Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Countdown to Masterpiece Classic

The most exciting event of the winter and spring t.v. season is the presentation of period dramas by Masterpiece Classic. We discovered Masterpiece Theater a few years ago, and it has been satisfying our hunger for BBC productions each season.  Movies such as Little Dorrit, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Cranford, and The 39 Steps continue to captivate us with the supberb acting, riveting storylines, and stunning scenery.  

Movies that we have discovered from former seasons include Daniel Deronda, Wives & Daughters, North & South, Jane Eyre, and Middlemarch.  Masterpiece Classic certainly lives up to its name.  These movies are timeless.  We have watched several of them numerous times, and thanks to Masterpiece Classic, we have amassed quite a collection of DVDs!

The 2011 season will include Downton Abbey, Any Human Heart, and a remake of the infamous Upstairs Downstairs series.  Downton Abbey, shown below, seems particularly promising.

There are only 7 days (and counting) left until the January 9th premier of Downton Abbey.  Enjoy the season!

If you are a fellow Masterpiece Classic fan, we would love to hear about your favorite movies!

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