Period Drama Tag Questions:
1. What period dramas have you watched in January?
I usually end up watching lots of things with my sister and most of those are historically set. Let's see...
Little Men (1998) - review coming soon!
Jim Henson's Arabian Nights - several period drama stars in it, not sure if I'll review it
part of Bleak House (1985) - will finish and review soon!
part of Pride & Prejudice (1980) - re-watched by myself for Mr. Collins guest post
From Time To Time - keep meaning to review this!
Treasure Island (2012) - I reviewed it here
Rob Roy - don't recommend, I skipped a LOT of it but the soundtrack is gorgeous
Neverland - a fantasy take on Peter Pan, not sure if I'll review or not
2. Do you prefer period dramas peppered with humor or laced with dark emotions?
Definitely humor! I love to laugh (cue Mary Poppin's song)! I do like some period dramas laced with dark emotions but if I spend too much time watching tragedies or sad serious things there's a feeling or desperation, worry and heaviness that comes over me that I don't like because I'm not a gloomy person by nature. Even watching Jane Eyre and North & South sometimes makes me weepy and depressed (even though they end happily!). I do love that Dickens and Gaskell pepper their works heavily with humor but Jane Austen is my favorite for the lightness and sweetness of her stories. :)
3. What was the first period drama miniseries (two episodes or longer) that you ever watched?
Maybe Anne of Green Gables? My family has always enjoyed period drama miniseries so I'm sure there must have been other films before that. Pride & Prejudice (1995) was another early miniseries I watched.
4. How many Jane Austen adaptations have you seen?
All of the adaptations available on DVD in the USA and I own them all too! So let me go count them...that's 20 films! And that doesn't count biopics and spinoffs that I've seen/own too. And when I say I've seen 20 adaptations that does mean that I've watched all of them at least three times each (yes, even Mansfield Park 1999 and Pride & Prejudice 2005!) and most of my favorites I've seen tons of times! My love of Jane Austen film adaptations is why I started Austen Efforts, a blog for collected information about all the JA films!
5. What period drama, that you haven't seen before, are you most looking forward to seeing in the future?
Well, I hope to watch the rest of Bleak House (1985) which I'd never seen before. I have a few things on my Netflix instant queue such as Romeo & Juliet (1968), The Robe (1953) and Titanic (2012). I also still really want to watch Les Misérables (2012) but will probably have to wait for it to go to DVD.