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More Desperate Romantics

Annie has gone off to marry her aristo. I shall miss her.

Given the general approach of this show, Hunt returning from his pilgrimage with not merely a completed The Scapegoat but a supply of hashish? Really should not have surprised me. PRB munchies. *boggle*

Possibly the best line anyone could have written for Dante Gabriel Rossetti: "I have a moral code. I simply don't wear it out by overuse." Not that he'd ever have admitted that out loud, of course, but I still laughed very loudly indeed.

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studiesinlight
Mar. 28th, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
I laughed at that line very much, too. It's a little too obvious, perhaps -- as you say, not out loud -- but they only have six episodes to sketch out the character, so I've become impressed with the choices they're making. This is a fair and doggone amusing outline! Of them all. The growing conventionality of Millais got an explicit line of dialogue, too, and I laughed at it as too blatant -- but it's not like the show has decades to slowly pull them all through their stages.

(One of the things I grant to the show as impractical, but which would have been a delight if it could have been swung, would have been to have all these little men's gatherings actually in their various quarters, as happened, instead of always in this anonymous, generic pub.)

We won't be seeing Effie again, will we? Maybe we'll get her meeting Lizzie after the wedding...

Poor Annie. Poor, prudent, sad, wise Annie with the explicitly horrific arrangement shiny with the name of marriage. Strong, interesting choice by the show.
wiliqueen
Mar. 28th, 2010 02:21 am (UTC)
The growing conventionality of Millais got an explicit line of dialogue, too, and I laughed at it as too blatant -- but it's not like the show has decades to slowly pull them all through their stages.

Yes, exactly. I rewatched the first two last week (teenytiny on my Zen in extras holding), and find I'm appreciating the construction more the second time around.

If you've just got through episode 4, there is a bit more of Effie in the offing, maybe even some of the best of her.

Poor, prudent, sad, wise Annie with the explicitly horrific arrangement shiny with the name of marriage. Strong, interesting choice by the show.

And a fabulous way of putting it.

As it turns out, this isn't the last of Annie in the series after all -- much to my delight, though she is yet sadder and wiser.
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