Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lark Rise To Candleford



"People were poorer, and had not the comforts, amusements or knowledge we have today, but they were happier."
- Flora Thompson, 'Lark Rise to Candleford'





The Lark Rise to Candleford TV series is light and fun with not too much that is not family-friendly. I've watched all three seasons on YouTube and am looking forward to the fourth season. If the DVD sets weren't so expensive ($30-$40) I'd snap up all three!


Lark Rise to Candleford hearkens back to an older time when life was simpler and neighbors worked together. This series reminds me of Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford a bit but also has the grit of a Thomas Hardy novel (Under The Greenwood Tree, Far From The Madding Crowd). Just another BBC production done well!

3 comments:

Elegance of Fashion said...

I love Lark Rise to Candleford! It's such a great show! My mom, my sister, and I really enjoy watching it.

Elinor Dashwood said...

I enjoyed the first season of "Lark Rise", but, not being one to enjoy shows in general, I really didn't like it once we watched more into the second season...Laura was just so annoying and I didn't like how she and Miss Lane were always having romances that didn't end in commitment. But like I said, I enjoyed the first season; I loved the setting, and it totally made me fall in love with the styles of the 1890s!! :) :) :)

Kaitlin said...

I agree with Elinor Dashwood... Laura I didn't like...Dorcas was at her best in season 3...no man. The costumes though were wonderful.

And what was with Laura's hairdo's? they only got worse later on...

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