Good morning, how is your week? Better with Gentleman Jack on our screens, I'd wager a thruppence! I am thoroughly enjoying this take on our first modern lesbian Anne Lister; if you need any backstory I can totally hook you up. My girl @Ceridwyn2 on Twitter and awesomesauce AnnaBanana @fancashire have been schooling me on Anne Lister history, you should totally follow them! Ceridwyn2 has the BEST Tumblr! Okay, to the show!
Woooo it's time for my favourite part of the week when I getta watch Gentleman Jack with Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle! Everything on this show is so well done; the love whose name we shall not spaketh (OH WE'RE GOING TO SPAKE IT), the exquisite (yet sometimes still somehow ugly) costuming, so many shiny bits to catch our attention. At its gooey center, however, it's a tale of every era: of the extraordinary and the discomfort it that follows from being among the status quo. Onward to the continuing tale of the indomitable Anne Lister!
Well hello, fellow historical drama devotees and welcome back to Gentleman Jack! Hey girl hey to Sally Wainwright fans! Not to mention the ladies-in-"menswear" buffs! I see you right up front, my saucy lesbian aficionados! I have been reading some interesting thoughts on Tumblr about Anne Lister (someone found one of my gif posts and it 'sploded); consensus is that while she wasn't an awesome person (elitist, ageist, etc), she is some type of representation and maybe it's a good thing we don't only see canonized versions of the fairer sex?
I've been missing our Sarah Lancashire and feeling a little bit guilty for dipping on the ghastly MotherFatherSon; that means it is definitely time for some more Happy Valley. Let's roll into the penultimate episode of the first series, I've forgotten how ugly it gets before it turns a corner. See you after the break!
Welcome back to Happy Valley series one, where things are as gritty as they get on British television, but with excellent writing and a minimum of gratuitous violence. is everyone ready to dive back in after the harrowing previous episode? Let's find out after the break!