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Monday, February 5, 2018

Another Period Drama Tag

I am so sorry these posts have been so random lately, this year so far has been crazy!

Anyway, the amazing Elanor at Musings of an Austen Wannabe, created this tag, then tagged me! And the fabulous Ruth, the lovely Cordy , and the splendid Olivia tagged me as well! Thank you, Elanor, Ruth, Cordy, and Olivia!! Of course, it's a period drama tag, so I can't pass it up! And, when four people have tagged you for the same tag, I guess it's time to do it.

I am going to try to do a different movie/book/actor for each question, but it might not work.
Another Period Drama Tag:
Rule #1: Answer the questions
Rule #2: Link back to the person who tagged you
Rule #3: Tag at least one other blogger to do the tag

Here are the questions:
1.  What was the most recent period drama you watched?  Share what you thought of it.:

Uh, the last one was Sense & Sensibility (1995). I have seen it before, and I love it to pieces. My sisters and I were laughing, and crying, and my dad was wondering what in the world was going on. It is actually so funny, especially Hugh Grant. But, Alan Rickman is my favorite. I wasn't even going to watch, but then I got sucked in. I love that movie so much.

2.  Do you generally prefer period dramas in the form of a movie or a TV series/mini-series?  Why?:

If it is based on a book, I usually like mini-series if it is based on a book, but then some of my favorite period dramas are just movies. And I love it when I find a full series that is a period drama and that is clean.

Sorry, that was not a good answer. These are hard questions!

3.  What is your favorite musical period drama?:

I have lots of others, but I'll say My Fair Lady. Just 'cause I get those songs stuck in my head all. the. time.

4.  Read the book first or watch the movie first?:

Book! This is sort of my blog's motto:
Unless, I have already started watching it when I learn it is based on a book, I'll just keep watching. Or, if it has been on my shelf forever and I just go ahead and watch.

5.  What is a valuable life lesson you learned from a period drama?:

Don't judge others.
Speak with your voice as well as your actions.

6.  Which period drama hero would you be likely to fall in love with in real life?:

Elanor! How am I supposed to answer this!??

Um, I guess I would say Don Pedro of Aragon from Much Ado About Nothing (1993). I mean, he just is so nice, and I feel that he gets left out.
Anndddd... Jim Craig from The Man from Snowy River (1982).
Mr. Darcy, from Pride & Prejudice.

7.  Do you ever like to binge-watch a period drama series?:

Haha. Hahahaha. It's not like I've ever done that.

Kidding. I once watched all of Pride & Prejudice (1995) in one sitting. And I have watched five episodes of Robin Hood BBC in one sitting as well. I know, I'm crazy, but when it is so good you have to keep watching!

8.  What things go best with watching a period drama?:

Family who laugh and talk about it with you. I know, you're thinking, "Why would you talk during a movie?" Well, you don't, but you do talk about the movie. My sister and I yell at the characters, we tell them to do things.

9.  Which period drama do you think you would fit into best?:

Robin Hood!!!!!!! (MC, you just want that to be true.) Okay, okay. I probably wouldn't last one day in Sherwood, but still.

I really cannot think of anything for this question. Um... I took a quiz and it said I should be in Call the Midwife. I'm not sure how accurate that is, so I'll say Mansfield Park.

10. If you could have any period drama character for a best friend, who would it be?  And why?:

Beatrix Potter from Miss Potter (2006). She loves to write, draw, dance (sob), and I think we would be great friends!

11. Show us a picture of a period drama costume you wish you could wear in real life.:

*yawn* Hurry up and get me dressed, maids! (btw, this movie is sssssooooo good.)
Sorry, I'm kidding again. They are all ssssssooooo amazing!!! They are a little too fancy for me, but I would love to wear this one of Meg's from Little Women (1994).
Sorry the picture is a little blurry.

12. Are there any period dramas you like to watch during a particular season or holiday?:

I only watch A Christmas Carol (many different versions) during Christmas.

13. Which period drama has your favorite soundtrack?:

Robin Hood BBC! I could listen to it all day long!

14. Dream cast your favorite actor and actress in a period drama of your choosing; tell which parts they would play and why.***:

I did this backwards, I should have come up with a movie then come up with actors. I came up with actors then found a movie for them to be in. I'm not even sure if this will work, but I tried. I know that it sounds really weird, and it probably won't go, but it was all I could think of.

A new version of Emma:
Holliday Grainger as Emma Woodhouse.
Richard Madden as Mr. Knightley.
My brain is dead, and they are all I can think of.

15. Are there any period dramas you like more than one version of?:

Robin Hood!!!!! (Stop answering that for everything, MC!)

16. What are the top three period dramas that you haven't seen on your to-watch list?:

Only three!!??:
Belle (2013)
Howard's End (1992) [I own this, but I just haven't watched it yet!]
Sense & Sensibility (2008)

17. Show a picture of your favorite period drama hairstyle.:

I know I already used P&P as the answer to what I binge watch, but this is really my favorite hairdo.

18. What was your favorite wedding in a period drama?:

This wedding from Emma (1996):
Look!! Mr. and Mrs. Weston are so happy! And Emma is congratulating them!!

19. What is your favorite biographical period drama?:

AMAZING GRACE. If you have not seen this movie, GO!! It is the true story of William Wilberforce, and it is sssooo beautiful!
And... The King's Speech is really fabulous.

20. Which historical novel will you forever recommend to anyone and everyone?:

Any Jane Austen book, any Charles Dickens book. Forever.

***14. Side note: deceased actors do count

Well, I did use some twice (or thrice), but I am pretty happy with my answers. Thank you so much to all of you for tagging me!

I tag:
Elanor (you have to answer your own tag!)
Anyone else who hasn't done it.

Many thanks once again to everyone who tagged me, and thanks for reading! What do you think of all these movies?



  1. Yay! I loved reading your answers! :D

    Let's see...
    - Oh, My Fair Lady is a fun choice! (The songs are super catchy, you're right.)
    - My sisters and I talk about movies as we watch them, too.
    - Yes, Meg's blue dress is so pretty!
    - Mr. & Mrs. Weston's wedding is sweet--love that you chose that one. <3
    - Amazing Grace and The King's Speech are both SO good!

    Thank you for tagging me! I suppose I'll be doing my own tag soon, then. :)

    1. Aw, thanks! And thank you for tagging me! :)

      -The songs are so catchy! I'll just be doing the dishes and singing, "I could have danced all night!"
      -Nice! I mean, or else you could just watch the movie by yourself, but doing it with family is so much more fun!
      -I love all blue dresses, but that is on of my favorites!
      -I love it in the 1996, so I really want to see it in the 2009.
      -They are! I cry in both of them!

      Sure thing! I can't wait to see what you say! :)

  2. I love these! And this is random but currently I've been getting into old comedies and musicals. I've watched Ginger Roger and Fred Astiar, The Quiet Man, The Sound of Music and Parent Trap as well as some old sitcoms. Recommendations? ;)

    1. (Sorry this is a late answer) Sure thing! I love reccomending movies! Some good musicals are: Singin' in the Rain [1952] (This is my favorite movie of all time), The Music Man [1961] (This has some iffy things, but I love it to pieces!), Easter Parade [1948], Chitty Chitty Bang Bang [1968], and Thoroughly Modern Millie [1967], just to name a few.
      For comedies, but not musicals:
      Swiss Family Robinson [1960], Bringing Up Baby [1938], and any Shirley Temple movie.
      I hope you enjoy those! Let me know if you would like more suggestions!

  3. Oh yeah! I love your taste, girl!

    Jim Craig, Amazing Grace, P&P. Ooooo yeah!

    1. Thanks, Erudessa! :D

      Yes, yes, and yes! They are great. :D

  4. I love this tag, MC!!

    It really is hard not to get sucked into S&S :).

    Aggggghhhh yes to Jim Craig :). I love him (and that movie TO DEATH)

    Thanks for tagging me!!


    1. Thanks! It was a lot of fun to do.

      True. You can't not watch it. :)


      Sure thing! I can't wait to read your answers. :)

  5. Awww! Lovely answers :)

    My Fair Lady, yaaaaaasssss. I just rewatched that one.


    Ooh, you MUST watch Belle and the '08 S&S :D

    Wow, good answer for #5. *is impressed*

    And your dream cast for a new Emma! I'D WATCH THAT. (I'd also *cough* read your full dream cast post if you ever got around to it *cough cough* Not that I'm trying to drop a hint or anything . . . )


    1. Thank you! And thanks for tagging me. :D

      It is so good! I watched a bit of it the other day, but not the whole thing, just one song. ;)


      They do look amazing! :D

      Aw, thanks. :D

      Thanks again! I'd do a dream cast post, but those two are seriously the only ones I can think of. Plus, your dream cast posts are the best. :D

      Thanks again, Olivia!

  6. Loved to read you answers, MC! Sense and Sensibility is so great! Five episodes of Robin Hood after eachother! We never go past more than four, even with series we absolutely LOVE(that is RH BBC for me, of course)
    We do that too! Yell at the characters :) And we scream ''no!'' when irritating characters appear and my dad and brother always talk during When Calls the Heart, especially when there is a ''Jack and Elizabeth scene''. ''Oh, Jack'' from the couch to the screen. We kind of mock some characters too ;)
    We all would wish to be in Sherwood, wouldn't we? Well, at least I would. Beatrix Potter would indeed make a very good friend and the dress Meg is wearing is pretty! You actually managed to think of a dream cast and movie! I couldn't. By the way, they're good picks. If a version of Emma would be made with those actors, I would definitely watch it! Oh,S&S '08 is also very good. Between 2008 and 1995 I can't choose which is better. We have seen Amazing Grace(that version) and The King's Speech too, but it was pretty long ago, I think.Yeah, a long time.
    Anyhow, again, I loved reading your answers!

    1. Aw, thanks Ruth! It was a fun tag, thanks for tagging me! Sense and Sensibility is such a classic! I know, it was too much. I didn't mean to, I just couldn't stop! (RH BBC is my favorite series.)
      Oh yes, I definitely groan or yell "No!" when characters who I don't like appear. And I can understand why they would talk through a "Jack and Elizabeth scene". :)
      It is so beautiful and so green! It would be great to live there! She would. :) I think that dress of Meg's is my favorite of the whole movie. I love blue!
      Thanks! I couldn't think of anyone else. It would be cool, but I think those actors are a little too old for those parts. I think Dan Stevens would be a better Edward, so that is the main reason why I want to see it. :) You should rewatch! They are so good. :)
      Aw, thanks! I loved reading your comment!

  7. Same, same, same to so many of these!!! Aaah!!! Loved reading this! So many good answers! You're a kindred spirit for sure.

    1. Oh, thank you so much Rae! I'm so glad that we are kindred spirits, it is so fun to meet one! :D


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