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1.18.2016

Coming Soon

We're out of town for the long weekend, but I wanted to drop in quickly to let you know about some upcoming shows and movies I'm really excited about.

First up, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies starring Lily James (and was that Matt Smith aka the 11th Doctor I spy too?)

Pride and Prejudice AND zombies...count me in! I love Jane Austen, and I love a good zombie flick; and the juxtaposition of the two looks like so much fun to me. This book has been on my to-read list for ages too, so I'll be sure to knock that out before checking out the film in February.

Next, the new PBS Civil War series, Mercy Street.

A bit more serious in tone, Mercy Street is the tale of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides during the Civil War. I've always found this to be such a fascinating time in American history; combine that with what looks to be an interesting medical drama as well and I'm intrigued.

Then, there's the BBC's War and Peace mini-series which starts tonight!! It also stars Lily James and Gillian Anderson too.

I love a good period mini-series, and this one looks amazing! The settings and costumes look gorgeous, but its the story I'm really looking forward too. I've never read the novel, so this will be all new for me. I can't wait!

Finally, the one I'm most excited about, The Crown on Netflix starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith (again, yay!).

The making of monarch, The Crown delves into the early years of Queen Elizabeth. I'm familiar with the backstory of her father and uncle, but I actually don't know much about Queen Elizabeth herself. The romance of it all, plus the pageantry, looks too good to pass up.

So, if it's not obvious by now, I'm a big fan of a good costume drama. I could seriously watch them all day long. The romance, costumes, language, and settings of them all - it's pure escapism for me.

Are you into period films too? Are you planning on checking any of these out?

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