is Jessica Raine in this series!!!  She makes me want to get a pixie cut again.  And her wardrobe . . . !! I'd be hard pressed to tell you my favourite of her outfits, but this one comes to mind.


So now I have to make the decision as to whether I spend the Autumn in pedal pushers, twinsets and a gamine hairdo or in colourful headscarfs and smocks with paint under my fingernails.  

Which do you think?

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