Have you ever seen this series? It's a British production, and is, quite simply, wonderful.
I've written before about the many reasons I love these British productions, and this one has it in spades.
I get so tired of how, in the Hollywood movies, everyone looks the same. Perfect skin, blindingly white teeth, stick thin figures on the women, unnaturally sculpted bodies on the men. Not a crooked nose or jutting chin to be found. I admit, it has a certain appeal, but it's just so darned unreal. After a while, I truly can't tell the actors apart. When we recently saw Cowboys and Aliens, I was unsure whether or not the two lead female roles were being portrayed by the same person. Boring!
But these British actors, they have faces. While their teeth may be a bit crooked, and their skin not perfect, they have such depth of character, they become luminous. While it takes a while to get to know the various characters, once you do, they become so beautiful, each face reflecting the integrity and honor of the people they are portraying.
Lark Rise to Candleford takes place sometime around the turn of the last century and follows the residents of two villages, the very rural Lark Rise and the somewhat more cosmopolitan Candleford. Like any good series, you become involved with the lives of the people and the day to day life of the communities.
The acting is superb. If you give it a chance, I believe you'll become hooked. We certainly did.
Tomorrow is a local Art and Wine Festival. This year, they've brought in circus performers who will be circulating among the guests. We've decided we'll take the cameras and see if we can't get in a bit of photography. If any of it comes out, I'll be posting some pictures.
That's it for today!