Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lark Rise to Candleford

So Katie and I have become a little obsessed with this series, o.k. maybe a lot!
It is so good and we can't seem to get the discs fast enough through netflix.
Here is a little summary of what the show is about.  If you're interested take a peek.

The series is set in the small Oxfordshire hamlet of Lark Rise and the wealthier neighbouring market town of Candleford towards the end of the 19th century. The series chronicles the daily lives of farm workers, craftsmen, and gentry, observing the characters in loving, boisterous, and competing communities of families, rivals, friends, and neighbours.
The narrative is seen through the eyes of a teenage girl, Laura Timmins (Olivia Hallinan), as she leaves Lark Rise to start a new life under the wing of her cousin, the independent and effervescent Dorcas Lane (Julia Sawalha), who is Post Mistress at the local Post Office in Candleford. Through these two characters, viewers experience the force of friendship as Laura and Dorcas see each other through the best and worst of times. ~Wikipedia
Enjoy your day!


Jill said...

Looks very interesting!

Mommie Dearest Strikes Again said...

I'm going to look for this - I think my daughter would really enjoy it (me too....). It sounds a bit like Anne of Green Gables, to me.

Mama J said...

Yay.... my library has the video series! What age do you think this would be good for? Older than the 'Little House on the Prairie' viewing age?

Joe Ambrosino said...

I like that you and your daughter watch this series together. As a dad of three daughters, I can say it probably isn't something that I would have been watching with them. Luckily,when my kids were your daughter's age, I owned a bookstore and started them on many shared reading adventures. We loved the classic fantasy adventures from C.S. Lewis, Ursala LeGuin and others. Not much good TV in those days, except maybe Star trek.

Young Adventures... said...

Mama J, I would say tweenish maybe? I would suggest watching the first one and see what you think. It does seem geared to more of a female audience, but Brian has enjoyed a few of them. I would let Ian watch them, but he thinks they are too romantic and boring. :)
Joe I love that you read to your girls when they were young. Our kids like to read a lot, but we don't read much as a family anymore. Brian's thought about reading the Hobbit to them.

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