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Author Topic: Ten Years North and South today!  (Read 253 times)

Luce

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Ten Years North and South today!
« on: February 13, 2019, 04:42:50 AM »
Oh, oh, oh, ten years already! See Ra Twitter.
That was on November 14th 2008 and I FORGOT!!! Shame, Luce, shame!
This is and was the BEST lovestory ever!
I fell in love with period drama when I saw this (and a bit with RA, too!).
Whenever I feel a bit down, N&S lifts me up again.
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Re: Ten Years North and South today!
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 09:30:02 AM »
I don't understand the 10 years.


As the BBC had low expectations for the series, it was not well publicised and went almost unnoticed by critics. Audiences, however, were more receptive; hours after the first episode aired in November 2004, the message board of the programme’s website crashed because of the number of visitors the site was receiving, forcing host bbc.co.uk to shut it down.This sudden interest on the serial was attributed to Richard Armitage, a relatively unknown actor, whose portrayal of the emotionally restrained John Thornton drew parallels with Colin Firth's portrayal of Fitzwilliam Darcy on the BBC's 1995 mini-series Pride and Prejudice, and the reception he later received  Armitage himself claims that the series was a success because of the "industrial landscape and the attention [that the series gives] to the working classes and the way they develop". The reaction to the series was a surprise to the BBC, who then decided to release the DVD on 11 April 2005.

North & South was voted "Best Drama" in the BBC drama website's annual poll in 2004. Richard Armitage was voted "Most Desirable Drama Star" and "Best Actor",Daniela Denby-Ashe was voted "Best Actress" and three different scenes were voted as the year's "Favourite Moments", with the final scene winning the number one spot.

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Re: Ten Years North and South today!
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2019, 11:54:29 AM »
Look at RA's tweet!

Oh, BTW, there's a new audiobook narrated by RA, 'The Taking of Annie Thorne'.
Must have!!!
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Re: Ten Years North and South today!
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 02:53:31 PM »
Look at RA's tweet!

Oh, BTW, there's a new audiobook narrated by RA, 'The Taking of Annie Thorne'.
Must have!!!

I saw that tweet, but I don 't think he was making it.  Perhaps it had been 10 years since poster saw it first - it doesn't seem to make any sense any way I look at that.

Thanks for "tippin' me the wink" on the audiobook.  Yes, I saw that.

My kindle was stolen when I had that break-in.  So, I finally ordered another one - then returned immediately for one with more storage since it will do Audible (another Amazon product, now).


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Re: Ten Years North and South today!
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2019, 03:52:31 AM »
Arghhh! I was all wrong, wasn't I?

N&S was first broadcast in 2004! So ten years was in 2014. Silly me!
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Re: Ten Years North and South today!
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2019, 12:40:50 AM »
Luce, 2008 may be the year when you watched N&S first? LOL
I remember it was 2008 for me and the reason why I entered IMDB chats to shear my admiration for this BBC series
and there I got acquainted with Genie, Oso and other friends.
 

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Re: Ten Years North and South today!
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2019, 04:11:27 AM »
Luce, 2008 may be the year when you watched N&S first? LOL
I remember it was 2008 for me and the reason why I entered IMDB chats to shear my admiration for this BBC series
and there I got acquainted with Genie, Oso and other friends.

You're exactly right, Nath! 2008 was the year I retired and suddenly had a lot of time on my hands.
I was fond of the Kincaid mystery novels by Deborah Crombie. I asked her which actors she wanted, should the BBC adapt her books for television, and she answered Richard Armitage as Kincaid, a high-ranked police officer in the Metropolitan Police in London and Daniella Denby-Ashe as Gemma Jones, his sergeant.
I'd never heard of them and looked them up. Reading all the praise for Richard's performance, I bought the N&S DVD and have been hooked since!
Then, in 2009, I found Genie's appeal for a writer on her website.
She was already in love with Thornton, so I started writing fanfiction about N & S.

Best years of my life, Genie, dear!
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Re: Ten Years North and South today!
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2019, 10:07:11 AM »
Best years of my life, Genie, dear!

'Tis true, this.

What's been nice for a while is the fact that N&S has been on Netflix and I can sit and watch it all without changing disks.  I just get into my lounge pj's and lounge chair, cuddle up, have a diet coke near, and binge for a day/s.

Is anyone reading my Brotherly Love on Tuesday, here on the front page?





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Re: Ten Years North and South today!
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2019, 10:28:46 AM »
Best years of my life, Genie, dear!

Is anyone reading my Brotherly Love on Tuesday, here on the front page?

No, I'm NOT, and truly ashamed of it!

I will do so immediately and let you know how I feel. Sorry. It's been a couple of very busy days and I scarcely have time to post my own story.
Six grandkiddies will do that to you!
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Re: Ten Years North and South today!
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2019, 10:32:11 AM »
Don't rush.  It starts getting interesting this coming week.   :fav275:

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Re: Ten Years North and South today!
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2019, 04:03:08 AM »
Don't rush.  It starts getting interesting this coming week.   :fav275:

Explain 'interesting'? LOL Sex involved?
Lord, I need Hermy to expell all these inappropriate thoughts from my wicked mind!
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Re: Ten Years North and South today!
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2019, 07:29:48 PM »

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Explain 'interesting'? LOL Sex involved?
Lord, I need Hermy to expell all these inappropriate thoughts from my wicked mind!

Luce, know this.  Nothing is inappropriate in thought where RA is!

No sex yet, but more discovery of feelings.  LOL   :362


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Re: Ten Years North and South today!
« Reply #12 on: Today at 04:33:23 AM »

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Explain 'interesting'? LOL Sex involved?
Lord, I need Hermy to expell all these inappropriate thoughts from my wicked mind!

Luce, know this.  Nothing is inappropriate in thought where RA is!

No sex yet, but more discovery of feelings.  LOL   :362

I so want to have the time to just sit and read this.

My English classes ask a lot of my time, and so does Hermy. I cook, iron and clean up after him. LOL
The grandkiddies, too, they take up a lot of my time.

Good tidings, too. I finally manage to do some regular writing every day.
Currently working on 'The Reluctant Heartthrob', a contemporary love story based on RA's carreer. Hard work, though!
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Re: Ten Years North and South today!
« Reply #13 on: Today at 10:02:00 AM »
Well, let me give you a couple of quotes.  Fred returns from sea and finds his sister had never stepped out with a man. He takes it upon himself to teach her the ways of men.  LOL
This is where it has come to his attention.

Fred:   “Margaret, what were you doing back there just now?”

Margaret:  “What do you mean?”

Fred:   “You were seducing the man right in front of me. Where did you learn that? You’ve come a long way, sis.”

Margaret:   “Fred, I did no such thing. I wouldn’t know how to and wouldn’t if I did.”

Fred:   Fred slid closer to her. His face almost touching hers. "You were seducing that man! He couldn’t take his eyes from you. And that line about him being hard to refuse. You’re becoming a tease.”

Margaret:   “I was not doing that.”

Fred:  “You were!”

Margaret:   “Now, stop it, Fred. Fun is fun, but enough of this.”

Fred:   Fred crashed back to his side of the coach, feigning a heart attack, throwing his hand over his chest. “If I wasn’t your brother, I would have swept you off your feet.”




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« Reply #14 on: Today at 10:30:48 AM »
It's the yearly "Master's Ball".  Adam Bell, being in league with Fred to introduce Margaret to eligible men invites Margaret to ball as his (plus one).


The main course was finally delivered to each patron. As it was set before Margaret, she began to inspect her plate. People were starting to slice their meat while Margaret slowly rotated her plate to see all the sides of this piece of work. It made her wonder if people ate horses up in the north. She looked to Adam for answers.

He leaned again into her ear. “It’s a delicacy Margaret, they’re bull testicles sent fresh from America.” Adam started laughing so loud at Margaret’s expression, he was afraid he would have to explain himself to the table.

Hearing Adam’s uproarious laugh, all eyes fell his way. Fred noticed that his sister was beginning to heave. He rushed to her side, picked her up in his arms and hurried her to the ladies.

She vomited. She had broken into a sweat, and her face was flushed.

“Fred,” Margaret shouted through the door.

“Yes, sis?”

“No one is in here but me. Can you come in? Pretend I screamed.”

Fred opened the door and found Margaret on the floor, all red-faced and drooling still. The attendant came in and although surprised to see a man in the room noticed the lady was in distress.

“Excuse me, ma’am. This is my sister and she called for help.”




 


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