Okay, so as I’ve previously mentioned, I love period dramas. I love the history, the costumes, the drama, and, yes, the romance.
At this point, however, I’ve watched through the “known favorites” and I’m having to do a bit more hunting to find new, good material. I thought I would start sharing my adventures in case anyone else out there is having the same problem. Plus, as a storyteller, it’s fun to pick apart and analyze other stories.
So, Period drama round-up #1: Falling for a Dancer.
This 1998 BBC miniseries was filmed in West Cork and takes place in Ireland in the 1930s-40s. It stars Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh as Elizabeth, Liam Cunningham (aka Davos from Game of Thrones) as Mossy, Dermot Crowley as Neeley, and even a very young Colin Farrell as Danny. After seeing those names in the cast, I was already interested. (One of my favorite parts of period dramas is finding familiar faces in unexpected cast lists.)
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Just saw Maleficent and had to type up my two cents. Spoilers behind the cut.
Hello friends, Romans, countrymen!
So, this blog has been on my mind for some time. I decided I wanted to start a catch-all for my rambling posts about being (or trying to be) a writer, about books, travel, food, movies, history, sports . . . memes (I’m being honest here) . . . what-have-you. Thus was born Dear Old World.
I’m not very good at introductions, so I’m going to keep it brief. I’m Leanne, 24 and 1/4. Outside of my Work life (study abroad advising), I have my “Someday” life and my “Fun” life. In “Someday,” I am pursuing my dream of being a published writer, which includes taking the odd grad writing seminar, working on short stories and my one (recently-completed!) novel, researching, and reading great books/watching great movies that inspire me. The latter
somewhat frequently overlaps with my “Fun,” life, during which I read, binge-watch period dramas, enjoy the beautiful outdoors of Northern Nevada or wherever else I happen to be, relax, laugh, and un-ironically argue the merits of the first three Star Wars movies. Yes, I mean Episodes I-III. Okay, maybe a little ironically. But I do love them. Well, the first two.
For those of you who are still with me . . . Let’s do this!